Material from ynetnews.com about the journeys of Ben-Zion.
This article and the following one will feature photos from the 1930s documenting Ben-Zion's trips to Egypt, Iraq, Kurdistan and Persia. Ben-Zion was sent on a mission by the Zionist settlement, which sought to revive the growing of palms in Israel.
Ben-Zion meets with Jews in the village of Sindoor
Ben-Zion meets with Jewish families in the village of Sindoor
In the city of Kirkuk, known for its oil wells (Ben-Zion is holding on to the electric pole)
In 1934, the Agency asked Ben-Zion to contact the Israel community in Mosul. In the photo: A classroom for Jewish children with the teacher holding a stick
D. Ben-Zion meeting with Jewish families in village of Sindoor
That year Ben-Zion travels to the Kurdistan region in order to contact the Israel communities in the villages. This is a photo from one of the villages in Kurdistan
C. Ben-Zion standing next to 102-year-old Jew in village of Sindoor, Kurdistan