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 Encyclopedia: Jewish National Homeland
That was not the sole reason, for there had long been considerable support in Britain for the idea of a Jewish homeland, but the timing was influenced by the possibility.
An early draft used the word that in referring to Palestine as a Jewish homeland, which was changed to in Palestine to avoid committing to it being the whole of Palestine.
It stated the position agreed at a British Cabinet meeting on October 31, 1917, that the United Kingdom supported Zionist plans for a Jew ish national home in Palestine, though nothing should be done which might prejudice the rights of existing communities there. /encyclopedia/Jewish-National-Homeland

Zionism was metamorphosed into a mass movement and political power during World War I. In 1917 the British issued the Balfour Declaration, which bestowed favor upon the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish national home.
This stressed that Zionism sought to create a legal home in Palestine for the Jewish people and would promote settlement, create worldwide organizations to bind Jews together, strengthen Jewish national consciousness, and obtain consent of the governments of the world.
Jewish history during the Diaspora was marked by the appearance of a succession of pseudo messiahs - among them Sabbatai Zevi - who claimed that they would return the Jews to Zion. /believe/txc/zionism.htm

 Focus On Jerusalem~Map Room
All the land to the east of the Jordan river ( 75%) was designated as Transjordan and partitioned out of the Jewish National Homeland reserve.
Israel was uprooted from its national homeland and dispersed to the far-flung distant corners of the entire world in 70AD, and the subsequent Bar Kochba rebellion in 135AD.
Theodore Herzl authored a book entitled “Der Judenstat” ( the Jewish State) which spelled out the hopes and plans of political Zionists to gain momentum for a Jewish homeland somewhere in the world. /maproom.html

 j. - Stalin’s ‘Jewish homeland’ lives on in Russia’s Far East
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the two-story Moorish-style synagogue in Birobidzhan Sept. 10 was the highlight of a weeklong celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Jewish Autonomous Region, an area in Russia’s Far East that Stalin declared a secular Jewish homeland in 1934 to divert Soviet Jews from pre-state Israel.
Jewish Agency figures place the current number at 2,000, although local Jewish community officials insist it is closer to 6,000.
Yiddish and Jewish culture and traditions are taught as part of the curriculum in one of the city’s public schools, which any child may attend. /content/2-0-/module/displaystory/story_id/23647/format/html/displaystory.html

 Jewish Autonomous Oblast
In addition to being a history of the creation of the proposed Jewish homeland, the film features scenes of contemporary Birobidzhan and interviews with Jewish residents.
Stalin's theory on the National Question held that a group could only be a nation if they had a territory, and since there was no Jewish territory, per se, the Jews were not a nation and did not have national rights.
Jewish Communists argued that the way to solve this ideological dilemma was by creating a Jewish territory, hence the ideological motivation for the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. /wiki/J/Jewish-Autonomous-Oblast.htm

 Zionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Many prominent Jews in Europe and the United States opposed Zionism, arguing that a Jewish homeland was not needed because Jews were able to live in the democratic countries of the West as equal citizens.
Russia and the Russian controlled areas of Poland, and culminating in the Holocaust, converted the great majority of surviving Jews to the belief that a Jewish homeland was an urgent necessity, particularly given the large population of disenfranchised Jewish refugees after World War II.
The 1920s did see a steady growth in the Jewish population and the construction of state-like Jewish institutions, but also saw the emergence of Palestinian Arab nationalism and growing resistance to Jewish immigration. /wiki/Zionist - Israel - World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency Israeli Information Resource
Their activities included organizing immigration, resettling immigrants, assisting their employment in agriculture and industry, education, raising funds abroad, and purchasing land in Israel for settlers through the Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemet).
The Jewish National Fund was the land-purchasing arm of the WZO.
The Jewish Agency's task was not only to coordinate various fund-raising institutions but also to finance such programs as immigration and land settlement and to assist immigrants in matters of housing, social welfare, education, and youth care. /country-guide-study/israel/israel107.html

 Jew Watch - References - The Balfour Declaration
Some Jewish leaders were concerned that British recognition of a Jewish homeland in Palestine might negatively affect their status as citizens in England and other countries.
Thus, England had to decide how it was to administer the protectorate, and the Balfour Declaration promising a homeland to the Jewish people in Palestine was the apparent solution to the problem.
Jewish people, in particular, had attained high levels within business, banking, and artistic spheres, and considered themselves well assimilated in Germanic civilization. /jew-references-balfour.html

 Jewish National Fund Sees Major Increase in Tree Sales With Launch of New E-Z Tree™ Program
Jewish National Fund Sees Major Increase in Tree Sales With Launch of New E-Z Tree™ Program
April 24, 2001 – New York, NY – Since the official kick-off of Jewish National Fund's (JNF) new E-Z Tree program on March 1, the organization has seen a major increase in tree sales.
Charity News » Faith Based » Jewish National Fund » Article 01337 /00-01337.htm

