Religion: Zionfor All?

To Christians, "Zion" means a holy city not of this world. To Jews, Zion connotes a temporal though still only potential refuge. Political Zionism, begun by Theodor Herzl in 1896, not only roused the Jewish national consciousness but made the world increasingly aware that Jews, citizens of every country, had no homeland of their own. After Allenby's last crusade had wrested Palestine from the Turk, the Balfour Declaration (1917) seemed to recognize Jewish rights to at least a share in the modern Canaan. But under the rule of the British mandate both Jew...

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