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THE PROGRESS OF ZIONISM - Bentwich, Herbert - 1899. 
New York: American Federation Of Zionists, 1899. 1st separate edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 22 pages; 23 cm. Singerman 5516. The Second Separate Publication in America with the word ?Zionism? in the title. NLI lists a work (?Zionism Reborn at Basel?) supposedly published by Mizrahi Hatzair in New York in 1898; however this date is dubious as the organization did not exist until 1921?and no other copies are listed on OCLC. The first is the publisher?s earlier ?The Aims of Zionism? (Gottheil, also NY, 1899) . From the series: Publications of the American Federation of Zionists; no. 2. Reprinted from "Fortnightly Review", December 1898. This is the Federation of American Zionists? second publication. ?The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) , founded in 1897, was one of the first official Zionist organizations in the United States, and, especially early in the 20th century, the primary representative of American Jews to the World Zionist Organization, espousing primarily Political Zionism. ? (Wikipedia, 2016) ?Herbert Bentwich (1856 ? 1932) was a British Zionist leader and lawyer. He was an authority on copyright law, and owner/editor of the Law Journal for many years. He was a leading member of the English Hovevei Zion and one of the first followers of Theodor Herzl in England. In 1897 Bentwich led a group of 21, including the writer Israel Zangwill, on a tour of holy sites and new settlements in Palestine on behalf of the Maccabaeans, and in 1911 he acquired land for settlement at Gezer, near Ramleh, on behalf of the Maccabean Land Company. He later succeeded his brother-in-law Solomon J. Solomon as president of the Maccabaeans. Bentwich was a founder of the British Zionist Federation in 1899 and for some time served as its vice-chairman. He was a legal adviser for the Jewish Colonial Trust. From 1916 to 1918 he served on the Zionist political advisory committee under Chaim Weizmann. ? (Wikipedia, 2016) A rare landmark publication in the history of American Zionism. SUBJECT(S) : Zionism. OCLC lists just 7 copies worldwide, none in New York City. Some edgewear and wrappers are browning slightly. Overall in about very good condition. (AMR-48-67)
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