Event: 6th Zionist Congress Is Held in Basel

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The 6th Zionist Congress discusses an offer made by British politician and leading imperialist Joseph Chamberlain to establish an autonomous Jewish settlement in East Africa (Uganda). Justified as a temporary solution and not as an alternative to Palestine, the scheme gives rise to considerable opposition and walk-outs. However, a resolution is adopted to send an "investigatory commission" to examine the territory proposed. A Palestine Commission paralleling the East Africa Investigatory Commission is formed.

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1903/8/23 - 1903/8/28
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1903/08/23 to 1903/08/28
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7th Zionist Congress Is Held in Basel
27 July 1905 - 2 August 1905
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5th Zionist Congress Is Held in Basel
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