Davar
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Hebrew-language daily newspaper established in 1925 by Histadrut (General Workers’ Union in the Land of Israel) in Palestine under the British Mandate. As the organ of Labor Zionism, Davar (Hebr.; thing, word, expression) rapidly assumed a leading position in the media landscape of the Yishuv​. The paper was not only a prime medium for political debate in the foundation period of the State of Israel; it also made an important contribution to the development of modern Hebrew literature and culture.

The newspaper’s chief instigator was Berl Katznelson (1887−1944), the le…

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Soffer, Oren, “Davar”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0163>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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