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This missed the facts that land purchases predate JNF

Reader comment on item: Not Stealing Palestine but Purchasing Israel
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Submitted by Eric (Israel), Jul 25, 2011 at 02:04

This needs to go back farther. The Jewish National Fund only continued what Baron Edmond de Rothschild and others had been doing in the mid to late 1800's.

For examples in 1880's see




Also there was the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestine_Jewish_Colonization_Association ) that helped purchase land and pay for people to move into Israel long before the JNL or even WWI.


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