Rothschild Urged Zionists: Work Hard, Get Along With Arab Neighbors

100 years ago this month, Baron Rothschild warned the residents of Zichron Yaakov to make sure their Arab 'relatives' were beside them and not against them, documents show.

Riding on horseback, dressed in formal wear, all the young men of the Zichron Yaakov farming colony came down from the mountain at 7 A.M. to the neighboring village of Tantura on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, 5 kilometers from their home. It was late February 1914. The young men were riding to welcome an honored guest: Baron Rothschild, the well-known Zionist benefactor who...