Jacobus Kann
forgotten founder of Tel Aviv

Arthur Ruppin

In 1907 Warburg (and Wolfsonn and Kann) convinces Ruppin to go to Palestine and head the soon to be founded Palestine Office. He arrives in Jaffa on May 7 1907.

In July 1907 one of the 60 families tells Ruppin they started Ahuzat Bayit to move out of Jaffa. Ruppin supports the idea and starts lobbying for a loan from JNF