Unlikely Saviors: How Germany Helped Save Palestine’s Jews During WWI

Palestine's Jewish community was threatened with deportation and death by Ottoman ruler Ahmed Jamal Pasha, but German diplomatic and military leaders helped foil his plans.

“The war had already had an impact on Palestine. Not a single gunshot had yet been heard, but hundreds of lives had already been claimed by the contagious diseases introduced by the Turkish forces. The crisis had only just begun, and the ‘sick man’ (Turkey) had already demonstrated its state of rottenness, its lack of culture, its lack of organizational skill.”