American Interests In The Holy Land Revealed In Early Photographs by Lenny Ben-davidAmerican Interests In The Holy Land Revealed In Early Photographs by Lenny Ben-david

American Interests In The Holy Land Revealed In Early Photographs

byLenny Ben-david

Hardcover | May 29, 2017

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Jewish life in the holy land reawakened during the 19th century, but photographs from the period are scarce. Collecting images from the archives of the Library of Congress, the Ottoman Imperial Archives, the NY Public Library, university and church libraries worldwide, and family albums, Lenny Ben-David provides a unique visual history of the American fascination and dedication to a Jewish national home in the Holy Land. Short photo essays include details such as why Lincoln wanted to visit Jerusalem, how the U.S. Navy saved the Jews of Palestine in 1915, why the Chief Rabbi of Palestine visited the White House in 1924, where Mark Twain stayed in Jerusalem, and much more.
Lenny Ben-David has been involved in the study and enhancement of U.S.-Israel relations for more than 40 years. He served as director of AIPAC's Israel office for 15 years, and is the author of Myths and Facts published in 1985 and 1989. Ben-David served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Israel's Embassy in Washington, D.C for three ye...
Title:American Interests In The Holy Land Revealed In Early PhotographsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 10.25 × 8.25 × 0.8 inPublished:May 29, 2017Publisher:Urim PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9655242358

ISBN - 13:9789655242355

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"This fascinating coffee-table size book has large black and white and color photographs of American tourists, government officials, American navy crewmen, and members of the U.S. Congress who visited Palestine before the birth of the state of Israel. Each photograph is accompanied by several pages of explanatory text; many of the pictures are of little-known people and curious events that are part of Israeli history… This book is highly recommended for all libraries." —Ilka Gordon, AJL Reviews