Zionism stems from the need of the Jews to have a homeland, not on a biblical promess - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • C. Bendavid
    • 27.06.13 | 06:32 (IDT)

    When the Zionist delegation was asked at the UN in 1947, what was the basis for their claims to the land of Israel, they didn't say that they had the right to establish the state of Israel in this land merely because Jews lived there 2000 years ago or because God gave it to us. They argued that the homelessness of the Jewish people justified the need to carve out a parcel of Palestine in order to establish a homeland for the Jewish people. The fact that Palestine (the Land of Israel) is the craddle of the Jewish civilisation merely served to justify the location where the state of Israel had to be established. After all, it is more logical to create a Jewish state in Palestine rather than in Argentina or in Uganda. However, until the Six Day War, and the rise of religious Zionism, ''rational Zionists'' never argued that the rights of the Jews to the Land of Israel stem merely from a bible so-called biblical promise. Even Jabotinsky invoked the homelessness of the Jewsih people to justify the creation of Israel. Thus, Israel should go back to it's secular roots and evacuate ALL the West Bank as soon as possible. It is a Zionist duty and the only way to preserve Israel's Jewish character.

    from the article: Israelis, take heed: To remember is not to own
    First published 20:29 27.06.13 | Last updated 20:29 27.06.13
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