Mary Fels Mary Fels Mary Fels used her wealth and her talents as a writer and editor to further the Zionist cause, arguing passionately for a Jewish state and helping create both settlements and industry in Israel. Mary Fels Mary Fels, an ardent and philanthropic Zionist, promoted Jewish settlement in Palestine and Israel throughout her life. How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "Mary Fels." (Viewed on May 26, 2016) <http://jwa.org/taxonomy/term/10059>.