posted on Jan, 14 2009 @ 12:47 AM
From my recollection, the Zionist movement started around the late 1800's. It was a push for a national Jewish homeland.
So, if some one support the idea that the Jewish people should have a national homeland, they are a Zionist.
That would technically make me a Zionist.
At the same time, I do not support the current route Zionism has taken. I think the Zionist movement was an utter failure in both planning and
practice. The place Britain picked as the homeland for the Jewish people was a total failure on Britain's ability to understand
political-geographical issues. The method they decided upon to transform Palestine into the national Jewish homeland was a failure, yet again.
I am all for a Jewish homeland, but this sure as hell isn't the right way to go about it. No end in sight for this war is not the route we should be
As for the Native American comparison, the idea is to learn from mistakes, not repeat them and use them as reasoning to make all new ones. I'd hate
to believe a 300-400 year old mistake in philosophy/thinking, is being used to marginalize and excuse the deaths of innocent people on both sides.