Between Capital and Land: The Jewish National Fund's by Eric Engel Tuten

By Eric Engel Tuten

Tuten shows how the Jewish nationwide Fund (JNF) proved to be versatile in its fundraising to acquire its land-purchase ambitions throughout the moment global War. He presents a close exam of the Jewish nationwide Fund's inner improvement and analyses the connection among JNF's funds and land buy priorities. A beneficial addition to fresh re-evaluations of Israeli heritage and associations, this booklet might be of curiosity to these learning Palestinian background, Jewish and Israeli heritage and the heritage of the trendy heart East.

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By the late 1930s, the JNF was seeking additional revenues from several other sources. , fund-raising for the Galilee campaign of 1936–37), and income from bequests and ‘living legacies,’ from bazaars and other public functions, and from JNF stamps and telegrams. 99 Some of these sources of revenue are discussed in depth in later chapters. Kamen speaks of the ‘controversy’ over whether Palestine was a British ‘colony’. He gives two major differences between the colonial status of Palestine and other British colonies (such as India and colonies in Africa).

By late 1939, these properties had not yet officially been registered in the JNF’s name because the donors, who were not yet deceased, hoped to use the value of the properties for purchase of agricultural land through the JNF. ’ Professional assessors valued all these living legacy properties at £P150,000, although Granovsky estimated they were probably worth 30–35 percent more than that amount. ’ ‘Participation’ appears to have involved a loan from capitalists to the JNF for which the potential selling of the Goldberg legacy in the future would act as collateral.

Professional assessors valued all these living legacy properties at £P150,000, although Granovsky estimated they were probably worth 30–35 percent more than that amount. ’ ‘Participation’ appears to have involved a loan from capitalists to the JNF for which the potential selling of the Goldberg legacy in the future would act as collateral. 15 The second form of revenue enhancement was the issuance of debentures in US dollars. During the years 1937–39, the JNF received close to $1,900,000 (about £P475,000) from the sale of debentures in the USA.

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