(sorry about the delay, i had to fight w/my computer & rewrite) the word can't be reduced to a label of a religion. if anything it's primarily an ethnic term. the two are intertwined in the jewish case, making it unique, more like a religion making a people, if you like. it was a people that was looking for a homeland, one it had been attached to for (in this case) millenia, not just a collection of co-religionists. also, zionists were primarily secular people. i do in no way defend colonialism. the jew. nationalist movement came about at a time when other national. movements did in europe & the state was established right at the border betw. the colonialist & the new era. there were all kinds of complications that met at that point, historically speaking, so no surprise it got turbulent. btw, by mentioning the gas chambers etc i didn't mean to justify anything, just to point it out as in opposition to the jews having a country /a colonialist power behind them. if you want - cont.
- 12:43 PM
from the article: A Vietnam called Gaza