"Herzl very much believedin diplomacy and his impact on the Zionist movement was primarily a combination of his visionary and diplomatic abilities" Strenger His diplomatic abilities were disastrous and utterly narcissistic. Even the apologetic Herzl's scholars like S. Avineri will tell you. Arabs of Altneuland are shown as willingly renouncing their national aspirations (in opposition to the Jews) in exchange of the material opportunities brought by the Jewish newcomers. Herzl tried all means he could from blackmailing the millionaires, exploiting massenpolitik and brushing the corridors of power of alternatively British and Prussian empires, not excluding the Ottoman Sultan, always with quite sobering outcome which eventually killed him at the age of 44. He wouldn't have excluded military action if he commanded troops. Only he commanded a bunch of European Jewish high bourgeois dreamers. If anyone wants a non-mediated image, read at least the unabridged Herzl' Diaries.
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