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Zionism and Palestine
A Collection of 16 Original
Mid-Century Press Photos




Rebel Arabs were accused of wrecking and burning these motor-trucks, the property of a Jewish-owned potash company operating along the Dead Sea….

Photo measures 11 x 7.5inches. Photo is dated 10-10-1938.



1946. British Soldier Guards Jailed Jews in Tel Aviv

British soldier stands guard with a machine gun over Jews out for some air in their compound here. These Jews were jailed following house to house search for arms conducted by British here after Jewsi underground kidnapped three British aofficers. Thouse found concealing arms were jailed.

Credit: NEA & ACME Photo measures 7.5 x 6.75inches. Photo is dated 8-12-1946.



1948.. Crossing No-Man’s Land in Safety at Haifa Palestine

HAIFA, PALESTINE: Representatives of the International Red Cross and the Jewish Army check the number of Arab women and children starting on a three-mile hike through no-man’s land to the Arab lines in Tulkarim. Thgey were among more than 1500 Arab refugees who were given safe conduct from a non-combatant village near Haifa, where food and quarters could not be provided….

Credit- ACME Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 6-26-48



1947. Road Check On Palestinian Highways

Road check on Palestine highways... Search for floggers of Major Brett.: Over 2000 men between the ages of 15 and 45 were "screened" on Tel Av. recently, during the search for the Jewish terrorists who flogged Major Brett, a here of Arnhem. Roads were ~ordoned off and all traffic stopped and thoroughly ~warehed. Photo shows armed soldiers keep a watchful eye of people who are showing their identification cards turning a road check. Photo measures 8 x 6inches. Photo is dated 01-01-1947.



1947. Henry Wallace Visits Beth Haaravah, Jewish Pioneer Settlement

Henry Wallace (Right), on a two-week visit to Palestine, inspects agricultural developments at Beth Haaravah, a Jewish pioneer settlement off the shore of the Dead Sea near Jerusalem…

Credit-NEA and ACME. Photo measures 7 x 9.25inches. Photo is dated 10-31-1947.



1948. Jewish recruits in Tel Aviv for medical exam

Jews answering call for registration for national service are examined in a school gymnasium in Tel Aviv. They go through the familiar medical examination, being checkedc by an assembly line of doctors.

Credit-ACME-NEA Photo measures 9 x 7inches. Photo is dated 03-16-1948.



1942. Jewish women in the Palestinian Authority territorial service

Now that more than 15,000 young Palestine Jews have already joined the British Forces, the immense task fo settlement in Palestin has been taken over by women and young men trained in schools supported by the United Palestine Appeal. Women have taken the places of men in industry, agriculture and in every field of activity, including the technical services of the Army.

CREDIT-N.E.A. Photo measures 9 x 6inches. Photo is dated 05-29-1942.



1949. Prisoner Holds Sword For His Escort To Prison

The Prisoner Holds The Sword: Picture Shows: The Prisoner holds the sword for his escort. And the escort jumps into the van which will take Trooper William John Sprigge, Royal Armoured Corps, to jail for four years. Trooper Springs was sentenced at a Chelsea court-material yesterday for deserting in Palestine and stealing and armored scout-car, a Bren-gun, and ammunition. He was orders, too, to be discharged with ignoble him. It was alleged that he joined Jewish illegal forces, that he gave them the car and arms. He said that armed Jews forced him to leave the car. Findings and Sentence are subject to confirmation. Photo measures 8.25 x 6inches. Photo is dated 12-12-1949.


1946. British Memebers of Anglo-American Committee on Jewish Problems in Europe and Palestine.

Aboard the Queen Mary as she docked in New York on January 3rd were these British Members of the Anglo-American Committee on Jewish Problems in Europe and Palestine. Left to right: Sir John Singleton, British Chairman; Lord Morrison; Major Manningham Buller, M.P.; W.F. Crick; R.H.S. Crossman, M.P.; and Sir Frederick Leggett. Photo measures 9 x 7 in. Dated 1/3/46


1951. Roosevelt Halsted Business Charity.  Clothing for Israel.

Men carry boxes of new clothing to be donated to Israel. Left to right: Herman Ballis, Preisdent Roosevelt-Halstead Businessmen’s Association; David Zwick, Vice President Cardozo Lodge, B’nai B’rith; Albert Rogal, President Cardozo Lodge, B’nai B’rith; Nathan Portony. Photo measures 10 x 8 in. Datec Nove 26 1951



1938. Rudolph Steiner Seeks To Establish New Jewish State

SEES CORSICA AS A SITE FOR A NEW JEWISH STATE --- A movement to seek support for the establishment of a new Jewish State, where victims of Anti-Semitism would be able to settle, has been started in paris. Originator of the plan, Rudlf Steiner, (Above), suggests that the French Government sell the Island of Corsica, its present residents to be indemnified for properties by jewish colonists….

Where Victims Of Anti-Semitism Would Be Able To Settle (Corsica) Credit - ACME and NEAPhoto measures 9.5 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 09-09-1938.




1949. Robert St. John and Iring Usen.

Robert St. John, author of “Shalom Means Peace” which describes the struggle of the new State of Israel, is pictured with Mrs. Ferdinand Strauss II and Iring Usen, general chairman of the 1949 Combined Jewish Appeal of Greater Boston campaign, at Austerity Breakfast sponsored by CJA Women’s Division at Hotel Bradford. Mrs. Strauss was chairman of the breakfast. Photo measures 10 x 8 in. Dated Oct 18 1949




1948. Jews and Gentiles Swarm LA City Hall Steps in Protest

Estimated 15,000 Jews and supporters swarm Los Angeles’ City Hall steps to protest U.S. abandoment of the Palestine partition plan to set up an independent Jewish state. The orderly crowd listened to several speakers, including various clergy and state officials. Photo date:  4/8/1948. Photo measures 8.5 x 6.5 in.



1950 Press Photo Zionist Organization of Chicago Dancers

Dancers under the direction of Joan Woodruff, noted choreaographer, rehearse “Twin Flames of Freedom” a pageant for the celebration of Hanukah, starring George Jessel and Richard Tucker, to be presented under the auspices of the Zionist Organiation of Chicago at the Civic Opera House on Sunday evening, December 10

Photo date: 12/10/1950. Photo measures 10 x 8 in.



1948 Press Photo Zionist Organization of Chicago lights Menorah

“BEHOLD THESE LIGHTS” – Ben Aronim, author of dramatic pageant to be staged at Civic Oper House on Saturday evening by Zionist Organization og Chicago, reverently intones ancient prayers of Hanukkah, traditional jewish “feast of lights” for Sam Copeland, 8, and Judy Kegan, 7. The pageant, titled “Behold These Lights,” tells significance of candle-lighting on first anniversary of rebirth of state of Israel.

(Zionist Organization of Chicago The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), founded in 1897,[1] was one of the first official Zionist organizations in the United States, and, especially early in the 20th century, the primary representative of Jewish Americans to the World Zionist Organization, espousing primarily Political Zionism. Today, the ZOA continues to exist as a prominent pro-Israel group in the United States, with 30,000 current members). Photo date: 12/21/1948. Photo measures 9 x 10 in.



1947. Jewish Demonstration at National Bank Building

Jewish Demonstration at National Bank building. Signs read “Tear gas and Bombs vs. Unarmed Jews” and “Biblical Exodus Exodus 1947. Will Atlee Succeed where Pharoah Failed? Photo date: 8/7/1947. Photo measures 10 x 8 in.


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