Her·zl(hĕrt′səl), Theodor 1860-1904.
Hungarian-born Austrian founder of Zionism. As a correspondent during the Alfred Dreyfus affair, he concluded that the solution to anti-Semitism was the establishment of a Jewish national state. He founded the Zionist Organization (later, World Zionist Organization) in 1897.
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