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 was inaugurated two days before it was photographed
The next photo taken that day shows the sign in full 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
Third station: Rishon LeZion Click for sign's details
Fourth station: Ness Ziona 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
Branding symbol of the city of Rehovot - the streets of the city of science and culture
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Emblem of the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage
Symbol of the circle of Zionist-pioneering-youthful youth movements 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. Fifth Station - Rehovot
"An hour’s walk from Rishon Lezion is Rehovot, a colony founded by Russian settlement associations by meager means ... They already have one thing in mind: human dignity.
If you wanted to make Rishon Lezion-style colonies, you would need Korah’s treasures; In order to make colonies the style of the Rehovot colony, it is enough to make the people cry out, to say to the people: For the sake of an idea you are fighting for this land. "
(Benjamin Zeev Herzl, in: Reports)
[Photo: Herzl in the Rehovot colony in 1898]
It is to be feared that the next generation did not know Herzl only as a name, as a slogan, as a flag, at most as a handsome legend.
(Berl Katznelson in: Herzl for the Generation) The new society "Dear Congress!
"We did not gather here to elect a head of state, since we are not a state. We are a community - a community organized in a new way, but with an ancient vocation that already appears in the first book of Kings. A man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan to Beersheba.
In fact, we are a large cooperative society, within which smaller cooperative societies, with definite goals. This Congress of ours, in essence, is nothing but the General Assembly of the Cooperative Society called the New Society. However, we feel that this is more than pure material interests. We plant gardens and establish schools, taking care of the usefulness of things, but also their wisdom and beauty. We also recognize their importance. We believe that an ideal carries with it great and very beneficial benefits to the community of human beings, and it has even been openly stated that a society cannot exist without it. It is the ideal that leads it. We have not discovered this truth either, it is ancient in the days of the world. Just as bread and water are essential to the individual, so the ideal is essential to society. "Our Zionism, which has brought us here and is about to take us to new and unfamiliar cultural heights, is an endless ideal."
(Benjamin Zeev Herzl, from his utopian book: Altneuland (The Old New Land))