Jacob de Hass (1872 - 1937) was a British Hasidic Jew, a journalist, and a prominent early Zionist leader. He emigrated to the United States in 1902 and won some very important converts to the Zionist movement. He also admitted that: "the Semite must conquer the world, that the Jew must master humanity before it could attain to the higher flights of civilization."
In 1915, he contributed to a huge propaganda piece with other leading Zionists for The Boston Sunday Globe, in which he wrote:What has been in process in Israel these 40 years—a process not of accident but of design—is related to the old conception of destiny—restoration to Palestine. The Jews, to the number of 44,000 have a foothold in the country, and, what is equally important, their rights to Zion are equally important, their rights to Zion are among the few things that all writers on every phase of the war—pro-Ally or pro-German—admit. Indeed the only point that all warring elements are agreed upon is that at the end of the holocaust the Jews and Palestine will be more closely related than at present.
- Jacob de Hass, editor of the Jewish Advocate, and Zionist, The Boston Sunday Globe, September 26, 1915