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By Lawrence J. Epstein

ISBN-10: 1442254661

ISBN-13: 9781442254664

The Dream of Zion tells the tale of the Jewish political attempt to revive their old kingdom. on the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, in August 1897 Theodor Herzl convened a awesome assembly that based what grew to become the area Zionist association, outlined the political ambitions of the circulation, followed a countrywide anthem, created the criminal and fiscal tools that might bring about statehood, and ushered the reentry of the Jewish humans into political background. It was once there in Basel that Herzl, the fellow a few praised and a few mocked because the new Moses, grew to become the chief. The publication presents an outline of the heritage that ended in the Congress, an advent to key figures in Israeli historical past, a dialogue of the weather on the time for Jews—including the pogroms in Russia—and a dialogue of subject matters that stay appropriate at the present time, equivalent to the Christian response to the Zionist idea.

As political debates proceed to swirl round Israel, this booklet opens a window into its founding.

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