{Empty title}

{Empty title}

From a short essay on “Nationaljudenthum und Zionismus,” in Die Kritik (Berlin) for August 7, we learn that the movement for the reestablishment of an independent Jewish state in Palestine

Facebook
Twitter
Email
Flipboard
Pocket

This item originally appeared in the September 9, 1897, issue.

From a short essay on “Nationaljudenthum und Zionismus,” in Die Kritik (Berlin) for August 7, we learn that the movement for the reestablishment of an independent Jewish state in Palestine has thus far resulted in the foundation, within the last ten years, of twenty-six flourishing villages, with a population of 9,000 peasants–a notable instance, probably without parallel in history, of a mercantlle city population turning suddenly into hard-working tilIers of the soil. The Jewish contributor to the Kritik attributes the success of the movement to the unheard-of idealism of which hls fellow-believers are capable, and to the enthusiasm with which the youth of his race has received the new ideas. These ideas of Jewish nationalism and of Zionism have both sprung from the conviction, which the last few decades have ripened, that a final assimilation of the Hebrews with the nations of western Europe is a practical impossibility.

Thank you for reading The Nation!

We hope you enjoyed the story you just read, just one of the many incisive, deeply reported articles we publish daily. Now more than ever, we need fearless journalism that moves the needle on important issues, uncovers malfeasance and corruption, and uplifts voices and perspectives that often go unheard in mainstream media.

Donate right now and help us hold the powerful accountable, shine a light on issues that would otherwise be swept under the rug, and build a more just and equitable future.

For nearly 160 years, The Nation has stood for truth, justice, and moral clarity. As a reader-supported publication, we are not beholden to the whims of advertisers or a corporate owner. But it does take financial resources to report on stories that may take weeks or months to investigate, thoroughly edit and fact-check articles, and get our stories to readers like you.

Donate today and stand with us for a better future. Thank you for being a supporter of independent journalism.

Thank you for your generosity.

Ad Policy
x