Zionism

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"Palestine is our unforgettable historic home. The very name would be a force of marvelous potency for summoning our people together."

Zionism, also called Jewish Nationalism, is a Nationalist ideology that believes that the best solution to the "Jewish question" is to create a nation for Jews in the Holy Land.

Zionism was proposed as a solution to the Jewish Question and as an escape from Anti-Semitism. The idea is that the only way to escape persecution from countries within the diaspora was to create a land that was specifically Jewish that would be safe for Jews.

Variants

Post-Zionism

Post-Zionism refers to the opinions of some Israelis, diaspora Jews and others, particularly in academia, that Zionism fulfilled its ideological mission with the formation of the modern State of Israel in 1948, and that Zionist ideology should therefore be considered at an end. Right-wing Jews also use the term to refer to the left wing of Israeli politics in light of the Oslo Accords of 1993 and 1995.

Reform Judaism

Reform Judaism, also known as Liberal Judaism or Progressive Judaism, is a major Jewish denomination that emphasizes the evolving nature of Judaism, the superiority of its ethical aspects to its ceremonial ones, and belief in a continuous search for truth and knowledge, which is closely intertwined with human reason and not limited to the theophany at Mount Sinai. A highly liberal strand of Judaism, it is characterized by lessened stress on ritual and personal observance, regarding halakha (Jewish law) as non-binding and the individual Jew as autonomous, and great openness to external influences and progressive values.

Neo-Zionism

Neo-Zionism is a right-wing, nationalistic and religious ideology that appeared in Israel following the Six-Day War in 1967 and the capture of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Neo-Zionists consider these lands part of Israel and advocate their settlement by Israeli Jews. Some advocate the transfer of Arabs not only from these areas but also from within the Green Line.

Cultural Zionism

Cultural Zionism is a strain in the concept of Zionism that valued creating a centre in historic Palestine with its own secular Jewish culture and history, including language and historical roots, rather than other Zionist ideas such as political Zionism. The man considered to have founded the concept of cultural Zionism is Asher Ginsberg, better known as Ahad Ha'am. With his secular vision of a Jewish "spiritual centre" in Israel, he confronted Theodor Herzl. Unlike Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, Ha'am strived for "a Jewish state and not merely a state of Jews".

Jewish Atheism

Jewish Atheism refers to the atheism of people who are ethnically and (to a certain extent) culturally Jewish. Contrary to popular belief, the term "Jewish atheism" is not a contradiction because Jewish identity encompasses not only religious components, but also ethnic and cultural ones. So, one can be ethnically Jewish, but not believe in the religion of Judaism and be an atheist.

Liberal Zionism

General Zionism (or Liberal Zionism) was initially the dominant trend within the Zionist movement from the First Zionist Congress in 1897 until after the First World War. General Zionists identified with the liberal European middle class to which many Zionist leaders such as Herzl and Chaim Weizmann aspired. Liberal Zionism, although not associated with any single party in modern Israel, remains a strong trend in Israeli politics advocating free market principles, democracy and adherence to human rights for their citizens. Their political arm was one of the ancestors of the modern-day Likud. Kadima, the main centrist party during the 2000s that split from Likud and is now defunct, however, did identify with many of the fundamental policies of Liberal Zionist ideology, advocating among other things the need for Palestinian statehood in order to form a more democratic society in Israel, affirming the free market. In 2013, Ari Shavit suggested that the success of the then-new Yesh Atid party (representing secular, middle-class interests) embodied the success of "the new General Zionists."

