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Lot #    22034
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 12:10:30 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Zionism - Palestine and Jewish Nationalism
Author    Zionist Organization
City    London
Publication Date    1917-19
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only editions. Various paginations, octavo 205-130 mm., nice margins, light age staining. Very good copies bound in later boards, rubbed.
          
Detailed
Description
   Eleven important and unique Zionist pamphlets published from 1917 through 1919. The authors include some of the leading Zionists of the period. The first pamphlet is entitled Palestine and Jewish Nationalism, a reprint from the Round Table, March 1918. It includes footnotes not in the original and encompasses what Palestine means to the Jew, recent Jewish work in Palestine, political conditions necessary for a Jewish Palestine, and functions and influence of a Jewish Palestine. The other pamphlets, all with their original bindings, include The Case of the Anti-Zionist, a Reply, by Leon Simon; Zionism in the Bible by the noted Zionist Nahum Sokolow; Jewish Emancipation: The contract Myth by H. Sacher; A Hebrew University for Jerusalem by H. Sacher; A Jewish Palestine. The Jewish case for a British Trusteeship by H. Sacher; British Projects or the restoration of the jews by Albert M. Hyamson; Great Britiain, Palestione and the Jews, a study of Christian Opinion; the Deliverance of Jerusalem by E. W. G. Masterman, with many illustrations; Zionism and Socialism by Lewis Rifking; and The war and the future of Jewry by Chas. Roden Buston.

Harry Sacher (18811971) author of several of the pamphlets, was a British Zionist and lawyer. Born in London, the son of a tailor, Sacher was educated at London and Oxford Universities (winning a scholarship) and in Europe. He was called to the bar but did not practice. During 190509 and 191519 he was a member of the editorial board of the Manchester Guardian and achieved prominence in the field of political analysis. He belonged to the Manchester Zionist Circle headed by Chaim Weizmann and was instrumental in winning the Manchester Guardian to the Zionist cause during the political efforts preceding the Balfour Declaration. Sacher was married to the sister of Simon Marks (later Lord Marks of Broughton), one of the founders of Marks & Spencer and an ardent Zionist and patron of Zionist causes. In 1920 Sacher settled in Palestine, where he practiced law. At the 15th Zionist Congress (Basle, 1927) Sacher was elected to the Zionist Executive and was reelected to it in 1929 at the 16th Congress (Zurich), serving until 1931. His term began during the days of an economic crisis in the yishuv, following the height of the Fourth Aliyah. He channeled the economic policy of the Zionist Organization with a firm hand in an effort to balance its budget, encountering strong opposition on the part of the labor movement. The "Sacher regime" became synonymous with economic efficiency, in contrast to various other daring programs, which lacked the means of implementation. The second part of Sacher's term coincided with the Arab riots of 1929, when he defended Zionism against its detractors among Arabs and the British authorities. In his testimony before the Shaw Commission, which set out from London to investigate the causes of the riots, he defined the Zionist aims for Jewish-Arab relations: "We do not wish to rule over others, but we do not wish others to rule over us." Sacher returned to England in 1930 and became a director of Marks and Spencer, serving until 1962. Throughout the years he remained active in the Zionist movement and, after 1948, in pro-Israel affairs. He edited Anglo-Jewish Zionist journals, such as The Jewish Review. His books include Israel, The Establishment of a State (1952) and Zionist Portraits and Other Essays (1959); he edited the anthology, Zionism and the Jewish Future (1916). He also donated the Sacher Building to New College, Oxford, and was one of the greatest benefactors of the college in its history.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
England:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Zionism
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    English
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica