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Zionism

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The Loneliness Of The Liberal Zionist by Jarrod Tanny, The Forward, June 5, 2018

[Being a liberal Zionist] means being homeless in America’s increasingly binary political landscape. There is no other ethno-cultural minority in America targeted with such ferocity from the left and the right.

At Home In That Other Promised Land by Yehuda Kurtzer, The New York Jewish Week, May 30, 2018: Does Zionism ask too much of the American Jewish community?

Making The Case For Passionate, Progressive Zionism by Gary Rosenblatt, The New York Jewish Week, May 30, 2018: As the Israel-diaspora rift grows, Reform leader Rabbi Rick Jacobs plays a key role in seeking to engage disengaged young Jews.

Present At The Creation: Zionists Before Zionism by Jonathan Mark, The New York Jewish Week, May 30, 2018: An older generation knew the 70 years before ’48.

Zionism and the Wedge Between US and Israeli Jews by Dr. Asaf Romirowsky, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, May 24, 2018

Israel at 70: It’s time to reclaim the Z-word, Zionism by Gil Troy, The Times of Israel, April 4, 2018

Zionism and the Changing Global Structure by David Hazony and Adam Scott Bellos, The Jerusalem Post, December 12, 2017

The new Zionism will focus less on statecraft and more on expansive creativity. Put another way: Zionism’s last century was about creating the conditions for Jewish survival in a sovereign state; its next century will be about thriving, building outward, and sharing with the world.

Video: Zionism: 120 Years 120 Seconds (2’08”), World Zionist Organization, November 25, 2017

Who Saved Israel in 1947? by Martin Kramer, Mosaic, November 6, 2017

The usual answer is Truman—but it could just as easily be Stalin. In fact, thanks to Zionist diplomacy, it was both; and therein lies a lesson for the Jewish state today.

Why Zionism Is Losing Its Steam And How We Must Combat That Drift by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin, The Jewish Week, September 8, 2017

A letter to my (yet unborn) great-grandchild on why I’m making aliyah.

The Accidental Zionist by Gary C. Gambill, The Jerusalem Post, September 5, 2017

Optimism Takes Many Forms by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, August 2, 2017

Video Series, Origins of Zionism by Zionism 101, June-July 2017: Part 1: The Covenant (7’48”), Part 2: Dream of Return (6’58”), Part 3: Modern Zionism (9’05”)

The Fight for Zion by Asaf Romirowsky, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, April 4, 2017

“There is no difference whatever between antisemitism and the denial of Israel’s statehood. Classical antisemitism denies the equal right of Jews as citizens within society. Anti-Zionism denies the equal rights of the Jewish people its lawful sovereignty within the community of nations. The common principle in the two cases is discrimination.”  – Abba Eban

A Liberal Zionism for the Trump Era by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, March 6, 2017

The Intersectional Power of Zionism by Einat Wilf, The Tower, December 15, 2016

Video: Re-imagining Zionism for the Twenty-First Century (21’07”), Daniel Gordis at the Oshman JCC, Palo Alto, September 2016

Once again, today’s Rorschach test for American Jews by Hayim Herring, The Times of Israel, August 11, 2016

Brexit and the validation of Zionism by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2016

Zionism Out of the Box by Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud, Israel Policy Forum Matzav Blog, June 24, 2016

Not Being a Zionist is No Heresy by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, June 16, 2016

Video: Lord Jonathan Sacks: ‘Anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism’ (4’41”), BBC Newsnight, June 1, 2016

The Crisis of Anti-Zionism by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum Matzav Blog, May 5, 2016

No, Peter Beinart: Anti-Zionism is indeed a form of anti-Semitism by Andrés Spokoiny, Haaretz, April 20, 2016

Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people. It holds that Jews, like any other people, have the right to national self-determination. Denying that right to Jews, and only to Jews, can’t be called anything other than anti-Semitism. [….] Most anti-Zionists wholeheartedly embrace other national movements, or at least fail to condemn the existence of any nation state other than Israel. Most notably, anti-Zionists often champion Palestinian national aspirations, but the stark double standard seems to escape them.

