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Zionist is anybody of Modern Jewry from the late 1880 to Present who believe that Jewish people whether religious or not should have their own land. People of Modern Jewry are: a mixed of Jewish people from Israel back before Jesus (he was jewish though), Jews from the Rhineland, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Spain, and yes the Ruling class of the Khazaria Kingdom did convert to Judaism and yes we are guessing that part of the population converted too. With that in mind, we also had intelligent Poles, Russians, Hungarians, Americans, and other nations marrying into the Jewish Populations and were eventually absorbed into the Jewish Population as well.

With this being said, the original Land was supposed to be divided up into two countries by the United Nations, Israel and Palestine but the Palastineans never wanted this to happen even though a number of these same people sold their land to European Jews because European Jews were willing to pay more, and the land of Palestine was under British Mandate. The effect cause of this is Israeli's that got sick and tired of the hate directed at them, and Palastineans that don't seem to mind to live in squalor for 50 years.

A Zionist can also be considered as one of the millions of people in the world from all faiths, nations, and backrounds who believe Jewish people whether culturally or religious ought to have their own homeland due to all the contributions in the world.

Americans, Brits, the French, Australians, Turks, Jordanians, Egyptians, Saudia Arabians, Poles, Hungarians, Canadians, Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Africans, Peruvians, Venezulans, Brazilians, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhist and other people can all be considered Zionists who support Jewish People to have their own homeland.
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A Zionist is someone who believes in Zionism, the national liberation movement of the Jewish people. It is political movement based on the beliefs that:

· The Jews are a people.
· The Jewish people have the right to self-determination.
· The only land that the Jews and the world have ever viewed as the legitimate home of the Jewish
people is the land called Israel, or, by others, "Palestine."
A zionist believes that the Jewish people, or those of them who wish to, should undergo a national rebirth and
regeneration. The Jews have a right to become a nation like any other nation - a free people in
our own land.

A zionist believes the Jewish people have the right to realize their self-determination in the land of Israel.
by Gregor of Maine January 26, 2012
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One who supports the state of Israel.

Today, the word is mostly used as a politically correct substitute for "kike."
Ahmed blew up 10 Israelis because they are Zionists.
by rational bob July 13, 2005
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Ok, ignorants, now that you have abused Zionism in every possible way, called us racist, evil, heretic, and every other thing from what is written in the so-called "Protocols of Zion's Elders", it's about time that you hear how we, Zionists, see ourselves.

1.The Zionist movement, when it was formed in the late 19th century was NOT a religious movement in any way. It was a modern, nationalistic movement, formed by Jewish doctors and professors from all over Europe, to discuss possible solutions to the problem of the Jewish nation (who were, undoubtedly, a nation, since they all shared the same culture, habits, religion and language throughout all of history, no matter where they lived), a nation, who did not have it's own land. Obviously, most of the Zionists believed that the Jews cannot have any other land than the land of Israel, which was, historically, the ORIGIN OF THE JEWISH NATION, and which the nation of Israel ruled for 1200 years, until 70 A.D. when they were banished from the land by the Romans.
2.The first Zionist HATED the stereotypical, orthodox Jew, who lived in Europe for 2000 years, doing nothing but studying religion and working in minor jobs all day and waiting for the come of the messiah, and who could do nothing to defend himself from the nations among which he lived, who slaughtered and massacred Jews whenever they felt like it. The first Zionists were Socialists, they believed that Jews who live in Israel must work in agriculture to rebuild a Jewish society, and most importantly, know how to defend themselves and fight for what they believe in, because Jews who cannot defend themselves are pathetic and encourage anti-Semites to do with them as they like.
3.A true Zionist believes in the God of Israel, but more than he believes in him, he believes in humans and free choice, and that nothing can be achieved without God's will. He also knows that Judaism is defined as "the religion of the Jews" and not the other way around. Accepting another religion does not turn a Jew non-Jewish. On the other hand, a person who accepts the Jewish religion is accepted into the Jewish nation.
4.A Zionist always remembers the Holocaust, and understands the there is NO country in the world where a Jew can truly be safe except Israel, the only country in the world where Jews are a majority.
"A Zionist uses Judaism and his/her goal in supporting Israel as an excuse to occupy, control, and subdue an entire group of people."
A Zionist does NOT use Judaism as an "excuse" to control Israel. A Zionist uses the Jewish history in Israel as a REASON why the land of Israel, historically, belongs to the Jews and not any other nation. Besides, why should we even have a reason for occupying Israel? We came, we occupied the country, we defeated everyone who tried to stop us from doing so.
"They believe the Jewish race is a superior race, and that every other race/people should serve them."
A Zionist DOES NOT believe that Jews are a race. He believes that Jews are a nation. The Nazis claimed that Jews are a race. And the Jews being a chosen nation? Nothing more than an ancient religious claim. Modern Zionists DO NOT believe in that. But they do believe that as a nation, the Jews have the right to rule THEIR OWN LAND.
"Israel is a Zionist State, in which people of Jewish roots are privilaged over everyone else"
Aren't Japanese privileged in Japan? Aren't Russians privileged in Russia? What right do you have to claim there is anything wrong with privileging members of our nation in our country?

by Urban_Fellow May 15, 2007
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The true owners who built the land of Israel up from a barron wasteland desert- only to be persecuted by Arabs who wanted the land but were unable to build anything themselves. So after the Jews- who make up Zionism civilized the area- Muslim Arabs started murdering them to take over the land. Then as an excuse to murder other people, the Muslims started an "intifada" because they are so unproductive and have nothing better to do.
Zionists, Jewish people, builders of Israel, industrious middle easterners
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Zionism is nothing more than a national Jewish movement for the recreation of Israel, which biblically and historically is the birthplace of the Jewish people. It is a yearning for the return to zion, and for 2000 years after exile from the land it was a part of Jewish culture. It is rooted on principles of democracy and equality, practically the opposite of racism. Only 80% of Israel is Jewish, but the people there comprise nationalities from over 100 countries.
The main essence of Zionism bases itself on the ideal that the Jews will have a safe haven in Israel after constant persecution throughout the Middle Ages, and Holocaust. It grants immediate citizenship to Jews and non-Jewish family members, but is not racist because individuals who are not elgible for immediate citizenship are elgible under the regular procedures, very much like other countries. That is not racism.
The whole terminology of Zionism is racism is based on Russian and Arab U.N. resolutions. It was aimed at taking away Israel's political legitimacy. Even Kofi Annan called this resolution a "low point" in its corrupt purpose. Now in the U.N. this is being reintroduced due to propoganda implemented by the extremist left wing.
Zionists are individuals who support ethnic union as much as any liberal would.
by Moderate February 24, 2005
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An advocate generally of the rights of indigenous people to live in and self-govern their native homelands - including but not exclusively referring to Jews and Israel.
Jews are native to Israel, Hindus to India, Muslims to the Arabian Peninsula, and indigenous tribes claim native status in many parts of the world. The right of indigenous people to live in and peacefully participate in self-government is a zionist ideal.
by Aron October 04, 2004
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