Herzl Complete Diaries – Palestine mentioned

Volume 1 – page 56 In Palestine’s disfavor is its proximity to Russia and Eurooe, its lack of room for expansion as well as its climate, which we are no longer accustomed to. In its favor is the mighty legend.
Volume 1 – page 133 For a time I had Palestine in mind. This would have in its favor the facts that it is the unforgotten ancestral seat of our people, that its very name would constitute a program, and that it would powerfully attract the lower masses.
Volume 1 – page 133 But on principle I am neither against Palestine nor for Argentina. We merely have to have a varied climate for the Jews who are used to colder or to warmer regions.
Volume 1 – page 243 Another Jew in England, Colonel Goldsmith, was also an enthusiastic Zionist and had wanted to charter ships for the recon- quest of Palestine. Elkan Adler has been to Palestine, and he would like us to settle in that country. We would have an enormous hinterland over there.
Volume 1 – page 279 Lunched at the home of Sir Samuel Montagu, M.P. A house of English elegance, in grand style. Sir Samuel a splendid old chap, the best Jew I have met thus far. At table he presides over
Volume 1 – page 282 That and his tales of South America, sounded like a novel. Because he has worked for Hirsch in Argentina and knows the local conditions, his advice is worth heeding: that only Palestine can be considered.
Volume 1 – page 282 The pious Christians of England would help us if we went to Palestine. For they expect the coming of the Messiah after the Jews have returned home.
Volume 1 – page 282 With Goldsmid, I suddenly find myself in another world. He wants to deliver the Holy Sepulchre to the Christians stone by stone: part of it to Moscow, another part to Rome! Like Montagu, he too thinks of a Greater Palestine.
Volume 1 – page 283 And besides, the Jews will not want to go to Argentina, but to Palestine.
Volume 1 – page 306 Montagu thinks that one might offer the Sultan two million pounds for Palestine.
Volume 1 – page 311 A window of the very bright room was open, letting in the cool spring air, and Mr. Hechler showed me his Biblical treas- ures. Then he spread out before me his chart of comparative history, and finally a map of Palestine. It is a large military staff map in four sheets which, when laid out, covered the entire floor.
Volume 1 – page 313 He considers our departure for Jerusalem to be quite immi- nent, and showed me the coat pocket in which he will carry his big map of Palestine when we shall be riding around the Holy Land together. That was his most ingenuous and most convinc- ing touch yesterday.
Volume 1 – page 338 The Grand Duke wondered if it would not be better first to send a few hundred thousand Jews to Palestine, and then raise the question.
Volume 1 – page 342 We had a comfortable trip. In the compartment he unfolded his maps of Palestine and instructed me for hours on end. The northern frontier ought to be the mountains facing Cappadocia; the southern, the Suez Canal. The slogan to be circulated: The Palestine of David and Solomon!
Volume 1 – page 344 I told him in a few words what it was all about. We shall bestow enormous bene- fits upon Turkey and confer big gifts upon the intermediaries, if we obtain Palestine. This means nothing less than its cession as an independent country. In return we shall thoroughly straighten out Turkey’s finances.
Volume 1 – page 354 My program, on the other hand, is to halt infiltration and to concentrate all energies on the acquisition of Palestine under international law. This requires diplomatic negotiations, which I have already begun, and a publicity campaign on the very largest scale.”
Volume 1 – page 365 Unprepared as I was, I merely told him that we imagined we would give twenty million pounds in return for Palestine. (Mon- tagu offered only two million in the Daily Chronicle.)
Volume 1 – page 365 We spend twenty million Turkish pounds to straighten out the Turkish finances. Of that sum we give two millions in exchange for Palestine, this amount being based on the capitalization of its present revenue of eighty thousand Turkish pounds per annum. With the remaining 18 millions we free Turkey from the European Control Commission.
Volume 1 – page 367 He said. I can see that you speak without ulterior motives.” (For I had declared that we wished to acquire Palestine as a completely independent country, and if we could not get it as such, we would go to Argentina.)
Volume 1 – page 367 Ziad persisted: “Under no circumstances will you get Palestine as an independent country; maybe as a vassal state.”
