Event: First Major Debate on Zionism in Ottoman Parliament

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After Palestinian delegates to the Ottoman parliament (among others, Ruhi al-Khalidi from Jerusalem and Hafiz al-Sa'id from Jaffa) raise the issue of Zionism, charging that the Zionist aim is to create a Jewish State in Palestine and calling for legislation against Zionist mass immigration to Palestine, the Ottoman parliament conducts its first major debate on Zionism.

Timeline Date: 
1911/3 - 1911/5
Computed Date: 
1911/03/01 to 1911/05/01
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