Zionism originated aimed at the re-establishment of a Jewish national homeland and state in Palestine.
Zion is the Jewish people as a group, or the Jewish homeland as a symbol of Judaism.
Jewish Literacy: The Most Important Things to Know About the Jewish Religion, Its People and Its History. /z/zionism.htm

 Jewish National Fund:
Almost sixty years after David Ben-Gurion stated that the future of Israel would be written in the sands of the Negev, I was there to celebrate the future of Merhav Am, one of twenty new villages established with the support of Jewish National Fund.
You will be partners in the biblical promise of the Jewish Homeland.
And just like those who established the State, they are vital to the existence of the Jewish Homeland. /site/PageServer?pagename=BN_campaign

 Mideast Strife -- Will It Lead To Armageddon?
Lord Balfour's declaration was accepted, which provided for a "Jewish national homeland." The various caliphates and the Ottomans had been in control of Palestine and Jerusalem for many hundreds of years until this time.
Excerpted, it states: "Eretz-Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people...In the year 1897 the first Zionist Congress...proclaimed the right of the Jewish people to national rebirth in its own country.
His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object. /pubs/armagedd.htm

What would you do if some alien marauding horde descended on your homeland where your people have lived for 100s of years and started terrorizing you, driving you out of your home and off your land, bulldozing your homes and your ancient olive groves, killing you etc. etc.
To the extent that this is true and to the extent that it is true that we have done everything possible to prevent the Palestinians from mounting a legitimate armed resistance to the Jewish invaders, our country is also 'guilty' of the crimes the Israeli Jews have committed against the Palestinian people.
Nevertheless, Jewish immigration, land purchase, and claims were reacted to with alarm by some Palestinian leaders, who then became adamantly opposed to Zionism.

 Jewish National Fund: JNF centennial Celebration
In 1926, Jewish National Fund was incorporated in the United States, bringing a further sense of connection with the Homeland to American Jews.
Since its founding in 1901, Jewish National Fund has been a vital part of Zionist history, achieving its goal of purchasing the land that would become the State of Israel, helping to develop that land into a thriving nation, and protecting Israel's environment.
In 1960, Israel's Knesset adopted a Basic Land Law based on JNF's principle of national land, which stated that land owned by the Jewish People cannot be sold, but only leased for periods of 49 years at a time. /site/PageServer?pagename=history

 Palestine is and was the Jewish homeland : Vancouver Indymedia
It was a remapping of the Jewish homeland, where Jews have lived continuously since before the dawn of recorded history, for 3300-4000 or more years.
As the Article lays out, "Palestine" was never an Arab land and was constructed on the basis of the Jewish homeland upon the demise of the Ottoman empire.
The remaining 20% was designated as the Jewish homeland. /news/2003/10/76594_comment.php

 Jewish National Fund Founded - December 29, 1901
If not for the foresight of the early leaders of the Zionist Congress a century ago and the Jewish National Fund's efforts to secure land for the Jewish homeland, it is quite possible we would still be a people without a land.
Jewish National Fund Founded - December 29, 1901
The tin “blue boxes” of the Jewish National Fund became a common bond for Jews the world over. /en/resources/view.asp?id=1050

 06/13/01 - Assimilation in Israel
Israel really is a "nation of immigrants." While Jews have lived in Israel for the last 3000 years, most of the residents have come since 1947.
Most nations have some kind of Department, Service, or Ministry of Immigration.
The Law of Return allows any Jew anywhere in the world to move to Israel, and Israel will be glad to help them move in. /fulford/israel_assimilation.htm

 Greenwood Publishing Group I1
Sicker examines the nature of the struggles within the Zionist community over the national idea and its implications, and the evolving interactions of that community with the external political environment.
This leads him to assign a far more significant role to the so- called right-wing movements than is usually allotted to them in the traditional left-oriented historiography and a more critical assessment of the Zionist leadership.
Today, a half-century later, these same issues are causing an increasing polarization of Israeli society, with uncertain ramifications for the future. /books/0275966/0275966380.html

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 Jewish National Fund Founded - December 29, 1901
If not for the foresight of the early leaders of the Zionist Congress a century ago and the Jewish National Fund's efforts to secure land for the Jewish homeland, it is quite possible we would still be a people without a land.
There is no question that the Jewish National Fund was instrumental in reclamation of land for the Jewish State.
Over the next 50 years, the JNF would begin to acquire land in what would become the future homeland of the Jewish people. /doingzionism/resources/view.asp?id=1050&subject=78   (910 words)

 Jewish National Fund JNF KKL Keren Kayemeth Leyisrael definition - Zionism and Israel -Encyclopedia / Dictionary/Lexicon of Zionism/Israel/Middle East/Judaism
In 1926, Jewish National Fund was incorporated in the United States, bringing a further sense of connection with the Homeland to American Jews.
Jewish National Fund (Abbreviation - JNF, Hebrew: Keren Kayemeth Leyisrael, KKL) - Fund established by the Fifth Zionist Congress in 1901 to purchase land in the land of Israel and forward settlement.
JNF also set up and administered farms, continued its afforestation programs, which laid the foundation for JNF to become the leading environmental agency in Israel, and was instrumental in founding secondary schools and pioneering higher education an impressive record of achievement in a country whose Jewish population at the time numbered only 85,000. /dic/Jewish_National_Fund.htm   (3298 words)

