Event: 2nd Zionist Congress Is Held in Basel

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In addition to its political-diplomatic activity, the 2nd Zionist Congress focuses its attention on overcoming the opposition of Jewish community leaders to its plan to "conquer" the Jewish communities to Zionism. It lays the foundation of the Jewish Colonial Trust as a financial instrument to raise funds for the development of Jewish colonization in Palestine.

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1898/8/28 - 1898/8/31
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1898/08/28 to 1898/08/31
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3rd Zionist Congress Is Held in Basel
15 August 1899 - 18 August 1899
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