First World Zionist Congress Held in Switzerland

World Zionist Congress was held in August 1897 in Basel, Switzerland. The first meeting was organized by Austrian journalist Theodor Herzl, and dedicated to the establishment of a Jewish national state. The congress was attended by 204 delegates from Russia, various European nations, and a smaller number from the United States. The delegates adopted a resolution calling for, “a publicly recognized home for the Jewish people in Palestine.”

      August, 1897
      Theodor Herzl
      Basel, Switzerland

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