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Photos Taken by Leo Kahan,  a photographer sent to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) by the Viennese Yiddishe Zeitung newspaper in 1912

רחובות Rehovot

Rehovot was founded on March 6, 1890 (in the Hebrew year 5650 or tara"n), by a group of Jews from Warsaw belonging to the Menuha v'Nahala (Rest and Settlement) association. Initially the residents engaged in viticulture, and from1904, they raised citrus groves. As a result, Rehovot soon became economically self-sufficient, and absorbed many immigrant agricultural laborers. When Yemenite Jews first started making their way to Israel, Rehovot (besides Jerusalem) was one of the places they settled: the Sha`arayim (Twin Gates) quarter of Rehovot still has a large Yemenite population.

In 1934, Chaim Weizmann  founded the Daniel Sieff research institute, which later became the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. The grounds of the Weizmann Institute also include Weizmann's house. Rehovot has about 100,000 inhabitants today.

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Zionism-Israel Historic Photo Gallery

Land of Israel-Palestine Zionist Settlement 1912-Photo Exhibit

 

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A History of Zionism and the Creation of Israel - A detailed history from the Zionist point of view that discusses and addresses some criticisms of Zionism.

Zionism - Definition and Brief History - A balanced article that covers the definitions and history of Zionism as well as opposition to Zionism and criticisms by Arabs,  Jewish anti-Zionists.

Labor Zionism - Early History and Critique - Contribution of Labor Zionism to the creation of the Jewish state, and problems of Labor Zionism in a changing reality.

The US Library of congress has a comprehensive and balanced set of articles about Zionism:

Zionist Precursors - US Library of Congress

Political Zionism - US Library of Congress

Cultural Zionism - US Library of Congress

Labor Zionism - US Library of Congress

Revisionist Zionism - US Library of Congress

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Active Zionism - A Zionist advocacy site with many useful links

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