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Clarifying the terms "settlers"

By Yisrael Medad
8/18/2014, 8:08 AM

Jews return to the homeland.

Jews redeem the Land.

Jews reside in communities, cities and villages.

And yes, Jews can be "settlers" but not in the Land of Israel.

Report Poland Bought Angola, Will Seek Jewish Settlers
December 30, 1930
Warsaw ---  The gates of Angola, Portugese African colony, may be thrown open to Jewish immigration, particularly artisans, if the report that Poland has purchased Angola is confirmed. The usually well-informed Cracow Illustrowany Courier, an organ close to government circles, declares that the purchase was completed recently in Lisbon.  Once before Angola was suggested as a place for Jews to settle. Since there is a shortage of tailors, shoemakers, and cabinetmakers in Angola it is expected that Poland’s assumption of the rule of Angola will throw open that colony’s gates for immigration of Jews in those trades.

True, the League of Nations decision to grant the Mandate for Palestine to Gt. Britain reads

ART. 6.

The Administration of Palestine, while ensuring that the rights and position of other sections of the population are not prejudiced, shall facilitate Jewish immigration under suitable conditions and shall encourage, in co-operation with the Jewish agency referred to in Article 4, close settlement by Jews on the land, including State lands and waste lands not required for public purposes.

but besides the semantic issue, since the territory concerned was all the land between the (Mediterranean) sea and the (Jordan) river, I guess all those claims of illegality of "settlements" should be reveiewed.

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