Study and Theory/
Independence Day

B.Z. Herzl

From "The Jewish State" 

Whether we like it or not – we are a historical community with unique distinction.

We are a nation – the enemy, unintentionally, turns us into a nation. We must, therefore, build a country and an ideal state at that. We have all the means to materialize this.

I believe that a wonderful race of Jews shall grow from the earth.

The Maccabees shall arise and return to life. Jews who would like to – shall have their own state – we must at long last live as free people on our land and die in peace in our homeland.

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