The program that was approved by the first Zionist Congress in 1897. To quote this historical document:
Zionism seeks to establish a home for the Jewish people in Eretz-Israel secured under public law. The Congress contemplates the following means to the attainment of this end:

  1. The promotion by appropriate means of the settlement in Eretz-Israel of Jewish farmers, artisans, and manufacturers.
  2. The organization and uniting of the whole of Jewry by means of appropriate institutions, both local and international, in accordance with the laws of each country.
  3. The strengthening and fostering of Jewish national sentiment and national consciousness. Preparatory steps toward obtaining the consent of governments, where necessary, in order to reach the goals of Zionism.
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, are claimed by anti-Zionists to be the protocols of the first Zionist Congress. The actual resolutions of the congress are given above. They are the result of a compromise formula. A committee headed by Max Nordau offered the text "The aim of Zionism is to create for the Jewish people a home in Eretz-Israel (the land of Israel) secured by law". Leo Motzkin proposed the wording "international law".