A Century Before Herzl: The Gentile Who Preached Zionism Ahead of His Time

Charles-Joseph de Ligne, a Renaissance man from Brussels, was writing in 1801 that the Jews should petition the Ottoman sultan for self-government in Palestine

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It all started with a visit to an old inn called Saint-Gerie, in the little Wallonian town of Aubechies, one of the more authentic locations in the district, which serves its guests oven-baked chicken wrapped...