The 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade moving down from Judea to the capture of Jericho. Brigadier General Cox is at the head of the column, with Major A Chisholme DSO (Brigade Major), next to him. Ottoman Empire: Palestine, February 1918 by Frank Hurley

The Australian Light Horse Brigade moving down from Judea to the capture of Jericho. Brigadier General Cox is at the head of the column, with Major A Chisholme DSO (Brigade Major), next to him. Ottoman Empire: Palestine, February 1918 by Frank Hurley

فلسطين، سكة حديد الحجاز، حيفا، 1905 Haifa / train station

فلسطين، سكة حديد الحجاز، حيفا، 1905 Haifa / train station

Joseph Trumpeldor, with Ze'ev Jabotinsky, organized fellow Palestinian Jews to fight for Britain against the Ottoman Empire in WW1. At first they were permitted only to serve as a transport unit (The Zion Mule Corps, serving at Gallipolli), later as The First Judean combat legion.

Joseph Trumpeldor, with Ze'ev Jabotinsky, organized fellow Palestinian Jews to fight for Britain against the Ottoman Empire in WW1. At first they were permitted only to serve as a transport unit (The Zion Mule Corps, serving at Gallipolli), later as The First Judean combat legion.

The Jewish Legion of WW1 consisted of three battalions: one from British volunteers (the 38th), another of North American volunteers (the 39th) and a third one of volunteers from Eretz Israel-Palestine (the 40th). Seen here is Dr. Chaim Weizman, a leading Zionist figure instrumental in the drafting of the Balfour Declaration (1917) and future first President of Israel presenting the colors of the 40th Battalion to its members, 1918.

The Jewish Legion of WW1 consisted of three battalions: one from British volunteers (the 38th), another of North American volunteers (the 39th) and a third one of volunteers from Eretz Israel-Palestine (the 40th). Seen here is Dr. Chaim Weizman, a leading Zionist figure instrumental in the drafting of the Balfour Declaration (1917) and future first President of Israel presenting the colors of the 40th Battalion to its members, 1918.

The Jewish Legion of WW1 consisted of three battalions: one from British volunteers (the 38th), another of North American volunteers (the 39th) and a third one of volunteers from Eretz Israel-Palestine (the 40th). Seen here is Dr. Chaim Weizman, a leading Zionist figure instrumental in the drafting of the Balfour Declaration (1917) and future first President of Israel presenting the colors of the 40th Battalion to its members, 1918.

The Jewish Legion of WW1 consisted of three battalions: one from British volunteers (the 38th), another of North American volunteers (the 39th) and a third one of volunteers from Eretz Israel-Palestine (the 40th). Seen here is Dr. Chaim Weizman, a leading Zionist figure instrumental in the drafting of the Balfour Declaration (1917) and future first President of Israel presenting the colors of the 40th Battalion to its members, 1918.

British troops enter Baghdad in 1917

First World War battles in the Middle East

The Middle East’s instability has its roots in the defeat of Turkey's Ottoman Empire at the close of A century on, the battles continue

Advance by the Turks on the Suez Canal, 1915 | Map Great War History | WWI Resource Centre

28 January – - February 1915 - The Ottomans fail to capture the Suez Canal - This map is how far the Ottoman Empire was able to advance.

Arce Prison, Palestine circa 1900s

Arce Prison, Palestine circa 1900s

General Sir Edmund Allenby. Q 82969

Edmund Allenby, General of British Forces during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign,

The Jewish Legion soldiers of the British army celebrating Passover in Jerusalem in 1918. (Harvard Library/Central Zionist Archives)

The Jewish Legion soldiers of the British army celebrating Passover in Jerusalem in (Harvard Library/Central Zionist Archives)

Jewish Anzacs  : Jews in the Australian Military by [Dapin, Mark]

Jewish Anzacs : Jews in the Australian Military by [Dapin, Mark]

Palestine has long been a fascinating subject for photographers. And not just native Palestinians. From 19th century American missionaries eager to capture the Biblical Holy Lands to contemporary photojournalists seeking to put a human face on the ongoing tragedy, photographers the world over have traveled to Palestine. Below are some particularly key photographers in the history of photographing Palestine. Some are Palestinian, some are not, all have captured remarkable images.

Photographing Palestine

Palestine has long been a fascinating subject for photographers. And not just native Palestinians. From century American missionaries eager to capture the Biblical Holy Lands to contemporary phot

Jewish Legion soldiers at the Western Wall after British conquest, 1917

Picture a Day - powered by FeedBurner Jewish soldiers from the British Army after the capture of Jerusalem in December 1917 (Wikipedia)

Lieutenant Colonel John Henry Patterson, DSO, was a British soldier, hunter, author and Christian Zionist He is best known for his book The Man-Eaters of Tsavo, which details his experiences while building a railway bridge over the Tsavo river in Kenya in 1898–99.. In the First World War, Patterson was the commander of the Jewish Legion, and is sometimes referred to as the godfather of the Israeli army.

Notable quotes by famous sportsmen and women.

JUDAICA JEWISH THE JEWISH LEGION BULLETIN ENGLAND

JUDAICA JEWISH THE JEWISH LEGION BULLETIN ENGLAND

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