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Israeli democracy was born in Basel - what would Herzl think today?

Israeli President Isaac Herzog leads a Zionist gathering in Basel, where Theodor Herzl envisioned a Jewish state and launched Zionism as a political movement.

By MARK WEISS
09/09/2022

Swiss military shows off new Israeli fleet of Starliner drones

The Elbit Systems drones will provide ISR capabilities to the mountainous country.

Was there a reclamation of Zionism in Basel?

DIASPORA AFFAIRS: On August 29, 1897, Theodor Herzl convened in Basel the First Zionist Congress. One hundred and twenty-five years later, the WZO chose to commemorate the congress.

02/09/2022
Shas leader Arye Deri (right) and UTJ leader Ya'acov Litzman (far left) attend a meeting in Jerusale

Why were haredi political factions against the WZO anniversary event?

Members of the Zionist executive from around the world gathered on stage in Basel singing Hatikvah, but where were the members of haredi political factions?

31/08/2022

Zionism past and present: From Herzl to Herzog

Wisely speaking in Hebrew, even though much of the 125th anniversary of Herzl’s First Zionist Congress this week transpired in English, Herzog was at his best.

31/08/2022

Herzog in Basel: 'Iran’s behavior cannot be met with silence'

Herzog asked to call upon the Swiss and all other governments, “to oppose the Iranian nuclear program, in no uncertain terms."

29/08/2022

125 years on, this is my Zionism - opinion

Zionism and the state of Israel means a lot to the Jewish people, why?

By MEIRA LERNER
29/08/2022

Zionism's glory shows in Basel on 125th anniversary of First Zionist Congress - comment

Masses arrived in Switzerland in order to mark the 125th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress in a three-day event.

28/08/2022

World Jewry leaders arrive in Basel to celebrate 125 years since First Zionist Congress

President Isaac Herzog is expected to have his picture taken on the balcony where Herzl was photographed, closing an emotional circle to 125 of Jewish-Zionist history.

28/08/2022
The Opening of the 26th World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem in 1964.

Terrorist to help lead protests of Zionist Congress 125th in Switzerland

A key figure and speaker at the anti-Israel protest is both a PFLP member and a Samidoun activist.

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