Uganda Once Considered Substitute for Palestine Forms Zionist Organization
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Uganda Once Considered Substitute for Palestine Forms Zionist Organization

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Uganda, the country which was at one time discussed in Zionist councils, as a possible substitute for Palestine for the building of the Jewish National Homeland, has now seen the founding of an organization whose aim is to support the Jewish National Homeland in Palestine.

At Nairobi, capital of Uganda, now known as British East Africa, a Zionist group was formed as a result of the interest of Dr. Alexander Goldstein. Many Jewish residents in Uganda have joined this organization.

The project of Ugenda was discussed at the Sixth Zionist Congress and continued holding the attention of Zionist and Jewish Leaders for a long time as a possible place for a Jewish settlement.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund