The sign shape is square but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The building in the Jaffa port on which the sign is posted was taken that day Click for a larger image
More stations in Herzl’s journey Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Symbol of the circle of Zionist-pioneering-youthful youth movements
Prime Minister’s Office emblem - Public Council to Commemorate Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl
Tel Aviv city emblem
In Herzl’s way
In October 1898, a Zionist delegation arrived on the shores of Israel, headed by Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl, the founder of the Zionist movement. The delegation was invited to Jerusalem by German Emperor Wilhelm II. This meeting was considered by Herzl as an important step in obtaining a settlement permit (charter) from the Ottoman sultan, Abdul Hamid II, who ruled all areas of the country at that time. During their visit to Israel, Herzl and the delegation members moved to seven localities, which left a great impression on them. First Station - Jaffa Port
"It was very shocking to us when we discovered one sunny morning off the pale land of our ship on a sunny morning. It was one of the most poetic moments that, in life full of interest, there are not many like them."
(Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl, inside: "Zionism")
... "Dr. Herzl only when it was already beyond the coastal buildings, owning the carriage. When I saw him, the proud figure as king, with the long, black beard, with the beautiful eyes, watching the same face where a group of Jerusalem Jews stood, my heart began to tremble and tears came to my eyes. Tears also sprang up in the eyes of the old and young Jews standing around me. As he sat with his companions in the carriage and traveled - Jews looked up to heavenly and loudly greeted the "we have lived" blessing.
(Anonymous inside: "My kind in Zion - Dr. Herzl at Jaffa Port")
"It is to be feared that the next generation will not know Herzl but only as a slogan, as a flag, or mostly as a fine legend."
(Berl Katznelson in: "Herzl Generation")
"But the Jewish question reveals something wonderful. Modern transportation, which brings the nations so close to each other, has worsened the political and social situation of the Jews, while increasing their economic strength, or better said monetarily. The Jew became more unstable and, therefore, more miserable and hated. than it ever was, what "peoples" did the Jews have been in the last twenty years? This is a mass movement, for which there was not the exchange of multiple tribes in the early Middle Ages, but only children’s play. For decades, hundreds of thousands of people have been in despair for asking for bread and a piece of freedom. What kind of person, non-heart-stone chest, could observe without profound shock that migration from trouble to trouble "...?