Buying the Holy Land

In the mid-nineteenth century, Palestine was marked by disease, poverty and despair. But that all changed when Jewish pioneers legally purchased, settled and developed the land of Israel. Spearheading the effort were the KKL-JNF (Jewish National Fund) and wealthy Jewish philanthropists from Europe, Sir Moses Montefiore and Baron Edmond De Rothschild.

The Hope

A new series hosted by Gordon Robertson tells the story of the creation of the State of Israel, and examines a time period from early Jewish settlers of the 19th century to the Israeli declaration of statehood in 1948.

  • First broadcast: April 18, 2016, Himlen TV7
  • Episode number: 2
  • Duration: 20 min
  • Spoken languages:
  • English
  • Subtitles:
  • Swedish