Analysis Of Zionism: The Vision Of An Eventual Jewish State

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Register to read the introduction… Herzl’s idea of Zionist nationalism calls for Jews to rally for the creation of Palestine as the Jewish state “let all who are willing to join us, fall in behind our banner and fight for our cause with voice and pen and deed.” Through rallying the Jews to create a state, they will be acknowledged as a State-creating power by other nations and governments and therefore recognized as a Government, which will initially create the state. The preliminary goal for creating the Jewish state consists of the mass immigration of Jews into the land, starting with the poorest, who will farm the land and cultivate the soil, then more Jews will immigrate and create infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Herzl explains that through cultivation of the land and establishing infrastructure, Jews will continue to immigrate to the state, “Their labor will create trade, trade will create markets and markets will attract new settlers, for everyman will go voluntarily at his own expense and his own risk. The labor expended on the land will enhance its value and the Jews will soon perceive that a new and permanent sphere of operation is opening here of that spirit of enterprise.”2 Choosing Palestine as the Jewish state also ensures nationalism since Jews will recognize it as their “ever-memorable historic home.”3 The Zionist movement and the Palestinian National Charter stand apart in that the Jews want Palestine as their homeland, while the Palestinians already claim it as their homeland and want it back. Palestine also represents the larger Arab nation to the Palestinians while the Jews find Palestine as a religious homeland, and an escape from the anti-Semitic persecution of many …show more content…
The Ba‘th party is the foundation of a political socialist party to create Arab nationalism disregarding different religions. The Palestinian National Charter is a political declaration of the Palestinian ownership of Palestine where they identify themselves as a people. The Zionist movement is also secular because the movement started as the Jews fleeing oppression and needing a place to escape suffering, however the choice of Palestine as their safe haven lead to a religious movement in that the Jews view Palestine as the Jewish homeland. Herzl acknowledges, “The very name of Palestine would attract our people with a force of marvelous potency.”3 Here Herzl alludes to the notion of a biblical connection to the development of Jewish nationalism. The Palestinian charter also contains a few religious aspects that it is essential “To acquaint him with his native land-spiritually and materially.”4 This is an expression of religious importance to Palestinian nationalism, however the majority of each movement is political, making each in most part,

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