Judith Butler - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • zeev zalk
    • 18.12.12 | 08:50 (IST)

    Political Zionism started after the destruction of the First Tempel. Quoting the Bible "By the rivers of Babel, there we sat and cried when we remembered Zion. Early Modern Zionism was profoundly effected by this legacy of tradition. Secular liberal and some Revolutionary Jews of Eastern Europe combined this with Mystical Humanism of Leo Tolstoy to bring the Kibbutz movement to Palestine(Israel), and formed the foundation of the later state of Israel. Israel is indeed very different from the early vision of late 19th and early 20th Century Zionism, but so is the rest of the world different for better and worst from the visions of that period. Israel is not a perfect nor is Zionism perfect Ideology, but what Ideology is perfect? Is Judith's Butler unnuanced understanding of Judaism and Zionism?

    from the article: Jewish anti-Zionist academic insists Israeli occupation is un-Jewish
    First published 12:18 10.12.12 | Last updated 12:18 10.12.12
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