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Benjamin Netanyahu in his book, A Place Among The nations: Israel and the World, recognizes American William Eugene Blackstone (1841–1935) as one of the most outstanding examples of a Christian Zionist. Netanyahu notes that such Christian activity antedates the modern Zionist movement by at least half a century.”1 (Actually, Christian Zionism dates back to the late 1500s in England.)2 Early Christian Zionists were known as restorationists, since they desired a restoration of the Jews to Israel. The name of William Blackstone is highly esteemed by Jewish Zionist since the modern state of Israel named a forest after Blackstone in recognition of his early attempts to influence others to reconstitute the nation of Israel.