The sign shape is rectangle 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 sign is located next to the People’s House in Rishon Lezion, which is also a heritage site Click for sign's details
The picture of the house that also shows the current sign was taken on the day the sign was taken Click for a larger image
More stations in Herzl’s journey:
First station: Jaffa Port Click for sign's details
Second station: Mikveh Israel Click for sign's details
Fourth Station - Ness Ziona Click for sign's details
Fifth Station - Rehovot Click for sign's details
Seventh Station - Jerusalem 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
Rishon LeZion 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. Third Station - Rishon LeZion
"In the meantime, the rumor of our arrival was spreading everywhere. A delegation came to invite me to the People’s House. Music, alas, only with good intentions, greeted us ... One of them made a speech in which he tried in vain to merge their duty to Lord Baron and their sympathy to me, As the conductor failed to merge the flute with the violin. The big drum had to cover everything. I also uttered a few words, I advised them to be grateful to Baron, even though he didn’t want what I wanted. "
(From the Diary of Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl, October 21, 1898)
"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")
"I think the assimilation of the Jews in this way is also impossible, countries where the very hatred of our people will grow, believe me and confess to my words, but in countries that no longer worsen our brotherly situation, many will disagree with me, and only after that will they come to their bad faith they will believe me, and wherever anti-Semitism comes, it will multiply and strengthen and erupt in rage and foam. If these are people whose goodness before their eyes and who only care about their own peace, and are afraid of loss of money and pocketlessness - these I will despise my heart and will not blame them. This is something that no one wants and no money will be copied from one place to another, only the idea can do Thus, and the idea of the community is powerful and courageous.The duration of their dark exile as the darkness of the night, the Jews did not stop dreaming of this sublime dream, they did not cease to read with emotion: "For the next year in Jerusalem!" Now the time has come to show that the dream has come and will become a bright and bright idea as their daylight "
(Benjamin Ze’ev Herzl, inside: "The State of the Jews")