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  Zionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While Zionism is based in part upon religious tradition linking the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, the modern movement was mainly secular, beginning largely as a response to rampant antisemitism in Europe during the 19th century.
The term Zionism is also sometimes used retroactively to describe the millennia-old Biblical connection between the Jewish people and the Land of Israel, which existed long before the birth of the modern Zionist movement.
Zionism was also supported by the political left at various times both before and after Israel's formation, in part due to sympathy for the Jews as an oppressed people and in part due to the strong socialist roots of Labor Zionism.
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Zionism is a political movement holding that the Jewish people constitute a nation and are entitled to a national homeland.
Formally founded in 1897, Zionism embraced a variety of opinions in its early years on where that homeland might be established.
Zionism has always had both religious and secular aspects, reflecting the dual nature of Jewish identity, as both a religion (Judaism) and as a national or ethnic identity (Jewishness).
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/z/zi/zionism.html   (5017 words)

 Resources and articles on Zionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Now that Zionism has existed in its modern conception for a hundred years, the time has come to test its relevancy on two planes: The first as a basic analysis of Jewish existence, and the second, as a solution which can act as a guideline for the present and for building the future.
The origin of the "Zionism" is the biblical word "Zion", often used as a synonym for Jerusalem and the Land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael).
Zionism is an ideology which expresses the yearning of Jews the world over for their historical homeland - Zion, the Land of Israel.
www.doingzionism.org.il /resources/expand_subject.asp?id=28   (1334 words)

 Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Primer-Page 2
Zionism drew on Jewish religious attachment to Jerusalem and the Land of Israel (Eretz Israel).
Zionism gained adherents among Jews and support from the West as a consequence of the murderous anti-Jewish riots (known as pogroms) in the Russian Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
By the 1920s, Labor Zionists in Palestine established the kibbutz movement (a kibbutz is a collective commune, usually with an agricultural economy), the Jewish trade union and cooperative movement, the main Zionist militias (the Haganah and Palmach) and the political parties that ultimately coalesced in the Israeli Labor Party in 1968.
www.merip.org /palestine-israel_primer/zionism-pal-isr-primer.html   (1392 words)

A Jewish nationalist movement, Zionism was responsible for establishing the modern state of Israel as the Jewish homeland.
Zionism was metamorphosed into a mass movement and political power during World War I. In 1917 the British issued the Balfour Declaration, which bestowed favor upon the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish national home.
Zionism has been aided in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by "Christian Zionists." Because of their premillennial eschatology fundamentalist evangelicals have been particularly supportive of the restoration of the Jewish people to Israel and of Israel itself in the twentieth century.
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 What is Zionism?
Zionism is the Jewish national movement of rebirth and renewal in the land of Israel - the historical birthplace of the Jewish people.
Modern Zionism fused the ancient Jewish biblical and historical ties to the ancestral homeland with the modern concept of nationalism into a vision of establishing a modern Jewish state in the land of Israel.
Zionism, the national aspiration of the Jewish people to a homeland, is to the Jewish people what the liberation movements of Africa and Asia have been to their peoples.
www.adl.org /durban/zionism.asp   (439 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Zionism
Zionism, the movement to create a Jewish state, emerged as a result of and an alternative to emancipation--or lack thereof--in the second half of the 19th century.
Socialist Zionism envisioned a Jewish homeland that took the form of a cooperative society based on economic justice, while religious Zionists stressed the authority of Jewish law in a Jewish state.
On the one hand, Zionism implied a disbelief in the promise of civil emanci­pation and a certain contempt for Jews whose fervent wish was assimila­tion into their immediate environment.
www.myjewishlearning.com /history_community/Modern/Overview_The_Story_17001914/Zionism.htm   (791 words)

 Zionism and the Creation of Israel - Definition and Brief History
Zionism was self-consciously the Jewish analogue of Italian and German national liberation movements of the nineteenth century.
When Zionism had its first beginnings, in the early 19th century, there were about 200,000 Arabs living in all of the land, mostly concentrated in the countryside of the West Bank and Galilee, and mostly lacking in national sentiment.
The image of Zionism in the world was transformed from that of a progressive movement of liberation to a movement of fanatics who wanted to create a religious state and disenfranchise a native population.
www.mideastweb.org /zionism.htm   (11082 words)

 Zionism, Tziyonut, definition - Zionism and Israel -Encyclopedia / Dictionary/Lexicon of Zionism/Israel/
The term "Zionism" was coined in 1891 by Nathan Birnbaum, and refers to the Zion hill in Jerusalem.
For example, the basis of Zionism is not necessarily religious belief, though Christian Zionists and Jewish Religious Zionists believe in the restoration of Israel as part of a divine plan.
Zionism is not related to the "Iron Wall" thesis of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, though some Zionists are militaristic.
www.zionism-israel.com /dic/Zionism.htm   (595 words)

