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What is Zionism?

The progressive movement for liberation and national self-determination of the Jewish people in our indigenous homeland, the land of Israel. A movement that not only guarantees Jewish sovereignty, but also Jewish security.

Zionism is the embodiment of the incredible racial and cultural diversity of the Jewish people, the physical and spiritual descendants of the Jews of antiquity, who were driven from Israel (otherwise known as Zion or Judea) into exile and scattered across the globe–yet remained united, generation after generation, in custom, peoplehood, and prayer–directed toward Zion.

Zionism is an inherent and inseparable part of Jewish identity for the vast majority of Jews on Earth.

What is a Zionist?

Someone who supports the right of the Jewish people to self-determination and nationhood as a means for liberation and empowerment; a person who supports the independence of the modern State of Israel.

What is Identity Zionism vs. Modern Political Zionism?

Identity Zionism is the connection the Jewish nation holds to our Indigenous homeland in Judea, or the contemporary land of Israel. 

Modern Political Zionism is the movement for Jewish emancipation through Jewish sovereignty in the ancient and ancestral Jewish homeland. It was founded as the contemporary political manifestation of identity Zionism: the fulfillment of the Jewish people’s millennia-long dream to return home.

 Do you have to be Jewish to be a Zionist?

No! You don’t have to be Jewish to be a Zionist, or of any specific religion to be a Zionist. Zionists exist all over the world, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.