Zionism



a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel.
Contemporary Examples

Peter Beinart is editor of Open Zion and author of The Crisis of Zionism.
Mitt Romney Misuses Judaism to Support Israel and Buttress His Own Campaign Peter Beinart July 29, 2012

If the Arabs had just accepted Zionism (signifying their own dispossession), then World War II might have turned out differently.
Wilf’s Colonialism Denial Yousef Munayyer April 19, 2012

By viewing Zionism as racism, many Palestinians saw Israelis harshly as cruel brutes.
Delegitimizing Israel Makes Peace Harder to Achieve Gil Troy February 27, 2013

They kept lists of villagers in each village believed hostile to Zionism.
Nakba Denials Must Be Condemned Yousef Munayyer May 24, 2011

The bottom line is this: mainstream Zionism values Jewish majoritarianism over democracy and pretty much everything else.
Apartheid Ambiguity Yousef Munayyer November 4, 2012

Historical Examples

This is an allegory referring to certain aspects of Zionism.
Stories and Pictures Isaac Loeb Peretz

The premises of political Zionism are that there is a Jewish nation.
Zionism and Anti-Semitism Max Simon Nordau

Zionism, Socialism and Anarchism come up in turn, and so many trenchant and vital things are said on these subjects.
Discourses of Keidansky Bernard G. Richards

This is, in brief, the theological side of the vexed question of Zionism.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton Patrick Braybrooke

The common opinion is that you are an enemy of Zionism in general, and of the Jewish Legion in particular.
With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign J. H. (John Henry) Patterson

noun
a political movement for the establishment and support of a national homeland for Jews in Palestine, now concerned chiefly with the development of the modern state of Israel
a policy or movement for Jews to return to Palestine from the Diaspora
n.

“movement for forming (later supporting) a Jewish national state in Palestine,” 1896, from German Zionismus (from Zion + Latin-derived suffix -ismus; see -ism); first recorded 1886 in “Selbstemancipation,” by “Matthias Acher” (pseudonym of Nathan Birnbaum).

The belief that Jews should have their own nation; Jewish nationalism. Zionism gained much support among Jews and others in the early twentieth century, and the hoped-for nation was established in the late 1940s in Palestine, as the state of Israel. Zionism is opposed by most Arabs. (See Arab-Israeli conflict.)

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