Waitresses of Jerusalem’s famous Café Atara in the 1930s.
(photo credit: COURTESY URI GREENSPAN)
The early 1920s witnessed an increase in Jewish tourism to Palestine. The costs of traveling were reduced, and the fact that the country was under the British Mandate made it much more desirable to visit. In the United States, strenuous efforts by the various Zionist organizations prodded the American Jewish population into considering a trip to the ancient homeland.
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