120 years after Theodor Herzl convened the First Zionist Congress, we see how the movement has realized its dream, but must continue looking to the future of both Zionism and the Jewish state.
Stand for Israel Blog - History
Nearly nine decades ago, an Arab mob murdered 67 Jews in Hebron's Jewish Quarter after being incited to violence by Jerusalem's Mufti.
Just like today, 41 years ago Israel's Ambassador to the U.N. - and future president - Chaim Herzog was forced to defend the Jewish state's right to Hebron and the Cave of the Patriarchs.
In just six days in 1967, Israel pushed back enemy armies that threatened her existence, at last achieving defensible borders, while also showing its commitment to coexistence.
Fifty years later, some aspects of the historic war Israel fought and won have faded into memory.