Event: 6th Zionist Congress Is Held in Basel
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.