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    • Eitan
    • 28.02.10 | 11:57 (IST)

    ...Zion = Jerusalem. This has been the case since King David set up the seat of the kingdom there and acquire the mound - Har Habait (Temple Mount) - on which his son, Shlomo, built the first Temple. Zionism in the moder sense is a continuation of the same affinity of the Jewish people as a people and each of its members to the land of Zion and Jerusalem with the full intention of re-newing in it Jewish sovereignty. Indeed, Zionism is the non-violent (not pacifist) national liberation movement of the Jewish people whose goals have been the re-establishment of Jewish independence in the Land, the in-gathering of Jewish Diaspora into it, and the renewal of Jewish life in a liberal and democratic independent nation-state of the Jewish people. Most of the goals of Zionism have been achieved and as a national liberation movement it has been a huge success. Some goals have not been fully achieved, thus it is up to us, Jews, within and without Israel, to achieve those goals as well.

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