Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 Images of a State in the Making
 INTRODUCTION  |  PAGE 1  |  PAGE 2  |  PAGE 3  |  PAGE 4  |  PAGE 5  |
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   BUY HEBREW WATERMELONS
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 
Farm products of the Jewish settlements in the Land of Israel were pitted in a stubborn struggle against fresh produce from local Arabs and neighboring countries. The very existence of the Jewish settlements agriculture and industry was at stake. Watermelons were one of the fruits that needed protection against foreign products. (1930s)
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 
   BUY OUR PRODUCTS 
 
The Tnuva cooperative, marketing the produce of the Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel, called upon Jewish residents to consume Jewish-grown fresh farm produce milk, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. (1930s)
 
   SPECIAL ACTION FOR RESCUE  AND  ALIYA
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 
The operation kown as Aliyah Bet (called "illegal immigration" by British authorities) breached a Royal Navy blockade and thwarted British efforts to prevent Jews from entering the land of Israel. Small craft reached the coast under cover of night and deposited their cargo of men, women and children form Displaced Persons camps in Europe. (1946)
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 
   WE ALL SUPPORT ALIYAH  AND  ABSORPTION 
 
At the beginning of the 1950s, residents of the new Jewish State were called upon to help absorb a wave of new immigrants into Israeli society. This aliyah began with the remnants of the British detention camps in Cyprus and the Displaced Persons camps in Europe. Entire Diaspora communities followed, mainly from the Middle East. The immigration included mass evacuations from Iraq and Yemen, and most of the Jews of Libya, Tunisia, Iran and Morocco.
 
   REDEEM THE LAND
 
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 Images of a State in the Making- Page 2
 
The Jewish National Fund collected donations to buy land for settlement. Biblical themes were used to create awareness of the connection with the ancient Land of Israel. A Bible quotation describing the seven species growing in the Land was a central motif: "…a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey." (Deuteronomy 8)(1940s)