Philosopher Carlo Strenger describes a modern-day version of Liberal Zionism (supporting his vision of "Knowledge-Nation Israel"), rooted in the original ideology of Herzl and Ahad Ha'am, that stands in contrast to both the romantic nationalism of the right and the Netzah Yisrael of the ultra-Orthodox. It is marked by a concern for democratic values and human rights, freedom to criticize government policies without accusations of disloyalty, and rejection of excessive religious influence in public life. "Liberal Zionism celebrates the most authentic traits of the Jewish tradition: the willingness for incisive debate; the contrarian spirit of davka; the refusal to bow to authoritarianism. Liberal Zionists see that "Jewish history shows that Jews need and are entitled to a nation-state of their own. But they also think that this state must be a liberal democracy, which means that there must be strict equality before the law independent of religion, ethnicity or gender."

History

Political Zionism started in the late 1800s with Theodor Herzl publishing his book: Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State) and later Altneuland (The Old New Land), but the Jewish sentiment of returning to Zion has existed far longer since the land of Israel was taken over by the Roman Empire.

Zionism started as a fringe ideology within the Jewish community, with many voicing their disapproval for the idea, but in 1917, during the First World War, Britain was in dire need of support, so they turned to the Jewish community, and in return, they created the Balfour Declaration which was a public statement promising a homeland for Jews located in Palestine, which at the time was under the Ottoman Empire's rule.

Haavara Agreement

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United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine

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Nakba

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Six-Day War

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Oslo Accords

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Premiership of Ariel Sharon

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Premiership of Benjamin Netanyahu

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Personality and Behaviour

Zionism is usually portrayed as a mixture of Jewish stereotypes, meaning he likes hats, uttering Hebrew phrases and removing foreskins.

Stylistic Notes

  • Literally just Israelcube from Polandball.
  • Likes to call other non-cubes "Goy", "Goyim" or "Gentiles"

How to Draw

Flag
The flag of Zionism is simply the flag of Israel, as Zionism is an ideology that sought its establishment and seeks to maintain its existence.
  1. Draw a cube,
  2. Draw two blue horizontal lines at the top and base of the cube,
  3. Draw a blue Star of David (✡︎) in the centre,
  4. Colour the rest of the cube white,
  5. Draw the eyes, and you're done!
  6. (Optional) Draw a Kippah (skullcap)
Color Name HEX RGB
Blue #0038B8 0, 56, 184
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255


Relationships

חברים (Friends)

  • Bibism - Thanks for fighting for my existence
  • Green Zionism - We must protect our homeland's environment.
  • Religious Zionism - My more religious counterpart.
  • Labour Zionism - My socialist counterpart.
  • Zelenskyism - Fellow Jew who wants to restore Khazaria.
  • Neoconservatism - Calls me his greatest ally. I help him out a lot.
  • Neoliberalism and Neo-Libertarianism - Gibe me more monies!! ._.
  • American Model - The first country to recolonize Israel and sends weapons each year. I'm very sorry about USS Liberty
  • Trumpism - You rightfully recognized Jerusalem as my capital.
  • Balfourism - Thanks for supporting me back in the day.
  • Hindutva - Thanks for your support, Israel-India friendship forever! I forgot to add you in the lists that supported me, thanks for reminding.
  • Kemalism - Ataturk sheltered Jewish refugees from Germany during WW2 and Turkey was the first Muslim country to recognize Israel.
  • Tridemism - Similar to the above and my friend of the east.
  • Georgism - Herzl supported you. Tax the holy land, remove Palestinian rent-seekers!
  • Nordic Model - Neither Norway, Denmark, or Finland recognize Palestine but all 5 Nordic countries recognize Israel.
  • Ho Chi Minh Thought - Best commie there is. Ho Chi Minh himself once met David Ben-Gurion in person and offered to build a zionist government in exile in Indochina.
  • Japan LDPism - Thanks to you, Japan recognizes Israel as a state. R.I.P Mr. Abe.
  • Illuminatism - Nobody knows this, but we control the world together!
  • Objectivism - Very based philosophy

טירוף (Frenemies)

