January 13, 1898 I Accuse Letter to President of the Republic by Emile Zola
The Zionist Movement
The Balfour Declaration was a commitment that the British made to the Zionist movement during the First World War, wherein Britain undertook to establish a Jewish National Home. The question is, why did the British make this announcement? Prof. Ron Zweig, New York University
Herzl and Zionist leaders en route to Eretz Israel. In Herzl’s diary, he describes the end of the voyage: “When day broke we began to search for the Jewish coast… it is strange to see what emotion this barren land arouses in most of the travelers: The elderly German priest from South Africa, the Russian […]
From right to left: Joseph Seidener, Moses T. Schnirer, Theodor Herzl, David Wolffsohn, Max Bodenheimer.
The bodies of victims of the Kischinev (Chisinau) pogrom which took place on April 19, 1903. The anti-Jewish riots in Kishinev, Bessarabia, are worse than the censor will permit to publish. There was a well laid-out plan for the general massacre of Jews on the day following the Russian Easter. The mob was led by priests, […]
In the face of a more active opposition to Zionism from amongst various Jewish leaders, Herzl called on the Congress to “conquer the communities.” In essence, this was a demand that the Zionist movement focus its attention not only on political activity for Palestine but also on work within the Jewish communities. At this Congress, […]
Herzl wrote this Zionist novel in 1902, which describes the future Jewish state as a social utopia.
Das neue Ghetto, play in four acts, by Theodor Herzl. First published in German in Die Welt. Location: Vienna, 1893. The play was written following the Dreyfus trial which Herzl surveyed as a journalist. It focuses on an assimilated Jewish lawyer who tries and fails to break through the social ghetto enforced on Western Jews. The […]
In Der Judenstaat, Herzl outlined his vision of the Jewish State: The idea I have developed in this pamphlet is an ancient one: It is the restoration of the Jewish State. . . The decisive factor is our propelling force. And what is that force? The plight of the Jews. . . I am profoundly […]