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

Many Socialist Jews were anti-zionist because they believed the proletariat should unite across religious and ethnic lines.
Israel’s Democracy Hypocrisy Peter Beinart May 8, 2011

So if pushed to peg myself on the spectrum from Zionist to anti-zionist, I would classify myself as a post-Zionist.
How I Lost My Zionism Aryeh Cohen March 14, 2012

I also agree that there is something essentially anti-zionist about the entire process.
Why The Prisoner Release Reinforces The Occupied/Occupier Relationship Emily L. Hauser July 30, 2013

No wonder that this affable navy included zero Jewish-Israeli peaceniks, anti-zionist as they may be.
Ashamed of My Country Fania Oz-Salzberger May 31, 2010

King was pro-Israel and pro-Zionist, recognizing much anti-zionist rhetoric as anti-Semitic.
Remaking Martin Luther King As Anti-Zionist Gil Troy January 17, 2013

The Jewish state has relied on Arab autocracies to subdue the anti-zionist sentiments of their peoples.
Meet the Losers Leslie H. Gelb March 8, 2011

Like Roth, he feigns surprise that the Jewish mainstream has shut out anti-zionist perspectives.
Diaspora’s Splendor Jonathan Guyer August 29, 2012

Thus, in its recent decision, the Jewish Student Union expressed anti-zionist sentiments.
J Street U Rejected for Standing Behind IDF Soldiers Oded Na’aman October 10, 2013

If Zionism is to be used this way—The Liberman, Eli Yishai’s way—I am not only a post-Zionist but an anti-zionist as well.
Human, Jewish, Israeli—Zionist? Avrum Burg April 17, 2012

Historical Examples

Within a few months of this appointment, public anti-zionist demonstrations were permitted throughout the land.
With the Judans in the Palestine Campaign J. H. (John Henry) Patterson

a person who is opposed to Zionism
opposed to Zionism: he was anti-Zionist and not anti-Semitic
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

“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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