JLI: The Jewish Rights to the Land of Israel

A fascinating firsthand account of a meeting Rabbi Lau had with Israel’s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion. In this meeting, Rabbi Lau verifies a story told about Ben Gurion who appeared before the Peel Commission (headed by Lord Peel from the U.K. House of Lords), and upon being asked if he has a “Kushan” (Ottoman land deed, as referred to in those days) proving that the Jews own the land of Israel, held up a book of the Torah exclaiming “Here is your Kushan!

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