Daily Israel Report

Israel's History in Pictures: Photos as Historical Proof

American Colony photographers recorded the presence of Jewish pioneers in the first years of the 20th century.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 5/29/2013, 12:24 PM

Jews in Israel ca.1900
Jews in Israel ca.1900
INN: Amer. Colony

 

A 110-year-old trove of pictures taken by the Christian photographers of the American Colony in Jerusalem provides dramatic proof of thriving Jewish communities in what was then called Palestine, the name given to the area by the Romans hundreds of years before Islam came into existence and Arab hordes attacked the land to spread the word of Muhammed by the sword.


Hundreds of pictures show the ancient Jewish community of Jerusalem’s Old City and the Jewish pioneers and builders of new towns and settlements in the Galilee and along the Mediterranean coastline. The American Colony photographers recorded Jewish holy sites, holiday scenes and customs, and they had a special reason for focusing their lenses on Yemenite Jews.


 


 

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