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A Jewish State

A Jewish State by Theodor Herzl
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A Jewish State by Theodor Herzl is a thought-provoking and visionary work that laid the foundation for the establishment of the modern state of Israel. Herzl's arguments for the necessity of a Jewish homeland are both compelling and prescient, particularly in light of the persecution and discrimination faced by Jewish communities throughout history.

This book is not only a call to action for the Jewish people to reclaim their homeland, but also a manifesto for the broader principles of self-determination and cultural autonomy. Herzl presents a clear and practical vision for the establishment of a Jewish state, addressing issues such as immigration, land acquisition, and the role of government in a future Jewish society.

While some of Herzl's ideas may seem dated or controversial by contemporary standards, his unwavering commitment to the Jewish people and their right to self-determination remains a powerful and inspiring message. A Jewish State is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and politics of the Middle East, as well as the ongoing struggle for human rights and national sovereignty.

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Read in English, this is a pivotal document in the history of Zionism and the State of Israel. Herzl designed this work to elevate the discussion of "the Jewish Question" so it would "no longer take the form of violent abuse or sentimental vindication but of a debate, practical, large, earnest, and political." While few of Herzl's proposals were actually carried out, the importance of A JEWISH STATE was in the groundswell of support for a Jewish homeland engendered by its solutions to the practical problems of establishing a new state. In the words of a contemporary, "[Herzl] made it seem possible." Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl (1860-1904) was a Hungarian writer, political economist, and Jewish activist.

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