Just because an organization includes "Zionist" in its name doesn't mean it is necessarily "pro-Israeli." There are "Zionist" organizations that object to the policies of the current Israeli government, just as there were some that objected to the policies of the Rabin government. Neither is more or less Zionist than the other. In my opinion, any organization that adopts a developed plan for peace with our Palestinian neighbors, such as the Geneva Initiative, which includes an Israeli State as a democratic home for all Jews may call itself Zionist. True, each may have a different version of what's best for such a solution. That's the story of a legitimate democracy. As usual, the right and the more orthodox religious often delegitimize Zionists or Jews from the left as not "kosher" enough for their liking. You'll almost never see such delegitimizing from the left or liberals of the right or orthodox religious. I think it's time to tell the right and the more religious that we are also legitimate Zionists and Jews. They don't own the titles or the right to be the only "official" Jews or Zionists. We can also be strong in our beliefs and desires. NOW, let's get back to being true Zionists, Jews, or whatever and move to end the conflict for our grandchildren and those of all our neighbors.
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: When 'pro-Israel' means comparing Israel to the Nazis
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