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1938 Sholomo Ben-Yosef execution... Jewish... Jews...



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June 30, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 30, 1938

* Shlomo Ben-Yosef hanging
* Revisionist Zionist - Irgun
* 1st Jew executed by British
* Mandatory Palestine
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica


The front page has a one column heading: "PALESTINE HANGING PROVOKES CLASHES" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the execution of Shlomo Ben-Yosef. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 46 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Shlomo Ben-Yosef was a member of the Revisionist Zionist underground group Irgun. He is most noted for his participation in an April 21, 1938 attack on a bus carrying Arab civilians, intended as a retaliation for an earlier attack by Arabs against Jews, and emblematic as a rejection of the establishment policy of Havlagah, or restraint. For this reason, and especially for having been the first Jew executed by the British authorities during the mandate period, Ben-Yosef is revered in the highest terms by right-wing Zionist groups such as Betar, Irgun, Jewish Defense League and the Kach movement (an organisation outlawed in Israel), and is memorialized by those groups as one of 12 Olei Hagardom.

Category: The 20th Century

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