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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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Menachem Begin, a Jewish nationalist if ever there was one, agreed at Camp David to a large measure of autonomy for the Arabs while leaving ultimate control of Judea and Samaria in Jewish hands.
Moreover, Shlomo Sand's claim that Jewish nationalist historians "invented" the Jewish people is far from historical reality.
From 1896 to 1903 he was editor of the periodical Ha-Shilo'ah, in which he criticized the political Zionism of Theodor Herzl, the foremost Jewish nationalist leader of the time.
These zealot Jewish nationalist and religious movements thrive on conflict and discord, not only with the Palestinians but the entire world, believing that God is on their side.
To remain a 'Jewish State,' uncontested Jewish nationalist domination over the indigenous Palestinian people is essential - an advantage secured in the democracy of Israel by population size - and State laws, national institutions, development practices and security policies all focus on that mission.
The apex of Prylucki's ideas came in the interwar period with the formation of the Jewish People's Party (Yiddishe Folksparty), a secular, non-Zionist, Yiddish-advocating Jewish nationalist political movement.
During the Mandate era there were Jewish nationalist Scouting groups as well In the case of Palestine, Jewish Scout groups assisted in the colonization of the land.
I became a Jewish nationalist, one with a secular bent, whose mission in life was to promote a greater understanding on the American left of the progressive role which the Jewish people has played in world history.
The records reported on in the Telegraph reveal that the concerns held by British officials over Jewish nationalist suicide-assassins are not entirely dissimilar from the fears of Israeli government officials over the threat of Palestinian suicide bombers.
After initially referring to the Arab Riots in Hebron, in which approximately sixty Jews were killed, as pogroms and blaming the crisis largely on British imperialism, the Frayhayt was rebuked by the party for "crass Right-Wing deviation" and accused of taking a position no different "from the stand of the Jewish nationalist, Zionist, and the capitalist press." (22) Subsequently, the Frayhayt radically changed its position on the riots, blaming the "Zionist-Fascists" for provoking the uprising and siding with the "revolutionary Arab masses" in their struggle against the forces of imperialism.
Only an ongoing regime of British repression could have maintained a situation of peace, though this would not have overcome the incompatibility of Arab and Jewish nationalist aspirations.
This was a mostly Russian Jewish nationalist movement, Dr.

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