מאמר - ZIONISTCONGRESS - 23 (1951)
ZIONIST CONGRESS - 23 (1951)
The 23rd Zionist Congress took place in Jerusalem in August 1951 and was the first to be held in Israel. As it followed the establishment of the Jewish state of 1948, the main topic of discussion at the Congress was the shape of the Zionist movement in light of this achievement. The "Jerusalem Program" was formulated, declaring the goal of Zionism to be "the consolidation of the State of Israel, the ingathering of the exiles in Eretz Israel, and the fostering of the unity of the Jewish people".
This stamp features a portrait of Theodor Herzl, who formed the first Zionist Congress in Basle (1897). The opening ceremony of the 23rd Congress was held at his grave in Jerusalem. For more stamps of Theodor Herzl see also Herzl 1954 - 50 Years Since his Death, Herzl 1960 - 100 Years Since his Birth, and Prominent Personalities - Chaim Weizmann; Theodor Herzl. See also other Zionist Congress stamps.