 Zionism article - Zionism Jews nation 1897 1917 Jewish National Homeland Palestine Kingdom -
From 1917 it focused on the establishment of a Jewish National Homeland or state in Palestine, the location of the ancient Kingdom of Israel.
The desire of Jews to return to their ancestral homeland became a universal Jewish theme after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman Empire in AD 70, the defeat of Simeon Bar Kochba in 135, and the dispersal of the Jews to other parts of the Empire that followed.
Pogroms in Russia led Jewish philanthropists such as the Montefiores and the Rothschilds to sponsor agricultural settlements for Russian Jews in Palestine in the late 1870s, culminating in a small group of immigrants from Russia arriving in the country in 1882. /encyclopedia/Zionism   (5973 words)

 Howard Grief: Legal Rights and Title of Sovereignty of the Jewish People
On the contrary, Palestine and the Jewish National Home were synonymous terms, as is evidenced by the use of the same phrase in the second half of the Balfour Declaration which refers to the existing non-Jewish communities "in Palestine", clearly indicating the whole country.
The term “Jewish National Home” was defined to mean a state by the British government at the Cabinet session which approved the Balfour Declaration on October 31, 1917.
The gravest threat to Jewish legal rights and title of sovereignty over the Land of Israel still comes from the same source that has always fought the return of the Jews to their homeland, namely, the medley of Arabic-speaking Gentiles who inhabit the land alongside the Jews. /ENGLISH-NATIV/02-issue/grief-2.htm   (4685 words)

 Balfour Declaration, 1917 -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
That was not the sole reason, for there had long been considerable support in Britain for the idea of a Jewish homeland, but the timing was influenced by the possibility.
One of the main Jewish personalities who negotiated the granting of the declaration was Dr. (Israeli statesman who persuaded the United States to recognize the new state of Israel and became its first president (1874-1952)) Chaim Weizmann, the leading spokesman for organized Zionism in Britain.
The phrase "national home" was intentionally used instead of "state", and the British devoted some effort over the following decades to denying that a state was the intention, including the (additional info and facts about Churchill White Paper, 1922) Churchill White Paper, 1922. /encyclopedia/b/ba/balfour_declaration,_1917.htm   (773 words)

 Maccabee Award for Tiger Cubs and Cub Scouts
A highly successful Jewish playwright and journalist, he was so profoundly affected by the infamous Dreyfus trial in France that he became the foremost spokesman and activist for a Jewish homeland.
The day is observed in the Diaspora by eating fruits especially associated with Israel and by appeals on behalf of the Jewish National Fund, the agency responsible for the widespread reforestation in Israel.
Jewish life abounds in symbols and religious objects--visual and tangible representations of its many lofty values and ideals which words alone cannot adequately convey. /emblems/macabe-c.html   (13044 words)

 NATIV - Nov. 2001 - Jewish Legal Rights
This pernicious myth re-surfaces in every debate, article and diplomatic initiative on how best to make an unnecessary peace with the transplanted Arabs, intruders into the Jewish National Home, who principally inhabit the regions of Judea, Samaria and Gaza which they falsely claim to be their ancient homeland.
This myth contends that the so-called “Palestinians”, a fictitious Gentile nation that has no recorded annals in world history, are “resisting” the “occupation” of “their land” by the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
The Arab terrorist war being waged today against the Jewish people within the heart of the Land of Israel is based upon a gigantic and universal myth that has never been properly refuted. /NATIV/2001-6/2001-6-griefxs.htm   (185 words)

 Joint Arab-Jewish agreement on Jewish Homeland, January 3, 1918
Feisal Hussein, King of Iraq and Syria agreed to Jewish National Home according to British Mandate (Israel and Jordan) in 1918.
Feisal was at first sympathetic to a Jewish Homeland from which he hoped to receive aid in building his future kingdom.
The League assigned Palestine Mandate administration to Britain, entrusting it to establish the National Home for the Jews. /~samuel/feisal1.html   (1177 words)

 The Jewish Outreach Institute
Zionism's primary goal was to create a Jewish national home in the land of Israel, with which the Jews have a special historical, religious and national claim to.
The Zionists' fundamental goal was in securing a Jewish homeland in Israel and not in the suppression of Arab claims to the land.
Israel, founded in 1948 as a result of the Zionist movement, is the Jewish national home. /qa/country.shtml   (1963 words)

 Focus On Jerusalem~Map Room
That projected homeland is depicted in the map attached and known as the 1920 Jewish National Homeland Mandate.
Thus the Balfour Declaration established the political prospect for a Jewish State, and a national homeland for world Jewry in the land known as Palestine!
Israel was uprooted from its national homeland and dispersed to the far-flung distant corners of the entire world in 70AD, and the subsequent Bar Kochba rebellion in 135AD. /maproom.html   (1963 words)

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