RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 36713138 LA English T1 Old new land A1 Herzl, Theodor,, Levensohn, Lotta., PB M. Wiener PP Princeton, N.J. YR 1997 SN 1558761608 9781558761605 AB Old New Land forever altered the face of the Middle East. The book was a nineteenth-century utopian blueprint for a modern state of Israel. There were Jewish settlers in Palestine, and Zionist ideas had existed in Eastern Europe before Herzl, but Herzl made Zionism into a cultural and political movement acceptable to Western governments and intellectuals. His prophecy at the end of this book became reality: "If you will it, it is not a fable." The author, founder of the Zionist movement, considered this utopian story his best literary work: an expression of his art, with a political message.