So What’s Zionism? Here’s a Definition Minus All the Fuss

Vision Times – by James Burke

If you’re busy on social media and belong to a political or conspiracy group on Facebook, you might see the term Zionism thrown around a bit, sometimes not in a positiveway.

According to the Jewish Virtual Library: “The term Zionism was coined in 1890 by Nathan Birnbaum. Its general definition means the national movement for the return of the Jewish people to their homeland, and the resumption of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel”.

The above video is pretty much an introduction to what Zionism is and where it originated from. It’s a bare bones look at the subject, but it’s interesting if you don’t know much about what what Zionism is.

Just don’t expect any great insight into the Palestine issue.

Or how Zionism may be viewed by non-Jews in the Middle East.

That in itself is a divisive can of worms and a bit beyond the brief of this post.

But interestingly enough, there are some Jews who oppose the state of Israel and Zionism. Typically, they’re Orthodox Jews, and some of them recently protested in the U.S. against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress.


2 thoughts on “So What’s Zionism? Here’s a Definition Minus All the Fuss

  1. Don’t forget to remind Jews and Zionist Christians that both empirical research by Israel’s most accomplished historian, Dr. Shlomo Sand, and scientific testing by Israeli genetic scientists confirm that today’s Jews are not descendants of the Hebrews of the Torah and Bible.

    It’s fun!

  2. The Palestinians are resentful of the influx huh?
    I think it would be more accurate to say they are being slaughtered and driven off their land by people that want it all for themselves.

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