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Long before Israel became a state in 1948, Jews had emigrated to Palestine from Europe and the United States. After the 1890s, most of this immigration was generated by the Zionists call for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Although not united on all issues, Zionists agreed that a Jewish state must not only fulfill an ancient legacy, but also be organized along modern ideas lines. Drawing on their nations Progressive movement, those Americans who came to Palestine infused their efforts with a spirit of efficiency, organization, and enthusiasm.
1. What are the Hadassah nurses primary revenues? What are their major expenses?
2. How do you think both revenues and expenses changed over the years?
3. How were the activities of this office a first important step for Hadassahs widespread participation in health care in Palestine and the State of Israel?
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