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Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by ILikeStars
OMG that was so intelligent of you, a dictionary link to refute my point!
Definition of ZIONISM
: an international movement originally for the establishment of a Jewish national or religious community in Palestine and later for the support of modern Israel
Nationalism. Religious affiliation. Are. Not. Races.
Each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics.
b: an ethnic group constituting one element of a larger unit
Synonyms: ethnicity, nation, race
Definition of SYNONYM
1: one of two or more words or expressions of the same language that have the same or nearly the same meaning in some or all senses.
Definition of NATIONALISM
1: loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups
2: a nationalist movement or government
Ethnic nationalism en.wikipedia.org...
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Ethnic nationalism is a form of nationalism wherein the "nation" is defined in terms of ethnicity. Whatever specific ethnicity is involved, ethnic nationalism always includes some element of descent from previous generations and the implied claim of ethnic essentialism, i.e. the understanding of ethnicity as an essence that remains unchanged over time.
The central theme of ethnic nationalists is that "..nations are defined by a shared heritage, which usually includes a common language, a common faith, and a common ethnic ancestry." It also includes ideas of a culture shared between members of the group, and with their ancestors, and usually a shared language; however it is different from purely cultural definitions of "the nation" (which allow people to become members of a nation by cultural assimilation) and a purely linguistic definitions (which see "the nation" as all speakers of a specific language). Herodotus is the first who stated the main characteristics of ethnicity, with his famous account of what defines Greek identity, where he lists kinship (Greek: ?µa?µ?? - homaimon, "of the same blood"), language (Greek: ?µ????ss?? - homoglosson, "speaking the same language"), cults and customs (Greek: ?µ?t??p?? - homotropon, "of the same habits or life").
The theorist Anthony D. Smith uses the term 'ethnic nationalism' for non-Western concepts of nationalism as opposed to Western views of a nation defined by its geographical territory. Diaspora studies scholars extend this non-geographically bound concept of "nation" among diasporic communities, at times using the term ethnonation or ethnonationalism to describe a conceptual collective of dispersed ethnics.
Ethnic nationalism is also present in many states' immigration policies in the form of repatriation laws. States such as Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey provide automatic or rapid citizenship to members of diasporas of their own dominant ethnic group, if desired. For example, Italy allows citizenship almost entirely on the basis of jus sanguinis (having an Italian Ancestor). Israel's Law of Return, grants every Jew the right to settle in Israel and automatically acquire citizenship. In Germany, citizenship is open to ethnic Germans.[clarification needed] According to the Greek nationality law, Greeks born abroad may transmit citizenship to their children from generation to generation indefinitely.
On the other hand, civic nationalism defines membership as an individual's duty to observe given laws and in turn receive legal privileges.
A nation-state for the ethnic group derives political legitimacy from its status as homeland of that ethnic group, from its protective function against colonization, persecution or racism, and from its claim to facilitate the shared cultural and social life, which may not have been possible under the ethnic group's previous status as an ethnic minority.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
reply to post by RealSpoke
What moronic stupidity is this?
Israel is not a race. Judaism is not a race. It's a religion.
Israel has many different races, ethnicity, cultures etc.. it's an immigrant nation.. Zionism being about Judaism is a theocratic belief system .. nothing to do with race.