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Spanish-Jewish Poet Al Harizi

Old City of JerusalemAccording to the testimony of Al Harizi, who visited Jerusalem in 1216, Saladin issued a proclamation inviting the Jews to return to Jerusalem. Despite the insecurity and continual warfare, a large number of Jews immigrated from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria, Southern Europe and even France and England.

Source: Political Report of the Executive of the Jewish Agency. Submitted to the Twenty-First Zionist Congress and the Sixth Session of the Council of the Jewish Agency at Geneva. (p. 39); Ozar Massaot (ed. Eisenstein) p.99 et seq.

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