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Today in Jewish History - September 15 / Elul 24

1857 September 15, JAMES FINN (Eretz Israel)

James Finn
The second British Consul in Jerusalem, wrote to the Foreign Secretary the Earl of Clarendon offering a plan to settle Jews in agriculture in Eretz Israel to help the land prosper. He proposed "to persuade Jews in a large body to settle here as agriculturalists on the soil ... in partnership with the Arab peasantry”.


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