Friday, February 12, 2010

Great Britain Proposes a Jewish Colony in East Africa, 1903

In August of 1903 the sixth Zionist Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Theodor Herzl, president of the Congress, announced to those attending that Great Britain, in view of the failure of the plan to establish Jews on the Sinai Peninsula, had offered to the Zionists a large tract of territory in East Africa for colonization by the Jews, who would have an autonomous government under British suzerainty, or control.

You can read more about this proposition in an article published in the New York Daily Tribune. Just click on the link . Several more articles on this subject, including one that tells about the rejection of this proposition, will appear at the Museum in the coming weeks.

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