This Day in Jewish History 1903: 'Uganda Plan' Prompts Shooting of Zionist Leader

A student angry over the proposal to set up a Jewish national homeland in Africa narrowly missed Max Nordau.

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On the evening of December 19, 1903, a Hanukkah ball in Paris was interrupted by gunshots, as a young man opened fire on Zionist luminary Max Nordau. Nordau was not hit by the bullets, although a bystander was...