They were wrong, but never managed to admit it - the worst thing intelligent people can possible do to themselves. So they constructed an ongoing Zionism instead of putting it to bed once its goal of achieving a state was reached. And now they're good and stuck with their coupling of Jewish + democratic, which of course equals neither. A nice conundrum for a mathematician.
Colombia recalls ambassador to Venezuela amid border crisis (Reuters)
from the article: Israel is tearing apart the Jewish people