Geoffrey Wheatcroft

When Israel was but a dream

Two new books, My Promised Land and Herzl, document the creation — and some of the costs — of Zionism

Theodore Herzl at the first Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland, 1897 [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

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