Letters, May 18, 1936

Chaluzim

Sirs:

"In 13 years moneyed Jews have turned Palestine from a dead land of herders to a well-irrigated industrial nation . . . " [TIME, May 4].

You are wrong. I hate to say it because most of the time you are right. It was not "moneyed Jews" who did it. It was mostly the financial sacrifices of poor Jews who did it. The swamps were drained not by "moneyed Jews" but by "chaluzim" (pioneers) Jewish boys and girls who willingly gave themselves to the job while "moneyed Jews" called Zionists all...

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