This Day in Jewish History Theodor Herzl Finishes His Novel 'Old-New Land'

His utopian vision included a warm welcome for Jews by local Arabs and a secular nation with equal rights for all. Not all embraced his notions.

On April 30, 1902, Theodor Herzl noted, in a single, short entry in his diary, that “today I finished my novel ‘Old-New Land.’”