Volume 1 – page 369 In the evening Newlinsky and I sat by ourselves in the dining car, and I outlined for him the financial plan based on the 20 million pounds — of which two millions would be earmarked as an immediate advance for the cession of Palestine, and 18 mil- lions for the freeing of the Turkish government from the Control commission.
Volume 1 – page 369 Newlinsky thinks we could not possibly dare to offer the Sultan 20 million pounds for the land of Palestine. That was its mere commercial value, so to speak; but we would have to pay a pre- tium affectionis [premium].
Volume 1 – page 375 The Grand Vizier listened imperturbably. He asked questions such as this: “Palestine is large. What part of it do you have in mind?”
Volume 1 – page 378 “The Sultan said: ‘If Mr. Herzl is as much your friend as you are mine, then advise him not to take another step in this matter. I cannot sell even a foot of land, for it does not belong to me, but to my people. My people have won this empire by fighting for it with their blood and have fertilized it with their blood. We will again cover it with our blood before we allow it to be wrested away from us. The men of two of my regiments from Syria and Palestine let themselves be killed one by one at Plevna. Not one of them yielded; they all gave their lives on that battle- field. The Turkish Empire belongs not to me, but to the Turkish people. I cannot give away any part of it. Let the Jews save their billions. When my Empire is partitioned, they may get Palestine for nothing. But only our corpse will be divided. I will not agree to vivisection.’ ”
Volume 1 – page 393 Izzet (through whom, of course, the Sultan speaks) or the Sul- tan (through whom Izzet speaks) would be willing enough to yield Palestine if the proper formula could be found for the transaction. Precisely because things are going badly for them ney must not sell any land, Newlinski reports; but he observes at my idea is making good progress.
Volume 1 – page 394 Newlinski says he is convinced that the Turks are willing to give us Palestine. He says it is just like when a man has a hunch that a woman is willing to surrender; in such a situation one may not even be able to say as yet what this hunch is based on.
Volume 1 – page 394 Then he brought up the subject of Palestine. To begin with, he reproached Newlinski for having submitted the matter in a thoughtless way. As someone acquainted with the local situation, Newlinski should have known that Palestine could never be given up in the proposed form of a purchase. But according to what he — the Sultan — had heard, Mr. Herzl’s friends were thinking of a possible exchange.
Volume 1 – page 395 The Sultan then asked: “Do the Jews have to have Palestine at all costs? Couldn’t they settle in some other province?” Newlinski answered: “Palestine is their cradle; that is where they wish to return.” The Sultan rejoined: “But Palestine is the cradle of other re- ligions as well.” Thereupon Newlinski said: “If the Jews cannot get Palestine, they will simply have to go to Argentina.”
Volume 1 – page 403 He had the following idea. It ought to be suggested to the Sultan that he take charge of the Zionist movement and proclaim to the Jews that he would throw Palestine open to them as a principality, under his suzerainty, with its own laws, army, etc. In return, the Jews would have to pay a tribute of about a mil- lion pounds each year. This tribute could then be immediately mortgaged against a loan (which we would raise).
Volume 1 – page 410 adoc came to complain because — as he and Edmond Rothschild surmise- due to my publication the Turkish authorities in Palestine are giving the recent arrivals among the colonists a hard time and have even destroyed the latest colony.
Volume 1 – page 410 But everything hopeless if it proves true that Turkish authorities  in Palestine are forcibly deporting newly arrived colonists.
Volume 1 – page 412 For the first years, 100,000 pounds tribute, and a loan of two millions on that. Gradually, as the immigration proceeds the tribute increases together with new portions of the Jewish loan based on it, until the entire amount is paid up and there are so many Jews in Palestine, accompanied by Jewish militarv power, that one need no longer fear that the Turks will attempt to get a stranglehold on them.
Volume 1 – page 427 He thinks it would be impossible to keep the influx of the masses into Palestine under control. The first to arrive would be 150,000 shnorrers [beggars] who would have to be fed. He didn’t feel equal to it, but perhaps I would be. He could not undertake such a responsibility. There might be mishaps.
Herzl Complete Diaries – Palestine mentioned