Zionism

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Zionism

The political view that Jews have a right to national homeland in Palestine roughly corresponding to the borders of Biblical Israel. Zionism emerged as a nationalist movement in 19th-century Europe as secular and assimilated Jews did not find wide acceptance in European society. Many, though not all, early Zionists were socialists; this led to the establishment of communal farms in Palestine. Religious Zionism was initially a minor part of the movement, but has grown in importance since the 1960s. After the establishment of the States of Israel in 1948, the Zionist movement has concentrated on maintaining or expanding Israel's borders and/or influence. Proponents of Zionism believe a Jewish homeland is the only place Jews can be perfectly safe from persecution, while critics contend that Palestinian Arabs have been displaced and discriminated against since the early 20th century.
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It was due to the Chief Rabbi of Basel, my grandfather Arthur (Asher Michael) Cohn, that the first Zionist Congresses could take place in Basel, as other respected rabbis in Germany and Austria had refused to support the Zionistic vision.
Also, the House Speaker received a delegation of the Murabitoun party headed by General Mustafa Hamdan who agreed with Berri on the fact that the western schemes aims at weakening the region and dividing it into statelets which only serve the Zionistic entity craving for taking over the region's resources.
We will not suffice to liberating most of the Lebanese territories, for we seek liberating the Lebanese decision from the American and foreign hegemony which is basically Israeli", he said, confirming that those who offered sacrifices for the sake of the country refuse the return of the Zionistic occupation through the special tribunal which almost tampered with the Lebanese independence.