Zionism...Submitted by ChristianAnarchist on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 18:34
It seems there's a large amount of confusion about the therm "Zionism" so I thought maybe we could have a calm discussion about it.
"Zionism ... is a form of nationalism of Jews and Jewish culture that, ... came to support its creation in the territory defined as the Land of Israel."
Ok, so if someone is ANTI-Zionist, it means they are against the "nationalism" of Jews in the geographical area now called "Israel". Does it mean that someone who is opposed to Zionism is someone who wants to see all Jews dead?? No (although such people exist). There are actually many Jews themselves who are opposed to Zionism. I met some of these rabbis during the Ron Paul campaign: http://www.truetorahjews.org/. Guess you can't try to label them with being Jew haters (well, you could, but you would look like a fool).
If someone is pro-Zionist that means they are for the application of force being used to remove others from this geographical area to make room for these others who you want to move in there. Historically this has already taken place and the new arrivals have already been placed in that area and as one would expect, it has caused a great deal of hard feelings between those who were there and the newcomers (who woulda thunk it?)
Ok, it's true that I'm against the forceful expulsion of these dwellers by people who did not historically live there in recent history so I can be accurately labeled an "anti-Zionist" but I am not a Jew hater. I am not a hater of any biological group of people. I do find it strange how some groups of people will express hatred for me for taking such a stance against violently expelling people from their homes so that others can live there... Doesn't seem like the "Christian" thing to do to me.