Colony Founded in Honor of Youth Killed During Demonstration to Protest Deportations
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Colony Founded in Honor of Youth Killed During Demonstration to Protest Deportations

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A new settlement named after Yehiam Weitz who was killed several months ago while participating in blowing up a railway bridge in protest against the deportation of Jewish refugees to Cyprus, has been established by the Hashomer Hazair, radical wing of the Palestine labor movement.

The colony is situated on land belonging to the Jewish National Fund in Upper Galilee. Yehiam Weitz is the son of Joseph Weitz, one of the executive heads of the J.N.F. headquarters in Jerusalem.

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