Zionist movement


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Noun1.Zionist movement - a movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
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Jews have been able to exploit that clip from Arthur Balfour known proximity of the Zionist movement, and then the Mandate, and the decision of the General Assembly in 1947.
Weizmann struggled to explain to Balfour why only Palestine, and not some unfamiliar site, was acceptable to the nascent Zionist movement.
The Durban conference talked of the emergence of "movements based on racism and discriminatory ideas, in particular the Zionist movement, which is based on racial superiority".
The Coca-Cola label, however, was designed in 1886, not only decades before Israel came into existence, but also years before the Zionist movement was even dreamed up.
Commenting on the unrest in Palestine in 1921, Winston Churchill, one of the architects of the modern Middle East, told the House of Commons: "The cause of unrest in Palestine, and the only cause, arises from the Zionist movement, and from our promises and pledges in regard to it.
When the Zionist movement puts pressure on the United Nations, Yousif is frustrated by his fellow Arabs' inability to block inexorable machinations of political powers, and his own inability to prevent the love of his life, Salwa, from being married to an older suitor chosen by her parents.
Benny Morris reexamines the birth of the Palestinian refugee problem and arrives at a conclusion that while there was a discussion about transfer in the Zionist movement, expulsion of the Palestinians was not by design.
Conference organisers criticise the decision as an affront to freedom of speech and allege that it was engineered by the US and the international Zionist movement to suppress their belief that the killing of 6m Jews during World War II has either been greatly exaggerated or fabricated altogether.
Most people do not realize that modern-day Israel is really a transplant of eastern European culture, encouraged by the Zionist movement and expanded enormously by the refugees fleeing the horrors of the Holocaust.
Notions of the body, for example, not only differed between colonizer and colonized, but changed among the Tshidi and found expression in new practices such as the Zionist movement just noted (see Chapte 3, "Bodily Reform as Historical Practice" and Chapter 8 on "Medicine, Colonialism and the Black Body").
It seems that the interest of the Zionist movement, however, is to inflate this figure [of Holocaust deaths] so that their gains will be greater.
The Zionist movement aimed officially at the establishment of a homeland for the Jewish people in Palestine.