Saturday, January 30, 2021

Jabotinsky in the New York Times, 1915

I learned from reading a JTA archived news item, while looking from something else entirely (I love researching), that sent me to another source that:

On 2 February 1915, the New York Times headlined an article “Zionist in Peril of Turkish Attack.” The source was “a well-known Moscow journalist” named Vladimir Jabotinski,, whose name would become associated with Revisionist Zionism. Jabotinski reported that there was the “gravest fear” for fifteen thousand Jewish colonists in “Galilee, Judea, Samaria” because the Turks were ‘inciting’ the Arabs to violence.  

I contacted a friend, EOZ, who managed to obtain for me this:

There it is: Jabotinsky in the New York Times, 1915.

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4 comments:

Joe in Australia said...

What do you think the "Zionist stamps" might have been?

YMedad said...

Keren Kayemet stamps
"KKL-JNF stamps are among the oldest and most colorful chronicles of early Zionist history. The first stamp, the Zion Stamp, was issued in Vienna in 1902. Designed by artist Ephraim Lilien, it depicted a blue Star of David on a white background. At the heart of the Star of David, was the word "Zion". The stamp was distributed in seventeen countries, its face value being equivalent to the smallest currency unit in each."

Joe in Australia said...

Thanks R' Yisrael. I found this on the JNF's website:
The stamps, among them the Zion Stamp and the Herzl Stamp (issued in 1909) were used on mail sent locally among the first Jewish colonies in the Land of Israel. The Austrian postal service operating in Palestine at the time agreed to deliver mail posted with the Zion Stamp, if endorsed by an official frank. This arrangement came to an end, however, after a resident of Petah Tikva disclosed it to the Turkish authorities ruling the country. In Czarist Russia and in Ottoman Palestine for a few years, Jews risked imprisonment by affixing Fund stamps to their mail.

Before the emergence of the Hebrew Postal Service's first stamp, which was the first official stamp of the State of Israel, KKL-JNF'S "State Stamp" was used on mail in besieged Jerusalem, in Tel Aviv, and throughout the newly esablished state. Printed after the Partition Plan was ratified in the United Nations on November 29, 1947, it showed a map with the Plan's stipulated boundaries. It, and later Fund stamps, bore the Hebrew word for mail (Doar) and the stamp's face value. For three weeks, they were legal tender in the new State of Israel.

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Very interesting!

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