Zionism: Basle Program: 31 Aug., 1897
"The aim of Zionism is to create for the
Jewish people a home in palestine secured by public law. The congress contemplates the
following means to the attainment of this end:
promotion, on suitable lines, of the colonization of Palestine by Jewish agricultural and industrial workers.
organization and binding together of the whole Jewry by means of
appropriate institutions, local and international, in accordance with the
laws of each country.
strengthening and fostering of Jewish national sentiment and
steps towards obtaining government consent, where necessary, to the
attainment of the aim of Zionism."