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Vaad Leumi (Hebrew language: ועד לאומי), also known as Jewish National Council of Palestine (JNC) was the main national institution of the yishuv (Jewish community) within the British Mandate of Palestine. Hebrew is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by 6 million people mainly in Israel, parts of the Palestinian territories, the United States and by Jewish communities around the world. ... Yishuv is a Hebrew word meaning settlement. ... Map of the territory under the British Mandate of Palestine. ...


In 1920, the year the Histadrut and the Haganah were founded, Vaad Leumi was established in order to conduct Jewish communal affairs, its first chairman was Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook. 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... The Histadrut (HaHistadrut HaKlalit shel HaOvdim BEretz Yisrael or ההסתדרות הכללית של העובדים בארץ ישראל General Federation of Laborers in the Land of Israel) is the Israeli trade union congress. ... The Haganah (Hebrew: Defense, ×”×’× ×”) was a Jewish paramilitary organization in Palestine during the British mandate of Palestine from 1920 to 1948. ... Rabbi (Classical Hebrew רִבִּי ribbÄ«;; modern Ashkenazi and Israeli רַבִּי rabbÄ«) in Judaism, means teacher, or more literally great one. The word Rabbi is derived from the Hebrew root-word RaV, which in biblical Hebrew means great or distinguished,. In the ancient Judean schools the sages were addressed as רִבִּי (Ribbi or Rebbi... Abraham Isaac Kook (1864 - 1935) was Russian-born rabbi, Kook is known in Hebrew as הרב אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק HaRav Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, and by the acronym HaRaAYaH. Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook Born as Rav Kook in Griva, Latvia (then Imperial Russia) in 1865 to Russian Family. ...

The organization represented almost all major Jewish factions, however a few smaller groups at first objected to the creation of centralized leadership. Notably, Agudat Israel joined only in 1935. The members of the Vaad Leumi also participated in meetings of the Zionist General Council. Categories: Organization stubs | Israel-related stubs | Israeli political parties | Orthodox Judaism ...

The Political Department of the Vaad Leumi was responsible for relations with the Arabs, ties with the Jewish Agency and negotiations with the British government. As the yishuv grew, the Vaad Leumi adopted more functions, such as education, health care and welfare services, internal defense and security matters, and organized recruitment to the British forces during World War II. In the 1940s, departments for physical training, culture and press and information were added. When the State of Israel was established, this departmental structure served as a basis for the government ministries. World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that engulfed much of the globe... // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ...

The report of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry issued in 1946, stated: This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...

"The Jews have developed, under the aegis of the Jewish Agency and the Vaad Leumi, a strong and tightly-woven community. There thus exists a virtual Jewish nonterritorial State with its own executive and legislative organs..." [1]

On March 2, 1948 the Vaad Leumi made decision to form an interim government and on May 14, 1948, (the expiration day of the British Mandate), its members gathered at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and ratified the proclamation declaring the establishment of the State of Israel. The members of Vaad Leumi formed the Provisional Government of the nascent State of Israel. March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... The Tel Aviv Museum of Art was established in 1932 in Tel Aviv, in the home of Tel Avivs first mayor, Meir Dizengoff. ... David Ben Gurion (First Prime Minister of Israel) publicly pronouncing the Declaration of the State of Israel, May 14, 1948. ...


  • The Political Department
  • The Education Department
  • The Health Department
  • The Communities Department
  • The Rabbinate
  • The Social Welfare Department


  • 1920-1929 David Yaalon
  • 1929-1931 Pinhas Rutenberg
  • 1939-1944 Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
  • 1944-1948 David Remez

Yitzhak Ben-Zvi Yitzhak Ben--Zvi (November 24, 1884, Poltava, Ukraine - April 23, 1963, Jerusalem, Israel) was a historian, Labor Zionist leader, and the second Israeli president (1952 - 1963). ...


  • ^  The report of the Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry Ch. VIII. The State Within the State.

See also

Main article: Israel. ... Jewish Agency for Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For other meanings, please see Zionism (disambiguation) Zionism is a political movement and an ideology that supports a Jewish homeland in the Land of Israel, where the Jewish nation originated and where Jewish kingdoms and self governing states existed at various times in history. ... Henrietta Szold was a U.S. Jewish scholar and Zionist leader. ...

External links

  • Vaad Leumi at JVL
  • Country Studies Program, [2] at the Library of Congress
  • Facts About Israel-History at MFA
  • The Cry of the Children in Palestine
  • Between the World Wars
  • History of Zionism



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