Posts Tagged ‘Basel’


The 80th Anniversary of the Two-State Solution

editor 7 October 2017

By Rick Richman.. In 1937, an official British report first proposed the partition of Mandate Palestine. The story behind it helps to explain why the Arab-Jewish conflict remains unresolved. In this epochal year of Zionist anniversaries—the 120th of the First Zionist Conference in Basle, the 100th of the Balfour Declaration, the 70th of the 1947 UN Partition Resolution, the 50th of the Six-Day War—there is yet another to be marked: the 80th anniversary of the 1937 British Peel Commission Report, which first proposed a “two-state solution” for Palestine. [Photo top right: Lord Peel and Sir Horace Rumbold, chairman & vice chairman of the Palestine Royal Commission, after taking evidence from the Arab Higher Committee in Jerusalem in 1937. Library of Congress.] (more…)


Scrapped: Basel event to mark 120 years since Herzl’s First Zionist Congress

editor 27 August 2017

By Raphael Ahren.. Netanyahu was to travel in August to Swiss city where Herzl in 1897 ‘founded the Jewish state.’ But poor planning has doomed the celebration, and recriminations are flying. The Swiss town of Basel, where Theodor Herzl raised the curtain on political Zionism, will not be hosting the prime minister of Israel for the 120th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress there, The Times of Israel has learned. A major event in the city in August (29, 2017, ed.), long planned by the World Zionist Organization to celebrate the landmark anniversary, has been scrapped. (more…)


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