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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Zionism is inextricably linked to Jewish settlements and the larger occupation in the West Bank, the systemic denial of rights to Palestinians and state-sponsored violence inflicted upon residents of Gaza by the Israeli military.
A person identifying as both a feminist and a Zionist must therefore ask challenging questions: Is there room within my Zionism to fight for the rights of Palestinian women alongside those of Israelis?
It] brings into the open what is often merely latent: that courses at universities today that deal with Zionism, Arab nationalism and the history of Israel and the Palestinian Arabs are inherently biased against Zionism and Jewish national rightsa[bar] This particular course openly asserts that Zionism is illegitimate [by falsely calling it acolonialist'], and indeed explicitly explores ways in which the destruction of Israel can be brought about.
The metaphysics in Zionism underpin its claims on Palestine.
This led them to emphasize this figure [six million] in order to gain the solidarity of international public opinion with Zionism.
What follows is an attempt to examine the ways in which Butler and her work have exposed a raw nerve in the American Jewish psyche when it comes to Zionism and what that may mean as we move deeper into the twenty-first century.
Though thought-provoking, Zionism through Christian Lenses is not the best of such Sabeel-aligned collections; readers will learn little of substance about the Israeli State, real Jews or--for that matter--real Palestinians.
He said the study guide does not launch an indiscriminate attack on Zionism, but does focus on the strain of Zionism that fuses religious ideology with political power.
condensed and edited version of a longer book entitled Zionism and the Quest
Nathan Birnbaum (1864-1937) is a perplexing (and oft-ignored) figure because of his transitioning roles as a founding figure of Zionism, a promoter of the Yiddish language (generally looked down upon by Hebrew-promoting Zionists), and a major presence in the early years of Agudath Israel (an international Orthodox political organization at least initially opposed to Zionism).
Indeed, these organizations contributed significantly to the growth of the Christian Zionism movement.