Israel Cohen (1879–1961) was a British author and leader in the Zionist movement.
Manchester, Cohen studied at Jews' College and London University. After attending a number of Zionist Congresses, Cohen was appointed English secretary at the Zionist headquarters in Cologne in 1910, moving to Berlin in 1911. At the start of World War I Cohen was interned at the Ruhleben internment camp, not to be released until June 1916. After the war Cohen toured Poland and Hungary and reported on the antisemitism he found there.
Cohen served as the director of publicity for the
World Zionist Organization from 1918 to 1922, and as general secretary of the WZO from 1922 to 1939. Considered an "outstanding Zionist journalist", he published articles in a number of English and Zionist periodicals, fifteen books and numerous pamphlets. He died in London in 1961 [1 ]
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^ J. Fraenkel "Israel Cohen" in Raphael Patai ed. Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel New York, Herzl Press 1971 pp.!20-1
[S.l. : s.n. 1900? Historical syllabus from 1700 C.E. to the present day : a course of thirteen readings
London: Zionism & Jewish ideals : a reply to Mr. Laurie Magnus English Zionist Federation 1909
(editor) London: Pub. on behalf of the Zionist work in Palestine Zionist Central Office by T. F. Unwin 1911
(editor) New York, Judaean publishing company, 1912 Zionist work in Palestine
London : Published on behalf of the Zionist Central Office, Berlin, by W. Speaight 1912 The Zionist movement: its aims and achievements
London : Methuen and co. ltd.,  Jewish life in modern times
London, Methuen & co. ltd. 1917 The Ruhleben prison camp: a record of nineteen months' internment, by Israel Cohen ... with twenty-six illustrations and a plan.
London : Offices of the The German attack on the Hebrew schools in Palestine and the Jewish Chronicle 1918 Jewish World,
London : Offices of the Anti-Semitism in Germany and the Jewish Chronicle 1918 Jewish World,
[London] : Central office of the Zionist organisation 1919 A report on the pogroms in Poland
New York, Jewish life in modern times Dodd, Mead and Company 1925
(editor) New York, The Zionist movement. Edited and rev. with supplementary chapter on Zionism in the United States Zionist Organization of America, 1946.
New York,: T. Yoseloff 1959 Theodor Herzl, founder of political Zionism