Zionism

Zionism is Jewish nationalism. Relatively few Jews decided to control their own future by seeking, making, and keeping a state. That is the story of modern Israel. How and why did Jews take destiny into their hands by going from powerless to power?   How did they acquire land, link people to it through immigration, and build a small infrastructure for a state?  The Jewish Question,  The Balfour Declaration,  and Israel’s Declaration of Independence are three basic documents that chronicle the half century effort to reestablish a Jewish territory in their ancestral homeland.

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