Jewish People's Return to Their Historic Homeland

August 28, 2022

“Theodore Herzl’s creation of the Zionist movement not only honors the return of the Jewish people to their historic homeland but the rebirth of Judaism all over the world.” 

            – Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and CEO, Simon Wiesenthal Center


Dr. Samuels delivering his keynote (L) and pictured in Basel (R)

The Simon Wiesenthal Center is proud to be present in Basel this week, taking part in the World Zionist Organization’s celebration of the 125th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress.

Dr. Shimon Samuels, SWC International Relations Director, pictured, addressed a crowd of approximately 600 people in Basel where he spoke about Herzl’s dream of a Jewish state and the impact and importance of the Jewish State in the world today. He also warned that today we cannot be blind to the Iranian regime’s intention of genocide.

The Center’s Award®-winning Moriah Films’, It Is No Dream: The Life of Theodor Herzl documentary which explores the life and times of Theodor Herzl, father of the modern State of Israel, narrated by Academy Award®-winner Sir Ben Kingsley and starring Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz as the voice of Theodor Herzl, is currently streaming on major platforms, including AmazonIMDB TVApple TVGoogle Play and Xumo, and has been seen by millions around the world since its release a decade ago.

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