British author, traveller, and mystic, a controversial figure whose quest to establish a Jewish state in Palestine-"fulfilling prophecy and bringing on the end of the world"-won wide support among both Jewish and Christian officials but was thought by some to be motivated either by commercial interests or by a desire to strengthen Britain's position in the Near East.
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|a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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