2. A substitue word for 'jew' used by anti-semites who, for whatever reason, wish to hide their racist intent.
2. Any quote by George Galloway using the word 'Zionist'.
With this being said, the original Land was supposed to be divided up into two countries by the United Nations, Israel and Palestine but the Palastineans never wanted this to happen even though a number of these same people sold their land to European Jews because European Jews were willing to pay more, and the land of Palestine was under British Mandate. The effect cause of this is Israeli's that got sick and tired of the hate directed at them, and Palastineans that don't seem to mind to live in squalor for 50 years.
Americans, Brits, the French, Australians, Turks, Jordanians, Egyptians, Saudia Arabians, Poles, Hungarians, Canadians, Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Africans, Peruvians, Venezulans, Brazilians, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhist and other people can all be considered Zionists who support Jewish People to have their own homeland.
Hypocritically, many people who harbor animus toward Jews and Israel refuse to grant this right to Jews, although they are eager to grant the right of self-determination to Palestinian Arabs...even though there are over 20 Arab countries in existence and even more Muslim countries. One such Muslim country is actually located in historic Palestine and is called Jordan.
1.The Zionist movement, when it was formed in the late 19th century was NOT a religious movement in any way. It was a modern, nationalistic movement, formed by Jewish doctors and professors from all over Europe, to discuss possible solutions to the problem of the Jewish nation (who were, undoubtedly, a nation, since they all shared the same culture, habits, religion and language throughout all of history, no matter where they lived), a nation, who did not have it's own land. Obviously, most of the Zionists believed that the Jews cannot have any other land than the land of Israel, which was, historically, the ORIGIN OF THE JEWISH NATION, and which the nation of Israel ruled for 1200 years, until 70 A.D. when they were banished from the land by the Romans.
2.The first Zionist HATED the stereotypical, orthodox Jew, who lived in Europe for 2000 years, doing nothing but studying religion and working in minor jobs all day and waiting for the come of the messiah, and who could do nothing to defend himself from the nations among which he lived, who slaughtered and massacred Jews whenever they felt like it. The first Zionists were Socialists, they believed that Jews who live in Israel must work in agriculture to rebuild a Jewish society, and most importantly, know how to defend themselves and fight for what they believe in, because Jews who cannot defend themselves are pathetic and encourage anti-Semites to do with them as they like.
3.A true Zionist believes in the God of Israel, but more than he believes in him, he believes in humans and free choice, and that nothing can be achieved without God's will. He also knows that Judaism is defined as "the religion of the Jews" and not the other way around. Accepting another religion does not turn a Jew non-Jewish. On the other hand, a person who accepts the Jewish religion is accepted into the Jewish nation.
4.A Zionist always remembers the Holocaust, and understands the there is NO country in the world where a Jew can truly be safe except Israel, the only country in the world where Jews are a majority.
A Zionist does NOT use Judaism as an "excuse" to control Israel. A Zionist uses the Jewish history in Israel as a REASON why the land of Israel, historically, belongs to the Jews and not any other nation. Besides, why should we even have a reason for occupying Israel? We came, we occupied the country, we defeated everyone who tried to stop us from doing so.
"They believe the Jewish race is a superior race, and that every other race/people should serve them."
A Zionist DOES NOT believe that Jews are a race. He believes that Jews are a nation. The Nazis claimed that Jews are a race. And the Jews being a chosen nation? Nothing more than an ancient religious claim. Modern Zionists DO NOT believe in that. But they do believe that as a nation, the Jews have the right to rule THEIR OWN LAND.
"Israel is a Zionist State, in which people of Jewish roots are privilaged over everyone else"
Aren't Japanese privileged in Japan? Aren't Russians privileged in Russia? What right do you have to claim there is anything wrong with privileging members of our nation in our country?