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Theodor Herzl addresses the First Zionist Congress in Basel in 1897, Jerusalem Post Archive
August 28, 2022

125 Years Since the First Zionist Congress

The World Zionist Organization is marking the 125th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress, which took place in Basel 29-31 August 1897, in which Theodor Herzl announced his intention to establish a Jewish state. Israel’s President Isaac Herzog will attend the congress, and recreate the famous portrait of Herzl leaning over the balcony of the Hotel Le Trois Rois.

Read more about the event here, and browse our items on Zionism here.

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