World Zionism

July 1 1937 Israel Offers Peace to Islam
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July 1 1937 Israel Offers Peace to Islam

Chaim Weizmann – First President of Israel “Our historical rights to the country can only be realized side by side with the Arab population. I trust that cooperation will convince them that we are not coming in the spirit of Prussian Junkers, but in the spirit of those serving a sacred national ideal, to whom […]

September 12, 1935 New Zionist Organization Established in Vienna
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September 12, 1935 New Zionist Organization Established in Vienna

In Vienna the New Zionist Organization (NZO) is established, headed by Ze’ev Jabotinsky. The founders are members of the Revisionist movement who seceded from the WZO. This results in a deep rift between Jabotinsky and Weizmann and the leaders of the Labor movement – who head the Zionist movement.

August 21, 1933 Eighteenth Zionist Congress, Prague
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August 21, 1933 Eighteenth Zionist Congress, Prague

The Eighteenth Zionist Congress convenes in Prague in the shadow of Hitler’s rise to power. The labor movement, which wins the election by a near decisive majority, forms the coalition in the Zionist Executive. Dr. Arthur Ruppin is elected chairman and Moshe (Shertok) Sharett becomes head head of the Political Department. Secretary of the Histadrut […]

March 1933 Stormy Elections for 18th Zionist Congress
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March 1933 Stormy Elections for 18th Zionist Congress

There are stormy elections to the Eighteenth Zionist Congress, which is to convene in Prague in the summer. Clashes between Revisionist movement supporters and Labor movement supporters in Eretz Israel, Poland and other countries worsen.

1933 The Fifth Aliyah
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1933 The Fifth Aliyah

With the rise of the Nazis in Germany, Jewish Aliyah to Eretz Israel intensifies. This is promptly named the Fifth Aliyah. Even though the majority of immigrants are from Eastern Europe, it is referred to as the immigrant wave from Germany and central Europe (although they only comprise one-quarter of the immigrants). For that reason […]

June 30, 1930 Seventeenth Zionist Congress, Basel
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June 30, 1930 Seventeenth Zionist Congress, Basel

The Seventeenth Zionist Congress convenes in Basel and serious clashes between the Revisionist movement heads and most of the Congress take place regarding the “ultimate goal” of Zionism. The Revisionists demand an immediate decision – that the “ultimate goal” of the Zionists be declared the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz Israel. When their […]

December 1918 Israel Offers Peace to Islam
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December 1918 Israel Offers Peace to Islam

Views of leading Zionists in London were summarized in an unofficial proposal given by Chaim Weizmann to Lord Balfour.  The highlights included requests for: Official recognition of the historical land rights of Palestine to the Jews, but with the understanding that non-Jewish populations would be respected and protected A “Trustee” to be appointed to the […]

March 17, 1913 Gerard Lowther to Sir E. Grey on Ottoman Opposition to Zionism
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March 17, 1913 Gerard Lowther to Sir E. Grey on Ottoman Opposition to Zionism

FO 371/1794 – No. 218 (16925)                                                    Pera, March 17, 1913 Sir, After the coup d’etat of January 23, last by which the Committee of Union and Progress (e.g. CUP) seized power, the Zionists again became active here and the grand rabbi of Turkey addressed to the minister of justice two notes demanding the abolition of […]

March 7, 1911 General Lowther to Sir Edward Grey about Anti-Zionist Resentments in Turkey
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March 7, 1911 General Lowther to Sir Edward Grey about Anti-Zionist Resentments in Turkey

FO 371/1245 – No. 146 Confidential                                         Pera, March 7th, 1911 Sir, In Mr. Marling’s despatch no. 992 confidential of December 27th 1909, my no. 621 of august 31st 1910 and my no. 121 of the 21st ultimo, the question of Zionism or the unrestricted immigration of Jews into Turkey and more particularly into Palestine and […]

1903 The Uganda Project
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1903 The Uganda Project

British Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain proposed a Jewish Homeland on 5,000 square miles of the Mau Mau Plateau in Uganda what is today Kenya. The proposal was declined by the Zionist Congress in 1905. Source: Wiki