President Herzog celebrates 125th Anniversary of First Zionist Congress

Israeli President Isaac Herzog recently flew to Basel, Switzerland to honor the 125th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress, an historical moment in the creation of the state of Israel. The event, organized by the World Zionist Organization, celebrated the address of Theodor Herzl in 1897 when he spoke to over 200 delegates and founded the Jewish state.

If you value Israel and the Jewish people, then you need to get to know Theodor Herzl. In the late 1800s, he saw a need for a Jewish state as antisemitism was on the rise in Europe. Herzl wrote in his journal, quote, “At Basel, I founded the Jewish state. If I said this out loud today, I would be greeted by universal laughter. In five years, perhaps, and certainly in 50 years, everyone will perceive it.” Herzl died in 1904, but 50 years later, just as he said, Israel declared their independence in 1948.


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