 Regarding 'The Question of Zion' - Jacqueline Rose interviewed | MetaFilter
Zionism in itself is not at all responsible for all of those specific actions, anymore that Democracy is responsible for Slavery or the decimation of the Native American populations or the rise of Labor Unions or the power of Corporations....
Zionism is very interesting as a modern political movement, as a new type of nationalism, but it's hard to study and talk about as such because it's so fraught.
Zionism clearly comes in many flavors, and many of those famous rabbis that have been against zionism are thinkers and philosophers of a stature whose opinion must at least be examined carefully.
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 Zionism Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Christian Zionism is a modern theological and political movement that embraces the most extreme ideological positions of Zionism, thereby becoming detrimental...
While Zionism is based in part upon religious tradition linking the Jewish people to the Land of Israel, the modern movement was mainly secular, beginning largely as a response to rampant antisemitism in Europe and in many parts of the Muslim world during the 19th century.
After a number of advances and setbacks, and after the Holocaust had destroyed much of the existing Jewish society in Europe, the Zionist movement culminated in the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Zionism   (8104 words)

 What is Zionism?
Zionism is a movement founded by Theodor Herzl in 1896 whose goal is the return of Jews to Eretz Yisrael, or Zion, the Jewish synonym for Jerusalem and the Land of Israel.
The name of "Zionism" comes from the hill Zion, the hill on which the Temple of Jerusalem was situated.
The purpose of this website is to explain why traditional Jews do not support Zionism (the return to the land called "Israel") and why the Zionist idealogy is totally contrary to traditional Jewish law and beliefs and the teachings of the Holy Torah.
www.jewsagainstzionism.com /zionism/whatis.cfm   (116 words)

 Zionism & Zionists - The Peace Encyclopedia
Zionism is a half-conscious instinct of a people integrating past and future together into the totality of the will to live and to be itself and only itself.
It is the concern for the safety and security of that modern state, and the desire to see it strong enough to defend itself and the Jewish people as a whole from any present or future existential threat.
The movement known as Zionism which meant establishing a Jewish home in Palestine is a continuation of the reverence to Zion or Jerusalem.
peace.heebz.com /zionism.html   (2845 words)

Zionism is a South African, (largely Zulu and Swazi,) Protestant Christianity which has mission origins, but found itself so much in tune with and parallel to African ways of thinking that it blended itself into traditional African culture within a generation.
In 1903 Le Roux left the Dutch Reformed church to join a group dependent on the Christian Catholic Apostolic Church which had been founded in the USA by John Alexander Dowie and was focussed on the city of Zion, Illinois, near Chicago.
A few years later Le Roux moved on from Zionism to Pentacostalism, carrying his flock with him from faith-healing to speaking in tongues, but retaining their name.
www.bethel.edu /~letnie/AfricanChristianity/SSAZionism.html   (453 words)

 Judaism versus Zionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is the lie that declares that Judaism and Zionism are identical.
It is the belief that exile is a punishment for Jewish sins.
Zionism has spent the past century strategically dispossessing the Palestinian people.
www.nkusa.org /AboutUs/Zionism/judaism_v_zionism.cfm   (535 words)

 A Definition of Zionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Zionism, the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel, advocated, from its inception, tangible as well as spiritual aims.
Disagreements led to rifts, but ultimately, the common goal of a Jewish state in its ancient homeland was attained.
The term "Zionism" was coined in 1890 by Nathan Birnbaum.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Zionism/zionism.html   (86 words)

 ZionismExplained.org/Zionism: History and Effects
Zionism is a movement started, partly in response to Russion pogroms, by a number of European Jews in the 1890's.
The state will only be a stage in the realization of Zionism and its task is to prepare the ground for our expansion.
Zionism is essentially Jewish nationalism rooted in 19th century racist, colonialist thinking gilded over with a "religious" patina.
www.zionismexplained.org   (2017 words)

Zionism represents itself as a political movement concerned principally with the establishment of a state in Palestine to be controlled by and for Jews.
Criticism of Zionism is criticism of a particularly ugly political movement, not criticism of a religion or of the adherents of a religion.
Arguably, the original sin of Zionism and its effects on the peoples of the Middle East were central to the motivation behind the events of 9/11, and the most important consequence of which is the ongoing "war on terrorism" that is smothering our political landscape.
www.serendipity.li /zionism.htm   (4677 words)

 Zionism | The News is NowPublic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His criticism of Zionism and its impact on the Middle East is relevant t...
A Zionist Speaks of the Death of Zionism
Zionism, war, Politics, opinion, news, Media, Nagasaki, Lebanon, Israel, Hizbollah, Bei...
www.nowpublic.com /tag/Zionism   (422 words)

 Active Zionism Challenging Israel's accusers!
Zionism, on the other hand, sought and gained for the Jewish people the ability to rule themselves, which is a basic right shared by every nation.
Thus Zionism is the exact opposite of racism.
Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish nation
www.geocities.com /activezionism/Index.html   (435 words)

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