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 placed on one of the entrance gates to the Mikve Israel agricultural school, as can be seen in the photo taken that day Click for a larger image
Next to the sign is a statue depicting the meeting of Herzl and the German Kaiser Click for sign's details
More stations in Herzl’s journey:
First station: Jaffa Port Click for sign's details
Third station: Rishon LeZion 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
Symbol of the Agricultural School - Mikve Israel
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. Second Station - Mikve Israel School
"The emperor was still far away. He shook himself a little, tilted his horse towards me - and stood in front of me.
I took two steps towards him and while the emperor leaned on the horse’s neck and held out his hand to me, I went up to his horse, sent my hand to him and stood before him with my head uncovered. He smiled and gave me his controlling eyes: "Peace be with him?" "Thank you very much, His Majesty! I look at the land. How did His Majesty travel so far?"
He blinked firmly in his eyes: "Very hot! But we have predicted fortunes for this country."
"Meanwhile the country is still sick," I said.
"She needs water, lots of water!" Spoke over his seat.
"Yes, His Majesty! Large-scale canals!"
He repeated: "The land of the future is" ...
(From the diary of Benjamin Zeev Herzl, October 29, 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")
"Here a people is fighting for its existence, its dignity and its freedom. It wants to emerge from the suffocating light into the blazing sun. The current situation of the Jews can lead in three ways. One way is to suffer in disgrace and poverty.
The second is an uprising of hatred against the society that treats us as a stepmother. Our path is the third: we want to ascend to a higher level of morality, to increase peace in the world, to pave new tracks for the trade of peoples, and to seek paths of victory for the social justice. And just as King David created songs out of his own pains, so we prepare out of our troubles the progress of humanity, for which we work. "
(Benjamin Zeev Herzl, in: Opening Speech to the Third Congress)