War and Nationalism in Palestine: The Jewish Migration Committee in the Galilee During the First World War

  • Esther Yankelevitch


In this chapter, Yankelevitch evaluates the work of the Galilee migration committee that operated in the northern region of Palestine toward the final phase of the First World War, the withdrawal of the Ottoman army and the advancement of the British forces. During this period, the Jewish community was confronted with deportation from the Jaffa-Tel Aviv region to the Galilee and the surrounding area, including the mixed towns of Tiberias and Saffet and the Jewish colonies. The expelled population depended on the support of the migration committee, and the research outlined in this chapter illuminates the steps taken by the committee’s board in order to aid both the exiled and local population in a time of acute crisis.

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  • Esther Yankelevitch
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  1. 1.University of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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