Herbert Bentwich (1856,
Hampstead-1932, Zichron Ya'akov, Israel) was a British Zionistleader and lawyer.
He was an authority on copyright law, and edited the Law Journal for many years. He was a leading member of the English
Hovevei Zionand one of the first followers of Theodor Herzlin England. In 1897 Bentwich organized the first pilgrimage to Erez Israel of the Maccabaeans, on whose behalf, in 1923, he acquired land for settlement at Gezer, near Ramleh. He was president of the Maccabaeans, 1915-1932.
Bentwich was a founder of the English Zionist Federation in 1899 and for some time served as its vice-chairman. He was a legal adviser for the Jewish Colonial Trust. From 1916 to 1918 he served on the Zionist political advisory committee under
Chaim Weizmann. Bentwich settled in Palestine in 1929, spending most of his time at the family home in Zichron Ya'akov.
His eldest son was
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