Zionism at the Crossroads by Brent E. Sasley, Israel Policy Forum Matzav Blog, April 5, 2016

Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism by Nevet Basker, The Times of Israel, April 4, 2016

Rejecting Zionist Principles Is a Rejection of Jews by Daniel Gordis, The New York Times, April 4, 2016 (see also Self-Determination Is Crucial for Jews by Benjamin Gladstone, The New York Times, April 4, 2016)

The “fundamental rejection of the idea of a Jewish State [is] by definition the newest form of the centuries-old virus called anti-Semitism. It is illegitimate. It is immoral. And it needs to be stopped.”

Why Support Israel? by Nevet Basker, The Times of Israel, February 25, 2016

Is It Wrong To Want A Jewish Mayor Of Jerusalem? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, February 25, 2016

The Roots of Anti-Israel Attitudes by Efraim Inbar, The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, January 6, 2016

The Progressive Case For Israel by Binyamin Arazi, Israelicool.com, January 4, 2016

What Exactly is Zionism? by Andrew Meyer, In Focus, December 30, 2015

Zionism is how I connect to my Judaism [….] It is a new way to insult Jewish people without directly coming off as anti-Semitic.

A Zionism of Excuses by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, November 19, 2015

Video: Three Narratives of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (1:27’35”), Micah Goodman (Shalom Hartman Institute), Herzl Ner-Tamid Congregation (Mercer Island, Washington), November 16, 2015

To Fight Anti-Semites, Jews Must Defend Zionism by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary, September 4, 2015

Reclaiming Zionism by Lilia Gaufberg, The Times of Israel, August 5, 2015

I’m Young. I’m Liberal. And Yes, I’m Zionist. by J.E. Reich, The Forward, July 20, 2015

The night Ahad Ha’am could have declared victory by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, May 29, 2015

The Politics Of Loyalty by Yehuda Kurtzer, The Jewish Week, May 27, 2015

Simply put, one of the greatest philosophical mistakes we Jews made following the creation of Israel was the too-quick transformation of Zionism from a discourse of imagination into a discourse of loyalty. [….] Retrieving Zionism as an imaginative discourse for the Jewish people is the best answer to the “crisis” of liberal Zionism.

The new danger for Israel on campus by Donniel Hartman, The Times of Israel, May 27, 2015

The days of survival Zionism as inspiring and relationship building for North American Jews are largely over, and will, God willing, remain so. The primary foundation for a relationship between young North American Jews and Israel in the future will be Cultural Zionism. Not, however, in its past, chauvinist sense of Israel’s superiority, but in the sense of Israel contributing together with North American Jewish life in the creation of a vital Judaism for the twenty-first century.

Obama: Denying Israel’s Right to Exist as a Jewish Homeland is Anti-Semitic by Yair Rosenberg, Tablet, May 22, 2015

Obama defined anti-Zionism—as distinct from sharp, public criticism of Israel and its policies—as anti-Semitism. In his construction, denying Israel’s right to exist (i.e. Zionism) is to deny the lessons of history and betray a deeply flawed moral outlook. [….] To consign the Jews to statelessness, in Obama’s view, would undo the painful progress made by the world towards treating them as equals and protecting them from prejudice. It would turn back the clock to a much darker time, when Jews had no national home to stand up for their rights and offer them refuge.

Denying Jews the Right to Define Judaism is Anti-Semitism by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, May 13, 2015

Is Zionism Racism? by Anne Roiphe, Tablet, April 13, 2015

Israel is not a normal state. Here’s why.

The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism by Eric Cohen, Mosaic , April 6, 2015 [long piece; the relevant section is IV: “The Meaning of Jewish Nationalism”]

Zionism is Here to Stay by Amos Yadlin and Uri Sadot, InFocus Quarterly Volume IX, No. 2, March 2015

On the Current Crisis in Israel’s Constitution by Yoram Hazony, Jerusalem Letters No. 33, March 29, 2015

I am a Zionist by Yair Lapid, YNetNews.com, January 30, 2009