Theodor Herzl: “A Solution to the Jewish Question”


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Theodor Herzl's essay “A Solution to the Jewish Question,” which appeared in a London weekly newspaper, the Jewish Chronicle, in 1896, argued that the world's Jews needed a homeland and that the homeland should be Palestine—an ancient region on the eastern Mediterranean that encompasses the modern-day nation of Israel. At the time that Herzl wrote “A Solution to the Jewish Question,” Israel did not exist. Indeed, the Jewish population in what is today Israel numbered less than one...