ANTEBI, ALBERT (Avraham; 1869–1918), leader of the Jewish community in Ereẓ Israel. Antebi was born into a prosperous rabbinical family in Damascus and was educated at the Alliance Israélite Universelle school there. He was sent by the Alliance to further his education in Paris. In 1896 he was appointed chief assistant to nissim behar , director of Alliance institutions in Ereẓ Israel, and replaced Behar when the latter retired in 1898. Antebi served as director of the Alliance trade school and established a workshop for hand-weaving in Jerusalem. He was also instrumental in the establishment of new quarters in the city and was elected to the Jerusalem District Council. Antebi was later appointed representative of I.C.A. (Jewish Colonization Association) in Ereẓ Israel and represented the Palestine office of the Zionist Organization in its contacts with the Ottoman authorities. Because of his knowledge of the Turkish language and way of life, he was well liked by the Turkish officials, who regarded him as the chief spokesman of the Jewish community. On the outbreak of World War I, Antebi succeeded in persuading the commander in chief in Syria, Jamal Pasha, to commute the sentence of banishment passed against leaders of the Jewish community to 14 days confinement to Tiberias. In 1916 he was exiled to Damascus and two years later he went to Constantinople to plead for the refugees and exiles from Ereẓ Israel. He was unsuccessful in this mission, and was sent as an enlisted soldier to the eastern Anatolia front. There he caught typhoid fever and was transferred to Constantinople, where he died. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: M. Dizengoff, Im Tel Aviv ba-Golah (1931), 87–95; M.D. Gaon, Yehudei ha-Mizraḥ be-Ereẓ Yisrael, 2 (1937), 521f.; M. Smilansky, Mishpaḥat ha-Adamah, 2 (19542), 158–62. (Yehuda Slutsky)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Albert Antébi — Albert Abraham Antébi (1873 1919) was born in Damascus, the scion of an old Jewish family. His grandfather had been one of the victims of the infamous Blood Libel associated with the Damascus Affair. After graduating as an engineer at the Paris… …   Wikipedia

  • Chronologie Du Sionisme —  Sionisme  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Chronologie du sionisme — Sommaire 1 Antiquité 2 XIIe siècle 3 XIIIe siècle 4 XVe siècle 5 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Histoire chronologique du sionisme — Chronologie du sionisme  Sionisme  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Becherel — Bécherel  Pour l’article homophone, voir Louis Nicolas Bescherelle. Bécherel La mairie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mohammad Amin al-Husayni — Infobox Politician (general) name = Mohammad Amin al Husayni title= Grand Mufti of Jerusalem term start=1921 term end=1948 predecessor=Kamil al Husayni successor=Husam Al din Jarallah title2=President of Supreme Muslim Council term start2=1922… …   Wikipedia

  • Haj Amin al-Husseini — al Husseini in 1929. Grand Mufti of Jerusalem In office 1921–1948 Preceded by …   Wikipedia

  • Judíos Sirios — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Una familia judía en Damasco, durante el Imperio Otomano, 1901 Los Judíos Sirios (árabe: يهود سوريون) derivan su origen en dos grupos: los que habitaban la región de la actual Siria desde la antigüedad y los… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Judíos sirios — Una familia judía en Damasco, durante el Imperio otomano, 1901. Los judíos sirios (árabe: يهود سوريون) derivan su origen en dos grupos: los que habitaban la región de la actual Siria desde la antigüedad y los sefardíes que huyeron a Siria después …   Wikipedia Español

  • Syrian Jews — (Arabic,يهود سوريون) derive their origin from two groups: those who inhabited the region of today s Syria from the ancient times and those Sephardim who fled to Syria after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain (1492 AD). There were large… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.