Clearing up misconceptions about Zionism and explaining how it created the ongoing violence in Israel-Palestine
You are totally correct about how Zionism "others" Jews; it's inherently an antisemitic ideology as it denies Jews their agency and self-determination. I wrote a similar article recently too, glad to see we're not alone in promoting this line about what Zionism really is. Did you know most Zionists are actually Christians, by the way?
Interesting historical perspective and well written but you do not mention the development and funding and rule of terrorist groups like Hamas or Hezbollah. In light of the attack that sparked the current crisis, I feel there’s much more to your explanation that needs discussion.
This conflation of the two is what often leads to discussions by well-meaning people getting derailed, unfortunately. Did not know about how the early Zionists were courting colonial powers for a separate state, that is an interesting dynamic.
So true. Thank you for the link. I will read it!
An excellent read about the origins of modern Zionism. Throw in the right wing Ultra-Orthodox Israelis who want to define who is Jewish and their support of corrupt Bibi as well as the right wing American Christians who believe in end of the world scenarios involving Israel and it become obvious that religion and politics don't mix well. I truly wish for peace. It's a shame, a shanda. It sickens me that the USA gives aid unconditionally to Israel when there are so many human rights violations.
Really thorough and thoughtful piece
I can’t emphasise enough how much I appreciate this post. Excellent! Thanks for writing.