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Zionism the movement for the rights of the Jewish People to return to their homeland, an eternal desire that has been at the core of Judaism since the expulsion of the Jewish People from Israel by the Romans around the time of Jesus and well before Islam was even thought of.

This movement had in the post WW1 international stage backers amongst the nations that were redrawing the maps of the world - hence the Balfour Declaration was written and signed by the British. In this period or map-drawing there was a fundamental belief in the right of self determination - the right of all peoples to rule themselves. Look at a map Israel is TINY.

It is ironic that only the desire of the Jews to have a State to call their own should be compared to Nazism - how many Muslim countries are there - does this mean that all Muslims are Nazis? Judaism is a religion and not a race and therefore blatantly cannot be compared to Nazism, there are jews of every color and creed.

Many arabs are fanatically against Israel and the State of Israel is a thorn in the side of the Muslim ideal of taking over the world.

There are arabs however who sided with the Jewish State and still do to this day. One example of this is the town of Abu Gosh an arab muslim town that is pro-Israel, to say nothing of the christian arabs.

Israel has extended its hand in peace many times often to be met with blatant aggression and a strange blood lust on the part of the anti-Zionist aggressors.
I am a firm believer in the right of self determination, including when extended to the Jews in the form of Zionism.
by dave from london March 23, 2011

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