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.

Jabotinsky in the mirror of reality

After decades of his teachings being pushed to the margins of public discourse, today Jabotinsky finally receives a proper place in history.

USC student gov't head quit because she was harassed for being pro-Israel

She said the USC student government “has failed to be an inclusive space for numerous communities on campus.”

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
07/08/2020
 President Donald Trump, near an Israeli flag at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem
What does pro-Israel mean in the age of Trump?

What should define pro-Israel in 2020 across the political spectrum? Here are a few suggestions.

In the early 20th century, Zionists rallied around Tisha B’Av

To this day, Tisha B’Av is a day for mourning these national tragedies. Traditionally observant Jews mark it by fasting and refraining from worldly pleasures.

By ZACK ROTHBART
29/07/2020
Israeli symbiotic particularity as a role-model for Europe

A fundamental debate about the essence of Europe emerged. Should Europe be European, or should Europe be a “state of all its citizens?”

31/07/2020
ADAMS STANDS with a senior officer near Kibbutz Ruhama, 1948.
Marcel Adams passes away after a hundred years of loving Israel and life

It’s a larger-than-life tale: born in Romania’s Carpathian mountains, surviving forced labor during World War II, making it to Palestine as a pioneer...

12/08/2020
In fight for Zionism Jewish education is needed now more than ever

Knowledge of Jewish history helps to situate the Jewish experience for a generation who sees no vestiges of Jewish pre-statehood reality.

Attack against Wexner Foundation is attack against democracy - opinion

Who will be the next victim of the attack on Israeli democracy? When will each one of us be targeted personally?

By NADAV TAMIR
22/07/2020
John Lewis and the Jews: 6 moments that showcase an enduring alliance

Here are six Jewish moments from Lewis’ long and storied career working toward justice in America.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
21/07/2020
Rabbi Yehuda Amital
Rav Amital: vision, integrity and courage

A man of integrity and courage, Rav Amital often voiced opinions that went against the grain.

By YAIR KAHN
17/07/2020
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