London, Jewish Agency For Palestine, 1930. Paperback. Item #37822
First edition. Original blue paper wrappers. 8vo. 23 pages; 21.5 cm. No. 6 in the series “Palestine Papers. ” An succinct description of the Jewish achievements in Palestine divided into 13 sections including “Agricultural Colonisation, ” “Afforestation, ” “Educational Activities, ” and “Public Health Work. ” Illustrated with 16 stunning black-and-white photographs with captions of both people and scenery. “For a thousand years the Arabs, except for the period in which it was held by the Crusaders, made nothing of the country, and the Turks could show them no better way. Economically, the land was as barren as a chapel floor until the Jews made their modern reappearance. Always there have been Jews in the country, but the old generation of Jews consecrated their lives to prayer and pious study and did nothing to assist its development, but rather cherished its backwardness and poverty. The modern spirit in Palestine is entirely Zionist. ” Includes advertisements for other Jewish works and a description of the entire “Palestine Papers” series. SUBJECT (S) : Zionism, Palestine, Jewish settlement. OCLC lists 21 holdings worldwide. Very minimal markings. Very good + condition. (zion-11-43).