56. The First Zionist Congress

56. The First Zionist Congress

Theodore Herzl passionately set about the mission of propagating Zionism. Having established the ‘Zionist Organization’, he went on in August 1897, to organize the ‘First Zionist Congress’ at Basel in Switzerland. More than two hundred invitees from various countries attended the Congress apart from representatives of some of the leading news agencies of the world. […]

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55. The founding of Zionism

55. The founding of Zionism

The tireless efforts and persuasion put in by the Jewish thinkers like Judah Bibas, Zvi Hirsch Kalischer and Judah Alkalai (a student of Judah Bibas), to draw the Jews settled in the diaspora to Jerusalem bore the much desired fruit and many Jews returned to the Holy Land towards the end of the 18th century […]

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54. The background of Zionism

54. The background of Zionism

Things were gradually looking up for the Jews, who had suffered hardship, oppression and anguish for thousands of years. With the 19th century had dawned hope; for it was at this time that the seeds of Zionism were sown. ‘Judaism’ and ‘Zionism’ are not quite the same. Judaism guides about following the Jewish religious principles […]

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