Zionist existed because of antisemitism - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Salah Mansour
    • 04.09.09 | 16:08 (IDT)

    Zionism is a political movement (not a religious movement) that was founded as a response to the rise of European antisemitism. It is true that Zionists often exploit the Old Testament for political aims, but at its core Zionism is a political movement. Since antisemitism became prevalent in Europe, European Jews wanted out, and 99% chose USA over their "Promised Land", that is quick answer to the romantic relationship Jews have to the "Promised Land"! So it is the waves of European antisemitism (and its outcome sadly was the Holocaust) which propelled Zionism, not Just the Holocaust. Salah Mansour Chicago

    from the article: An Open Letter to Archbishop Desmond Tutu
    First published 03:09 04.09.09 | Last updated 10:19 04.09.09
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