First published in 1928, Palestine Old and New is a historical travel guide providing a preliminary account of Palestine through the eye of a Zionist. The book takes the reader through the natural landscape of Palestine, familiarizing them with the local Muslim, Jewish and Christian populations, and providing both historical and Biblical accounts of various sites. As the chief immigration officer in British Mandate of Palestine from 1921 to 1934, the intended audience of the author was the Jews thinking about immigrating to Palestine, but his descriptive portrayal of the currently occupied territory is a rich account for present readers of the Palestine that was. The language used is a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this republication. This book will be of interest to students of history, political science, international relations and geography.

Preface List of Illustrations 1. The Gates of Palestine—I 2. The Gates of Palestine—II 3. The History of Palestine 4. Modern Palestine and the Bible 5. The New Palestine 6. From Kantara to Lydda 7. From Jaffa to Jerusalem 8. Jerusalem: Its History 9. Jerusalem Without the Walls 10. Jerusalem: The Circuit of the Walls 11. The Wall and the Mosques 12. Jerusalem: Christian and Jewish 13. From Jerusalem to Beersheba 14. From Hebron to Bab el Wad by Way of Beit Jibrin 15. From Jerusalem to Jericho, the Jordan and the Dead Sea 16. From Jerusalem to Nazareth 17. From Haifa to Tiberias and Samakh 18. From Tiberias to Acre by Way of Safad 19. From Haifa to Jenin by Way of Megiddo 20. From Haifa to Jaffa 21. The Jordan Valley 22. Transjordan Index