Episode 166:Herzl and the Pope
A meeting with the Pope demonstrates that Herzl didn't fully understand the miraculous nature of his goal.
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Episode 165: Jabotinsky and the Uganda Plan
Why did Vladimir Jabotinsky, who had no tangible connection to the holy land, oppose the plan to found a Jewish state in Uganda?
Episode 164: Herzl and the Holy Land
Theodor Herzl's meeting with the kaiser seemed insignificant at the time, but the hindsight of history suggests the opposite.
Episode 163: The Horse of the Kaiser
Why did the German kaiser want to visit Jerusalem, and what happened when he got there?
Episode 162: Basel
The first Zionist Congress ignites a movement that would culminate in the Jewish return to the holy land and to Jerusalem.