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This Zionism page serves as a home page for the FaceBook and MySpace Zionism cause. If you were searching for general information about Zionism then see below or visit Zionism Definitions or Zionism History.

Here's your chance to do something for Israel, for Zionism, for justice and human decency - with very little effort. Join the Face Book Zionism cause at http://apps.facebook.com/causes/causes/73516 or the same cause at MySpace at http://profile.myspace.com/Modules/Applications/Pages/Canvas.aspx?appId=100691

We are all alarmed by the proliferation of hate groups on the Web (see Zionism on the Web). But the Web also presents an opportunity for honest advocacy and a medium for spreading information.

Face Book and similar social networking applications provide a similar challenge. Not long ago Israeli President Shimon Peres pointed out the importance of promoting Israel through Face Book activism. Others have pointed out the potential for mayhem in these applications. (See Facing up to the 'Facebook' dilemma) Over 35,000 people have joined the group "“Israel is not a country!" A group that lauds terror attacks in Israel has also developed a following.

The important thing is not to whine about the problem, but to do something about it. We have answered Shimon Peres's call by creating the Zionism cause on Facebook.

It is easy to join and help:

Facebook:

1- Join Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/

2- Go to the Zionism cause at http://apps.facebook.com/causes/causes/73516 and join the cause.

3- Please recruit every one of your friends to the cause by inviting them to join Zionism after you join.

MYSPACE:

1. Join Myspace at http://myspace.com

2. Go to the Zionism cause at target = "n" http://profile.myspace.com/Modules/Applications/Pages/Canvas.aspx?appId=100691

and join the cause.

3. Please recruit every one of your friends to the cause by inviting them to join Zionism after you join.

Purpose of the group:

  • Demonstrate solidarity with Israel and Zionism by our presence.
  • Promote the legitimacy of Israel and the Jewish right to self-determination
  • Combat anti-Zionism and support for terrorists.
  • Provide a large online presence for supporters of Israel and Zionism.
  • Develop an online network of supporters who can help in fighting for specific issues.
  • Reach a mass audience with a message of peace, decency, tolerance and hope to combat the hate groups.

This is what a Zionist looks like

Zionism-raising the ink flag in Eilat Zinism - young pioneers, 1930s Zionism: This is what a Zionist looks like
1948: A young soldier raises an ink flag in Eilat. His name was Avraham Adan, later General
"Bren" Adan.
Pioneers in the land New Immigrant,
2007

What Zionism is about

Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people. It is inherently progressive. It is not against anyone and it is not racist. Zionism implements the right of self determination of the Jewish people.

Zionism

This is what we believe, and this is how we should present Zionism to others...

What is Zionism? Zionism is implementing the national liberation of the Jewish people. 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 2,000 years of exile. The work of Zionism is far from complete, however.

Zionism has always been  a part of Judaism - The ideological and cultural foundations of Zionism have always been present in Jewish tradition. Jews always thought of themselves as a nation or people. The concept of "am Yisrael" - the "people of Israel" or "nation of Israel,"  has been inherent in Jewish culture from ancient times. Jewish cultural and religious life always centered around the land of Israel. This did not change during two millennia of dispersion. 

Modern Zionism - The modern ideological expression of Zionism began to take shape in the nineteenth century. Zionism became a political movement with the first Zionist congress in 1897. The conference was in reality a rather modest milestone. Without the support of the Jewish masses, 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. 

Achievements of Zionism - Zionism is the ideological success story of the twentieth century, overcoming seemingly insuperable obstacles to realize an impossible dream. The story of Zionism challenges the imagination. Zionism revived a dying people and brought them back to their land. Zionism changed the image of the land and of the people.

Zionism in Israel - Zionism brought water to a thirsty country. The Israel national water carrier pumps more water in a day than was consumed in all of Palestine in 1948. Thanks to Zionism, glass and steel towers rose from sand dunes; the forgotten and disease ridden armpit of the Ottoman Empire became the most technologically advanced society in the Middle East, where both Arabs and Jews enjoy a higher standard of living than anywhere else in the Middle East, except the petroleum sheikhdoms, the highest literacy rates in the Middle East, and the lowest infant mortality. Zionism benefited Jews and Arabs. The average Israeli Arab enjoys a higher standard of living than the average citizen of oil-rich Saudi Arabia.

Zionist Revolution - Zionism was more than a political movement to obtain a homeland for the Jewish people. Zionism proposed, and carried out, a revolution within Jewish thought and culture. Zionism gave a new life to the ancient Hebrew language.  Zionism changed the image of the Jewish people. Thanks to Zionism, merchants and students and peddlers came out of the ghetto to become Jewish mechanics, Jewish farmers, Jewish engineers and Jewish soldiers. Zionism made the "impossible" into reality. Zionism ended "the longest occupation in history" - the occupation of the land of Israel.

Benefits of Zionism - Zionism benefited Diaspora Jews as well as those living in Israel, Zionists and anti-Zionists, because it gave a different meaning to the reviled word "Jew." Zionism helped to save people and salvage the vestiges of the dignity and honor of the Jewish people in the Holocaust, bringing boatloads of immigrants to Mandate Palestine in the "illegal" immigration, sending parachutists behind enemy lines to save Jews and help the allied war effort, and leading ghetto revolts and partisan groups. By creating and defending the state of Israel, Zionism ended the 2,000 year nightmare during which Jews were despised and persecuted by almost every nation in the world, through no fault of our own.

 



External Zionism Links

This site provides resources about Zionism and Israeli history, including links to source documents. We are not responsible for the information content of these sites.

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Sister sites  http://zionism.netfirms.com Zionism and Israel Pages  and Zionism and Israel On the Web

Friends and informative sites:

Zionism - Definition and Brief History- A balanced article that covers the definitions and history of Zionism as well as opposition to Zionism and criticisms by Arabs,  Jewish anti-Zionists.

Labor Zionism - Early History and Critique - Contribution of Labor Zionism to the creation of the Jewish state, and problems of Labor Zionism in a changing reality.

Israel-Palestina - (Dutch) Middle East Conflict, Israel, Palestine,Zionism... Israël-Palestina Informatie -gids Israël, Zionisme, Palestijnen en Midden-Oosten conflict... Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a European perspective - Dutch and English

MACHAL In Israel's Wars

MACHAL in Israel's War of Independence

MACHAL - in illegal immigration to Palestine and Virtual Museum of Israel War of Independence

 

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