GOD gives visions concerning Israel. These visions are not given to the religious only. These visions are given to whom GOD chooses. GOD chosen Herzel with a vision.
Israel became a nation. Not by Herzel, But the Will of GOD.
To use the seer implies that Herzel was a false fortune teller. A person who claimed to have powers looking into the future. Herzel had none of these.
Herzel was a man no different than anyone in history who prayed and thought about a homeland for the Jews.
In GOD's timing - not human timing - Israel was re-established. For such a times as this. No one knew at the time the holocaust was the beginning.
In GOD's time - Israel was restored.