The debate about Uganda


Uganda, a photo taken by the WZO delegation to East Africa (A355\49\2)"The Uganda scheme becomes highly controversial within the Zionist movement. A gathering of Russian Zionist leaders takes place in Kharkov from November 11-14, and the scheme is vehemently rejected. Menahem Mendel Ussishkin, who regards it as a "betrayal of historic Zionism", becomes the leader of the opposition to Herzl. Convention participants consider establishing a new Zionist organization, without Herzl, who reiterates his continued support for the establishment of a Jewish state Eretz Israel."

(Naor: Zionism. The First 120 Years. Timeline, Articles, Documents, Glossary. The Jewish Agency for Israel,The Publishing House of The Zionist Library, 2002, p. 49)