Navon, Joseph

   Palestinian philantropist. He was born in Jerusalem and became a merchant banker. He helped settlers in Palestine and supported popular housing schemes in Jerusalem. In 1888 he received a concession to construct a railway from Jaffa to Jerusalem. He settled in Paris in 1894.

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