Will True Zionism Change Israel Domestic and International Stance?
President Obama has done a great service to Israel, service that the government of Israel refuses to use. President Obama made it clear that only true Zionism will change Israel domestic and International stance. By his ongoing support for Israel's archenemy and disapproval of Israel, he has weakened Israel's posture in the world as well as he made Israel an appeaser of its archenemy nation and the many who support them.
I will try to simplify a word that has, unfortunately, become synonymous to Nazism.
What is the definition of Zionism?
It is a movement founded by the Viennese Jewish journalist Theodor Herzl, who, in his 1896 book Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State) argued that the best way of avoiding anti-Semitism in Europe was to create an independent Jewish state in Palestine, Biblically known as Zion-Tzyion. Zionism was named after Mount Zion in Jerusalem, a symbol of the Jewish homeland in Palestine since the Babylonian captivity in the 6th century BC. The movement culminated in the birth of the State of Israel in 1948.
I wonder if this simple explanation is taught in Israel's schools for the generations to come to carry this torch.
I will go farther and simply define Zionism as the return of the, forever persecuted and discriminated, Jews to their home of over 3000 years. Yet, Israel is not only a nation under siege; it is also an abuse nation.
Zionism equals Jewish pride, which, unfortunately and for no reason many, Israelis have not got or did not acquire yet. Reason being, they are not taught the Zionistic feeling.
Zionism encompasses the Jews' rightful law to live like any other nation in secured borders and in total peace. However, since its founding, Israel has not lived within secured borders and in total peace. It has not brought its enemy to total surrender as the Allies did at the end of WWII, dictating to Germany and Japan the terms of surrender. What Israel has done and is doing is achieving victory that later translate into a defeat. She is, further and further, capitulating to her enemy and their enablers, leaving herself more and more vulnerable as days go by.
Israel has drifted from Zionism, its establishment's lifeline. Reason being, from its inception Israel had to fight and is still fighting, now more than ever, for its existence. For that matter Israel should have stuck to Zionism like bees to honey.
Some Israelis have woken up to realize the mistaken conduct of the Israeli leadership almost from the time the state was conceived.
These Israelis have formed an organization, or a movement, well worth supporting if one cares for Israel's future. I refer to Im Tirtzu the second coming of the Zionism movement.
This movement is tirelessly working to strengthen and advance the values of Zionism in Israel and their tentacles are already reaching aboard. Im Tirtzu was established in 2006, after the Second Lebanon War, by Israeli intellectuals, students and IDF reservists. Its main objectives focus on working towards a renewal of the Zionist discourse, Zionist thinking and Zionist ideology, to ensure the future of the Jewish nation and of the State of Israel and to advance Israeli society in coping with the unprecedented challenges it faces daily.
Im Tirtzu members are reviving Zionism so that the Zionistic movement will continue. Hopefully they will turn the tide so that large portion of the Israeli population who has been drifting way from Zionism will join them. Until such time Israel has finally achieved the ultimate goal of security and peaceful Jewish homeland-Israel. The day when the wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. Until then, the Zionistic struggle must continue and go from strength to strength.
All Jews have a stake in the state of Israel, yet the Israelis leadership is not acting along this pledge. It is the duty of every Jews to protect, cherish and defend this pledge! Without Israel we, Jews, will have no dignity and security whatsoever...it is only because of Israel that all of us Jews could have continue living as Jews anywhere but sadly, this is no longer true. Many of the remnants of the European Jews are fleeing the continent that is, once again, infested with Anti-Semitism, fueled by the Islamofascists who have come home to roost in Europe.
Israel must change its stance to allow us, Jews, to stand strong and proud, which she has not done since 1993, when it began sinking in Osloism.
Only resuscitated strong Zionism sentiments will give Israel the jolt of existence it now needs with great support from aboard.
Take a heed Israel.
Nurit Greenger sees Israel and the United States equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom and since 2006, has been writing about events in these two countries. Contact her by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
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