1st Edition

Between Capital and Land The Jewish National Fund's Finances and Land-Purchase Priorities in Palestine, 1939-1945

By Eric Engel Tuten Copyright 2005
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    Tuten shows how the Jewish National Fund (JNF) proved to be flexible in its fundraising to obtain its land-purchase objectives during the Second World War. He provides a detailed examination of the Jewish National Fund's internal development and analyses the relationship between JNF's finances and land purchase priorities. A valuable addition to recent re-evaluations of Israeli history and institutions, this book will be of interest to those researching Palestinian history, Jewish and Israeli history and the history of the modern Middle East.

    1. Introduction and Historical Background to 1939  2. Preparing for the Challenge: Prospects at the Outbreak of the Second World War, September 1939-April 1940  3. Overcoming Early War-Time Challenges, 1940-1941  4. Rising Hopes, Expanding Vision, 1942-1943  5. Success and Failure in the Face of Growing Obstacles, 1944-1945  6. Conclusion 


    Eric Engel Tuten received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He taught at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah from 1995-2003. Currently, he resides with his wife and two children in the state of Virginia.

    "This book is a welcome addition to the limited but growing body of studies of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) by independent researchers, supplementing an extensive in-house literature by JNF staff and supporters."

    --Walter Lehn, Journal of Palestine Studies