The land question in Palestine evoked an unprecedented interest on the part of the Jewish public in the 1920s. This book, first published in 1926, studies the various phases of the land policy of the National Fund, the standard bearer of national Jewish land policy in Palestine. The problems of Jewish land policy were precipitated into the foreground because all Zionist groups came to realise the key role which the soil itself was thought to play in Jewish Palestine, and the imperative to own the land itself. A single thought runs through this book: that the Jewish Homeland can be erected only upon nationalized land.
Table of Contents
Foreword by The Rt. Hon. J.C. Wedgwood, DSO, MP. 1. The Jewish National Fund: The Social Instrument for the Upbuilding of Palestine 2. ‘Geulath Ha-Aretz’ and a Land Policy 3. Jewish Agriculture and National Land 4. National Land Purchase and Private Initiative 5. Land Speculation in Palestine: Its Dangers 6. Combating Land Speculation 7. The Hereditary Leasehold of the National Fund! 8. The Work of the Jewish National Fund 9. Reclamation Works 10. Financing National Land Purchase