From her immigration to Mandatory Palestine in 1933 until her death in 1950 American-born Dorothy Kahn Bar-Adon worked as a reporter for The Palestine Post (later The Jerusalem Post), while freelancing for periodicals in Palestine and abroad. Bar-Adon covered life in towns, kibbutzim and Arab communities of Mandatory Palestine during this period of World War, armed conflict between Arabs and Jews, immigration to Israel of Holocaust survivors. Close to 60 years after her death, this edited collection of Bar-Adon’s writing offers a vivid view both of daily life in the Jewish and Arab communities of pre-State Israel, and of the burning issues of the day.
About the Author
Esther Carmel-Hakim is a lecturer at the University of Haifa. She is a researcher on women and women's organizations in the Zionist movement and in Israel; Carmel-Hakim has initiated internet sites and movies on women and regularly delivers public lectures on women trailblazers.
Nancy Rosenfeld teaches in the English Studies Unit and in the Humanities Enrichment Program of the Max Stern College of Emek Yizreel (Jezreel Valley), Israel. She is the author of The Human Satan in Seventeenth Century English Literature: From Milton to Rochester (Ashgate, 2008), and has published articles on John Milton, John Bunyan, John Wilmot, second earl of Rochester, John Keats, Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon.
Table of Contents
Foreword By Linda Steiner
Chapter 1: Biography of Dorothy Kahn Bar Adon
Chapter 2: Zionism and immigration to Palestine
Chapter 3: The German Jews Conquer Tel Aviv
Chapter 4: “Our cousins” – on the Arab Population of Mandatory Palestine
Chapter 5: Jerusalem: A City Not Yet Divided
Chapter 6: World War II – The Palestine Home Front
Chapter 7: The Collective Village
Chapter 8: Youth Aliya