Theodor Herzl proves an able statesman in the years following the Zionist Congress.
Herzl meets with the German Kaiser and Ottoman Sultan. His goal is to obtain a Charter granting political rights to Jews to settle in the Land of Israel. He recognizes that without political guarantees Jewish settlement will not survive long.
But obstacles eventually lead him to consider another territory in Africa. His decision nearly splits the Zionist movement.
Herzl dies in 1904 at the age of 44.
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