*** DEBUG START ***
*** DEBUG END ***

Named after "the founder of modern Zionism"

by
24 January 2014

AP

Named after "the founder of modern political Zionism": the Haganah ship Theodor Herzl, with illegal immigrants, mostly Holocaust survivors, in Haifa harbour in 1947. It was guarded by British soldiers before its passengers were deported to internment camps in Cyprus, says Shlomo Avineri, the author of a new biography, Herzl: Theodor Herzl and the foundation of the Jewish State, from which this illustration is taken. Avineri draws on diaries as well as published writings by Herzl, who was 44 when he died, in 1904, and Zionism had become a movement (Weidenfeld & Nicolson £20 (£18); 978-0-297-86880-4)

Named after "the founder of modern political Zionism": the Haganah ship Theodor Herzl, with illegal immigrants, mostly Holocaust survivors, in Haifa...

Church Times Bookshop

Save money on books reviewed or featured in the Church Times. To get your reader discount:

> Click on the “Church Times Bookshop” link at the end of the review.

> Call 0845 017 6965 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5pm).

The reader discount is valid for two months after the review publication date. E&OE

The Church Times Archive

Read reports from issues stretching back to 1863, search for your parish or see if any of the clergy you know get a mention.

FREE for Church Times subscribers.

Explore the archive

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)