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  • A Jewish state grows in Basel

    By Elyse Glickman

    February 25, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Basel, Switzerland, could be thought of as the cradle of modern Zionism. It was here that the First Zionist Congress was held in 1897, and the city remains a pilgrimage site for many American and Israeli Jews.

    One of the most powerful and attractive locations that still draws...

  • Herzl: A visionary father of a nation

    By Tom Tugend

    August 15, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Theodor Herzl was an assimilated Viennese journalist who became the unlikely founder of modern Zionism and a main catalyst for the creation of the Jewish State of Israel.

    That much most of us know in broad strokes, but for those thirsting for a more detailed picture of the man’s...

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