Dec 162008
 

**the usual disclaimers**

IV)Zionism : Between Zion and Liberalism

Zionism is dying. The power of Zionism relied on the constant influx of Jews from all over the world, with the will to form their own homeland, around their own sacred sites, away from all the cruel treatment they were getting worldwide. The 5 waves of Aliyahs were all out of need, out of disasters towards Jews: whether its the Polish, the Nazis, the Russians,  or later on the Arabs after the formation of Israel. They all have in common the same feelings, they were angry, afraid, they probably lost everything in the process, and they needed a new place to live. Suddenly they had power, and humans are humans when they get mistreated they mistreat other, they wanted their own place whether they take it by force or other means. They were promised that land, by their god, and by Balfour. The “arabs” only made them stick with each other, to gain power, and they built one of the most powerful nations in the world.

Unlike Christianity and Islam, Jews do not try to convert people to Judaism.  People want to be around people with the same values, same background, same culture.Since the 90s, Jews are coming to Israel for that reason, other than the USA their presence is negligible in the world. The new wave of Jews do not share the same reasons as the people who were before them. They were coming for mainly social reasons, not running away for their lives.They were coming to meet other Jews, to marry other Jews (much bigger choice from their own communities, and Inter-Marriage is a no no since its the death sentence for Judaism since it does not spread usually in another way).Israel became the place to be for Jews, the place where they can meet friends and future partners not a sanctuary from anti-Semitism.Those Jews are Liberal, they have not seen violence ,  they do not have the need to be agressive, they are pacifist and they do not like how the Israeli government work.They are against the settelments, they are with the peace innitiatives, they live generally in Tel-Aviv away from the disputed zones, they are generally young and uncorrupt and they affect other young Jews that are born there, which is seen by the rise in youth refusing to serve in the army, them voting to the left more and more, having more arab friends , and they are the next generation that will take control of israel in a decade or two, striking fear in the extreme right, and hardcore zionist which are trying to do anything to keep zionism alive, by mixing anti-zionism with anti-semitism, making life for palestenians hard , which only results in more fighting , more fear, more hate  and more fundamental Islamism rising which will be explained in part 5.

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  1. nice

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