When the Jewish lobby was young
On the occasion of the 153rd birthday of Theodor Herzl, a letter he wrote to an American colleague to help spur a U.S. government protest of Ottoman policy in Palestine is on show for the first time.
In November 1900, the Ottoman authorities published an order prohibiting Jewish visitors to the Land of Israel from remaining there for more than three months at a time. Subsequently, on February 25, 1901, Theodor Herzl sent a letter to American Zionists, in his capacity as president of the World Zionist Organization, in an attempt to enlist their help by lobbying the United States to take action against the...
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