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    A campaign of the Jewish National Council in the Thirties – "Kofer HaYishuv (Community Ransom)" for fortifying the frontier and the village
Overseas, the Jewish National Council is viewed as the supreme institution of the Jewry of the Land of Israel, a sort of Sanhedrin, as an expression of Jewish rule. It is seen as the heart's desires, seeking condolences and praying for redemption. [...] The Zionist leadership views it to this day as a decorative tool with no rights whatsoever, and regarding which there are no obligations. An institution for receiving guests, a forum in which to speak to the heart of Jerusalem regarding the broader audience in the Land of Israel.
Despite all this, there were also some successes in the relationship between the Jewish Agency and the Jewish National Council. Thus, for example, when it was decided to transfer the "Haganah" from the auspices of the Histadrut to a national authority, it was decided that the Jewish Agency and the Jewish National Council would be jointly responsible for it. The heads of the Jewish National Council also operated independently, or in partnership with the Jewish Agency, in the relationship with the British authorities.
The Jewish National Council also had its own initiatives. At the height of the "Arab Revolt" in 1938, it was the entity that initiated the establishment of the "Kofer HaYishuv" – a financial tool for

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