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The Palestine Post
Frequency: Daily
Language: English
1932 - 1950
Publication Place: Jerusalem (Palestine / Eretz Israel)
Editors: Gershon Agron (Agronsky)

An English-language daily established in Jerusalem in 1932 as part of a Zionist-Jewish initiative. In 1950 its name was changed to The Jerusalem Post and it continues to be published under that name to this day. The newspaper’s intended audience was English readers in Palestine and nearby regions -- British Mandate officials, local Jews and Arabs, Jewish readers abroad, tourists, and Christian pilgrims. Zionist institutions considered the newspaper one of the most effective means of exerting influence on the British authorities. The Post’s first issue had a 1,200-copy run, but during its first year it achieved a daily circulation of close to 4,000 copies. Its circulation continued to grow, reaching a peak of 50,000 in 1944. On February 1948 the building housing the Post’s editorial offices in Jerusalem was bombed.

The Palestine Post provides a glimpse into some of the central events of the 20th century, including World War II, the Holocaust, and the development of the post-war world order. The newspaper is a rich source of information on Palestine during the British Mandate, the Zionist-Palestinian conflict, the history of the Yishuv (Jewish settlement in Palestine), the creation of the State of Israel, and the 1948 War of Independence. At the same time, the newspaper includes a wealth of information on Jewish communities throughout the world.
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A really Impotant historical Resource
I am so grateful to Ronald Zweig, who started the project when digital document copying and search engines were still very much in their infancy. I am grateful also to all the institutions who have collaborated to make this important material freely available to the general public. I hope some equally generous people will continue the work using the technology that has been developed over the last twenty years.
Margaret Penfold
07.09.2014 08:40
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Issues Available on Site:
5,264 Issues
32,745 Pages
Between years: 1932-1950


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Quality Status: Mediocre
Copy from a paper source in fair condition. Yellowed paper and outdated scanning technology create a blurriness that is most prominent in pictures but is also present in the text.