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Text of Resolution Defining Ultimate Aims of Zionism

July 14, 1931
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After nearly six days of protracted bickering and negotiation the 17th World Zionist Congress this morning unanimously adopted the following resolution as to the ultimate aims of Zionism:

“Zionism is a national movement to secure the freedom of the Jewish people. It adheres firmly and unalterably to its aims as laid down in the Basle program (to create for the Jewish people in Palestine a publicly recognized and legally secured home) and to bring about in Eretz Israel a solution of the Jewish problem. The homeless and landless Jewish people which is compelled to migrate strives to overcome its abnormal political, economic and spiritual conditions by reestablishing itself in the historic homeland through large and uninterrupted immigration and settlement and recreating in Eretz Israel its national life with all the essential features of a people’s existence. The Congress emphatically rejects any attempt to minimize this fundamental aim of Zionism”.

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