The new Palestine

Some of the vision of American Jewry for Palestine has been realized.

By DAVID GEFFEN
April 4, 2018 18:39
4 minute read.
Artist E.P. Sandoff (signature at bottom right) was hired to provide a visual representation of what

Artist E.P. Sandoff (signature at bottom right) was hired to provide a visual representation of what to expect from the ‘1920 Campaign for Ten Million Dollars. (photo credit: COURTESY DAVID GEFFEN)

It is interesting and instructive to see how American Jewry regarded Zionism 100 years ago.

In addition to being a major figure in American legal history, US Supreme Court associate justice Louis Brandeis was a leader in American Jewry. He nurtured in his co-religionists the spirit to assist a Jewish state to be. In 1912, before World War I, he took over as leader of the Federation of American Zionists (now ZOA). With his inspiration and tireless efforts, by 1917 the membership of that group had multiplied by a factor of 10. Now there 200,000 flying the Zionist banner.

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