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Mikveh Israel (מקוה ישראל; "Immersion to Israel" in Hebrew, a quotation from the Book of Jeremiah (14:8, 17:13)) was the first modern Jewish agricultural settlement established in the Land of Israel in 1870.
Carl Netter of the Alliance Israelite Universelle received the land from the Ottoman Empire as a gift and started an agricultural school that was eventually attended by many of the first Zionist pioneers. Baron Edmond de Rothschild helped funding the upkeep of the school.
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