1919 in British-administered Palestine

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1919 in British-administered Palestine


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Other events of 1919

Events in the year 1919 in British-administered Palestine (British-controlled part of OETA territory).

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The Occupied Enemy Territory Administration (OETA) was a joint British and French military administration over Levantine and Mesopotamian provinces of the former Ottoman Empire between 1918–20, set up following the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of World War I. It was initially set up via the 1918 Anglo–French Modus Vivendi.



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Zionism aims at establishing for the Jewish people a legally assured home in Palestine. For the attainment of this purpose, the Congress considers the following means serviceable:

  1. the promotion of the settlement of Jewish agriculturists [farmers], artisans, and tradesmen in Palestine;
  2. the federation [unified organisation] of all Jews into local or general groups, according to the laws of the various countries;
  3. the strengthening of the Jewish feeling and consciousness [national sentiment and national consciousness];
  4. preparatory steps for the attainment of those governmental grants which are necessary to the achievement of the Zionist purpose.

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Knesset legislature of Israel

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Aharon Remez Israeli diplomat

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Kibbutz collective settlement in Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territories

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Degania Alef Place in Northern

Degania Alef is a kibbutz in northern Israel. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Emek HaYarden Regional Council. Degania was smaller than a kibbutz when it was established in 1909 by immigrants to Ottoman Palestine. Degania Alef and its neighbour Degania Bet both lie between the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan River. In 2017 it had a population of 752.

Abraham Isaac Kook first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of the British Mandatory Palestine

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  1. Doar HaYom Historical Jewish Press, National Library of Israel
  2. Yosef Bussel Kibbutz Degania
  3. Yosef Bussel Hapoel HaTza'ir, 21 August 1919, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  4. Upon the Death of a Daughter Neria Guttel, Orot Israel College