Zionism

Zionism is the nationalistic movement in Judaism which calls on immense support and identification with the historical Jewish homeland in Israel. The movement originated in the late 19th century in central and eastern Europe around the goal of creating a Jewish state in Palestine - then controlled by the Ottoman Empire. Leaders of the movement sought to liberate Jews from anti-Semitism and persecution in the diaspora through the reestablishment of a Jewish state. Since the 1948 establishment of Israel, Zionism refers to advocacy on behalf of Israel.
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MEL REISFIELD (center) with the Grammy Award-winning record producer Steve Greenberg to his right an

A Zionist force of nature educator Mel Reisfield leaves a lasting legacy

Inspirational educator Mel Reisfield leaves a lasting legacy in Israel and the US

16/01/2021

UC Riverside professor says Zionism ‘politically toxified our schools’

“A number of Zionist organizations want to convince us that Arab American Studies is ‘antisemitic.’ This is not only intellectually insulting but is also an inherently racist position,” he wrote.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
16/01/2021
A J Street panel meeting

Progressive Jewish groups oppose codification of IHRA antisemitism definition

Network of left-wing Jewish organizations argues that legal adoption of IHRA definition could stifle free speech and suppress debate on Israel. Foreign Ministry laments opposition to further adoption

Demonstrators protest outside the opening session of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR)

You can't be democratic for Jews and less democratic for Arabs - opinion

Twenty-one percent of Israelis are Arabs and they are discriminated against systemically by the state and socially by the public.

Ari Shavit’s new book, My Promised Land puts our zionism on test

Zionism was not forced upon Mizrahi Jews - opinion

The allegation that Mizrahi Jews cling to Zionism because it was forced upon them is racist in the way it infantilizes an entire community.

By SHANIE REICHMAN
02/01/2021
Mallard ducks at the water reservoir at the Sergeant's Grove in Netanya.

Mallard ducks to make their once-a-year appearance by spring

The Sergeant's Grove, where the ducks appear, is named as such to commemorate the kidnapping and killing of two British sergeants by the Irgun in July 1947.

Ze'ev Jabotsinsky

Israel's schools to commemorate Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky

Activities will include a competition between schools awarding prizes for musical adaptations and music clips of Jabotinsky's songs, virtual tours and a virtual quiz.

Gravestone set on previously desecrated ancient Maccabean burial site

The burial site, near Jericho, was desecrated last year when grave robbers dug into the site leaving human bones scattered and in the open.

Still from the 'Dismantling Antisemitism: Jews Talk Justice' panel, December 16, 2020.

Sharanksy calls out 'progressive' antisemitism panel for anti-Zionism

"It is so harmful to feel that our identity is being challenged, that we must choose between our progressive values and the fight against anti-Semitism," said Hen Mazzig.

A moral Zionist agenda for Joe Biden's administration - opinion

Though Americans and Israelis often disagree, anti-Zionism, anti-Americanism and antisemitism often overlap and reinforce one another because our enemies understand how interconnected we are.

15/12/2020
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