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Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 12

“Falastin” – English Edition of the Arabic Newspaper – Jaffa, 1929-1931

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Lot Number 12

“Falastin” – English Edition of the Arabic Newspaper – Jaffa, 1929-1931

Falastin (Palestine Newspaper), Arab National Organ, English edition. Editors: I. D. El-Issa, Azmi El-Nashashibi. Jaffa, 1929-1931. English.
Issues from the first and second years, bound together: first year, issues nos. 1-51 (September 1929 - August 1930); second year, issues nos. 1-33, 35-39, 41-50 (September 1930 – August 1931).
Bound volume of issues of the English edition of the newspaper "Falastin". The issues contain articles about the 1929 riots, British policy in Palestine (in particular the Second White Book), and other current matters. Printed in the February 1930 issue is a letter sent by Albert Einstein to the editorial of the paper, concerning the Jewish-Arab conflict.
The newspaper "Falastin" was founded in 1911 by Issa El-Issa, a Christian Arab from Jaffa. The paper served as a voice for Palestinian nationalism, and until the 1930s was the most circulated newspaper in the Palestinian society.
Total of 98 issues, 48 cm. Bound together in new paper cover. Fair condition. Significant worming. Thin and fragile paper. Tears (some reinforced with adhesive tape). Loose leaves, creases and some stains. Markings in colored pencil on a number of leaves. Tears at margins of paper cover.

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