The word 'zionism' has been too demonized, we should change - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Steve Randolph
    • 20.12.07 | 17:33 (IST)

    We should stop using 'zionism' because anti-semites and rabid anti-Israel lunatics have taken the word and demonized it for so long that it's a lost cause trying to explain to the average everyday person that zionism is just Jewish nationalism and is no different than the nationalism exhibited in the majority of 'homeland' type countries (most countries) around the world. Zionism was already achieved, in 1948. Too many dumb idiots think zionism is somehow negative, and it's too much work to get teach them that isn't the case. People who hate Israel demonize every aspect of the word. Same with people who hate Jews. It's too much. It should just be called "Israeli nationalism" or 'hebrew nationalism' or 'jewish nationalism' or just "israel" - not sure. Haven't thought much about it.

    from the article: Zionism? Post-Zionism? Just give arguments
    First published 00:00 20.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 20.12.07
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