In the largest, most comprehensive biography of Jacob Schiff to date, Naomi Cohen argues that Schiff "envisioned an under-taking [sic] joining Zionists and non-Zionists, Orthodox and Reform, on a non-political platform--not to advance the progress of political Zionism
but to foster Jewish unity.
It is in this sense, as I hope to show, that Rosenzweig's theology not only goes hand in hand with his charge against a historicist temporality which constitutes a territorial imagination but also issues a challenge to political Zionism
from out of the sources of Judaic thought itself.
Although modern political Zionism
(especially that of the early twentieth century) evokes biblical metaphors of diaspora and return to "the land of our fathers," we should not confuse the modern political use of biblical themes with the presence of similar political ideas in ancient times and in rather different cultural contexts.
The claim that political Zionism
expressed 2,000 years of yearning for Jewish political and religious self-determination is a modern myth-invented in Europe in the mid to late nineteenth century (21) .
After 34 years as an Israeli, only this year--the 150th anniversary of Herzl's birth--am I moved to take the measure of the indispensable man, the galvanizing force of political Zionism
whose efforts so altered the course of my life.
What is most evident in his 1946 booklet, Palestine peace and prosperity or war and destruction, Political Zionism
undemocratic, unjust, dangerous, is his relative indifference to the rights of the Jewish victims of Nazism.
would have to become cultural Zionism, adapting Judaism to the individualist culture of liberalism.
Here Anderson parts company with writers such as Stephen Sizer, whose recent book, Christian Zionism: Road Map to Armageddon (InterVarsity Press, 2005) claims a definitive role for premillennial dispensationalism in lending support to the aims of political Zionism
What I am against is political Zionism
, which is driving the country now.
, aiming to create a Jewish colonial state in Palestine, preceded the Holocaust and the Nazis.
We are unalterably opposed to political Zionism
," a group of Reform rabbis declared in 1898.
Azoury studied and formulated his nationalist ideas in Dreyfus-era Paris, the same place and time in which Herzl first articulated the principles of political Zionism