Herzl Ordered First Arabic Typewriter in the World
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Herzl Ordered First Arabic Typewriter in the World

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A chapter of Dr. Theodore Herzl’s memories, just published, reveals that the great Zionist leader was first to have an Arabic typewriter. He ordered it made in America in the early 90’s.

Dr. Herzl presented it as a memento of his esteem to the then Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid.

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