Zionism

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The Father of the Jewish State

Theodor Herzl began the modern Zionist movement and because of his lifework, is referred to in the Israeli Declaration of Independence as "the spiritual father of the Jewish state."

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The Uganda Scheme

At the turn of the century, the leaders of the Zionist movement considered settling the Jewish state not in the Holy Land, but in Africa.

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‘The Heritage of Israel Is Beating in the Pulses of Millions’

The 1876 novel, Daniel Deronda, by British author George Eliot helped inspire the Zionist movement.

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Reviving the Jewish Spirit

The first Jewish justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis was also a staunch Zionist who argued for the establishment of a Jewish state.

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The Prince

During his 100 years of life, Moses Montefiore accomplished many things, including helping start the Zionist movement and telling a perhaps apocryphal joke at the expense of an anti-Semite.

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