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Herzl on a Boat En Route to Palestine

Herzl on a Boat

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 muzhik in the fetid third class, the Arabs traveling with us from Constantinople, we Zionists, the poor Jewish woman from Romania, who wants to reach her sick daughter in Jerusalem and is afraid that without her Romanian passport she will be sent back where she came from” (October 27, 1898).

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