Great talkback posts, but #15 Socialist has it somewhat correct.. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 07.03.10 | 16:33 (IST)

    I say somewhat because, most of his commentary is correct about the mood within Israel and abroad marginalizing the voices of the peace camp, however to state that Zionism is nationalistic and doesn't attribute to the Jewish state anymore is incorrect. To me the interpretation of Zionism, a movement which began in the 19th century, is simply that the Jewish people should have an existing Jewish homeland/state and given the right to return as a safe haven should one want to immigrate. It's not necessarily a religious conviction, but with Israel and the Jewish people, the nationalism and the religious overlap, so one can't really disregard the other. The major difference between those who espouse to the ideals of the "peace camp" versus those that don't, is based on trust. Besides the fact that most people are not politically inclined, the people categorized (and everyone loves to categorize someone) amongst the peace camp are generally defenders of society's downtrodden and ...

    from the article: There has never been an Israeli peace camp
    First published 01:33 07.03.10 | Last updated 08:17 07.03.10
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