I will comment on the military aspect of this plan in a concluding note. Here I want to draw the attention of the readers to several important points:
Many peoples have had movements of national liberation. About Zionism What is Zionism? Zionism is the political movement that is implementing the national liberation of the Jewish people.
It is based on the assertion that the Jewish people, like any other people, has the right to self-determination; Jews have a right to a national home in their historic homeland. Zionism has made a reality of the "impossible" project of restoration of the Jewish people to our homeland, after nearly 2, years of exile.
The work of Zionism is far from complete, however. Jews always thought of themselves as a nation or people. Jewish cultural and religious life always centered around the land of Israel. This did not change during two millennia of dispersion.
History of Zionism The modern ideological expression of Zionism began to take shape in the nineteenth century. Jew s freed from the ghetto found that they could not, or did not want to, assimilate and lose their Jewishness, while at the same time, they could be part of a medieval religion whose time had passed.
They came to the understanding that Jews are a people as well as a religion, and made explicit what had been implicit in Jewish culture. Zionism becomes a political movement Zionism became a political movement with the first Zionist congress inorganized by Theodor Herzl.
The conference turned an intellectual "movement," scattered around Europe, into a political force, and provided a clear goal: Beyond this symbolic step, the conference was in reality a rather modest milestone.
Without the support of the Jewish masses and rich financiers, it was hard for Zionism to show great concrete achievements. Without such achievements, it was hard for Zionism to win the support of the Jewish masses for a project that seemed hopeless and Quixotic.
Tenacity, gradualism, pragmatism, courage and daring leveraged the tiny, gradually accumulated achievements of Zionism from a few people in a conference hall to a movement, from a movement in Europe to Jewish settlement in the land of Israel, from a few settlements to the British mandate, from the mandate to a Jewish state.
In it, the British government promised to support the creation of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine. When the Balfour declaration was incorporated in the League of Nations mandate for Palestine init became international law.
The United Nations inherited the obligations of the League of nations. Therefore, the state of Israel is the result of a promise backed by international law, and not an "illegal entity" as anti-Zionists claim. Zionism creates the State of Israel An important tenet of Zionism was the understanding that the Jews of Europe were in danger, that Anti-Semitism would continue to rise and become increasingly virulent.
Therefore, Zionists understood that there was some urgency about their work. Most of the world, and most of the Jews of the world, did not understand the urgency until after the rise of Nazism, when it was too late.
Not even the Zionists could imagine the horrors of the Holocaust however. The revolt was evidently funded and supported by the axis powers in order to fight the British. The British reneged on their promise to create a national home for the Jews in Palestine, and shut the gates of Palestine to Jewish immigration in with the White Paper.
The Zionist leadership despaired of the British and inwhen they thought it was still possible to save some of the Jews of Europe, they adopted the Biltmore Programcalling for an independent Jewish state. A tiny remnant remained and wanted to immigrate to Palestine, but the British would not allow it.
The Jews turned against the British and using guerilla warfare, forced them to relinquish their hold on Palestine, which was partitioned by UN General Assembly Resolution into a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Arabs did not accept the decision of the UN. Open warfare broke out.
After the Declaration of Independence of the State of Israel on May 15,neighboring Arab countries invaded the new state. The creation of the state did not end the mission of Zionism, since the new Jewish state was surrounded by enemies and since most Jews still did not live in Israel.
For a detailed history of Zionism, see History of Zionism Achievements of Zionism - Zionism is the ideological success story of the twentieth century, overcoming seemingly insuperable obstacles to realize an impossible dream.
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