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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Israel's stigma: A country of prosperity suffers from poverty -opinion

It is hard to fathom how in a country that boasts about its technological advancements, economic prosperity and military prowess, 23% of its population lives under poverty line

What Israel missed by ignoring the J Street conference - opinion

The Israeli government and public are unaware of the change in US attitudes toward Israel, especially in the American Jewish community. The lack of attention in Israel towards J Street proves this.

01/05/2021

Independence Day and Jerusalem Day are liberation days, too - opinion

Without Israel, my Judaism is incomplete. My prayers would miss the blessings symbolizing hope and accomplishment. Israel offers me more than anyone can appreciate in a lifetime.

By ELAN ROTH
24/04/2021

Isabel Frey is a 26-year-old Yiddish singer and Austrian politician

Frey, 26, grew up in Vienna’s 6th District, near the city’s center, and was part of the socialist Hashomer Hatzair Zionist youth movement.

By JOE BAUR/JTA
22/04/2021

New definitions of antisemitism diminish the role of Israel and Zionism

While it’s clear that the Nexus authors are concerned with antisemitism from the far-Right, they apparently aren’t troubled by bigotry against Jews having to do with Israel or Zionism.

By ROBERT HORENSTEIN
20/04/2021
Letters

Letters to the editor, April 19, 2021: Missing Isi

Readers of the Jerusalem Post have their say.

Independence Day: Looking back at our history to prepare for the future

As far as is known, there was never a period following the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 CE when there were no Jews in the Land of Israel.

Jews must revive pride in the label 'Zionist' - opinion

If antisemitism is one of the world’s oldest social diseases, anti-Zionism proves that Jew-hatred is a particularly adaptable and potent virus.

13/04/2021
Youth from all over the world celebrating Israeli independence at the Western Wall

Israel's Declaration of Independence read at the Western Wall live

The event was broadcasted live throughout the Jewish world in English, Spanish and French, and thousands worldwide were able to watch the reading online.

From Holocaust to Israel: Bringing my parents' experience full-circle

Making aliyah completes the journey of my Zionist parents.

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