Palestina was the journal of the Chovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion) Association. This was formally founded in 1884 and was at one time a large, strong international movement, with branches called ‘Tents’ in major Jewish communities throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
However, they gave only a reluctant recognition to the First Zionist Conference in Basle in 1897. “For better or worse, the Congress of Zionists at Basle is an accomplished fact…”
This Conference set up the Zionist Organization which the members of the Chovevei Zion gradually joined.
Who were the Chovevei Zion activists in 1897? Here is a list of the Officers of the ‘Tents’:
If you want, you can make a donation – here is the donation form tipped into my copy: