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2411, 2022

Are Jews a people or a religion?

In a night of majestic surprises, The President’s announcement in the State Dining Room of the White House took the cake. As a few hundred Jews stood around celebrating Hanukkah with the special feeling of privilege a White House invitation brings to an American. The President entered, welcomed his guests, and announced he was signing an executive order making antisemitism punishable under the Civil Rights Act. His executive order was meant to protect college students facing antisemitism.

2111, 2022

Is there Zionism without Israel?

At the sixth Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, a year before his death, Theodor Herzl offered a suggestion that will live in infamy in the world of Zionism – The Uganda Scheme. Herzl came to the Congress with an offer from then British Colonial Secretary Joseph Chamberlain. Chamberlain was willing to fulfill Herzl and the Zionists’ request of securing land for a Jewish state.

2310, 2022

The Difference between Zionism and Israeli Policy

There are a few topics that will always be debated among Zionists; Should all Diaspora Jews move to Israel? Do Zionists demand that Israel be a land exclusively for the Jewish people? Is Zionism an aspect of Judaism or its own separate movement? One of the most debated topics among Zionists is whether anti-Zionism is inherently antisemitic or a legitimate critique of a popular movement.

310, 2022

Is American popular support for Israel dropping?

One of the most hotly debated topics in the Israel space is whether anti-Zionism is a form or cover for antisemitism. Jonathan Greenblatt, the Director of the Anti-Defamation League recently gave a groundbreaking speech where he stated, “To those who still cling to the idea that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism, let me clarify this for you as clearly as I can—anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism.

1408, 2022

Zionism and Power

In a recent conversation about Zionist values, the following argument was made to me, “The Jewish people were never meant to rule over another people and doing so contradicts all Zionist values.” This is a critique I receive frequently from Zionists upset with the current situation in Israel. Skipping the political side of the discussion, I’d like to focus on the use of power and whether Zionist values require limiting its power, especially over other peoples.

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