Peter Beinart is editor of Open Zion and author of The Crisis of Zionism.
If the Arabs had just accepted Zionism (signifying their own dispossession), then World War II might have turned out differently.
By viewing Zionism as racism, many Palestinians saw Israelis harshly as cruel brutes.
They kept lists of villagers in each village believed hostile to Zionism.
The bottom line is this: mainstream Zionism values Jewish majoritarianism over democracy and pretty much everything else.
This is an allegory referring to certain aspects of Zionism.
The premises of political Zionism are that there is a Jewish nation.
Zionism, Socialism and Anarchism come up in turn, and so many trenchant and vital things are said on these subjects.
This is, in brief, the theological side of the vexed question of Zionism.
The common opinion is that you are an enemy of Zionism in general, and of the Jewish Legion in particular.
The belief that Jews should have their own nation; Jewish nationalism. Zionism gained much support among Jews and others in the early twentieth century, and the hoped-for nation was established in the late 1940s in Palestine, as the state of Israel. Zionism is opposed by most Arabs. (See Arab-Israeli conflict.)