  • Demarchy - How does it go, fellow jew? Wait, what do you mean you're just cubed-shaped by coincidence?
  • Jewish Theocracy - I think you have some good ideas, but let Secular Zionism be part of us too.
  • Kahanism - You're a bit extreme.
  • Bundism - My weird secular, Marxist, Yiddish-speaking counterpart who prefers to stay in a minority.
  • Dengism - One of the few based commies. China and Israel are quite good trade partners and I appreciate his general apathy towards regional conflicts. However, your followers in the west are really annoying.
  • Putinism - He may pretend to oppose me for "anti-imperialist" reasons in recent years through Russia Today and Grayzone's propaganda (despite the fact You did the same thing to the Ukrainians that I did to Lebanon), but we have quite good relations in practice and I need to maintain good relations with Russia to keep bombing Syria. Still, you were way more based in the past.
  • Castroism - Just make up your mind!
  • Marxism–Leninism - Thanks for initially supporting me, but why did you oppose me and side with the Arabs later on?
  • Showa Statism - Thank you for keeping my people safe during WWII! Wait you want to join the Elders of Zion? But you allying with (((HIM))) is unforgivable.
  • Fourth Theory - You may despise NATO but Avigdor Eskin support both of us and Moshe Feiglin also want to break with the US.
  • Monarchism - Took them a while to finally let my people go! But King David was based.
  • Third Way - Barack Obama may have condemned my settlements in the West Bank but I will be forever thankful for him providing me the Iron Dome and historic billion-dollar arms deals.
  • Neo-Ottomanism - Stop calling us ethno-nationalist racists while you are jailing the opposition and murdering the Kurds! Also, Ottoman imperialists want to conquer us. Although, there has been a detente between our countries recently.
  • מְטוּפָּשׁ - Literally Palestinians. Literally an idiot, but at least you hate him and you like the idea of a Jewish state, like me, but for very different reasons.
  • Right-Wing Populism - The Goyim know, shut it down! However your mainstream proponents who all support Israel such as Trump are based though.
  • Integral Neo-Darwinism - You say ugly things about my people but also praise Netanyahu government.
  • Imperialism - LET MY PEOPLE GO!!! But Imperialism is good when I do it with America
  • Kogosianism - Weird guy.
  • Federalism - Are you sure your federation plan would work?
  • Hibernocracy - Some Irish guy who calls himself my rival. You can come over to my house to have potato latkes for Hanukkah.

אויבים (Enemies)

  • Jewish-Nazism - Jewish race traitors and self-haters.
  • Jewish Anarchism - State-hating traitor!
  • Arab Socialism - Tried to destroy me but failed miserably! And deporting Jews backfired on you MASSIVELY, since they went to Israel.
  • Ba'athism - You're him but worse.
  • Islamic Theocracy - The greatest enemy of Zionism. You are all terrorists that want to commit anudda Holocaust!! No but seriously please stop shooting rockets at us, also please stop doing the whole terrorism thing.
  • Khomeinism - My greatest enemy, in this battle only one of us will survive.
  • Jihadism - STOP SENDING ME SUICIDE BOMBS YOU PSYCHOPATH, I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE!
  • Caesarism - YOU WERE THE ONE WHO EXPELLED ALL OF US FROM OUR KINGDOM IN THE FIRST PLACE, FUCK YOU!
  • Nazism - I don't think I need to explain this one.
  • Peronism - Simps for Hitler and harbors Nazis and Ustase. How do you like your little Eichmann being captured, tried, and executed?
  • White Nationalism & Alt-Right - Nazi Apologists who want to kill me because of my ethnicity but Spencer and Breivik support me for some weird reason
  • Juche - Fake Korea.
  • Palestinian Nationalism - צא מכאן פולש! I was here first!
  • Titoism - Simps for Arabs and Anti-Zionists. Thanks for saving us from the Ustase.
  • Gaddafism - And you too!
  • Latuffism - Why do you always call me a Ziombie? You are anti-semitic! And you simp for Islamist fundamentalist terrorists like Hamas too.
  • Crusadism - Sorry bro, this is my land. Deal with it.
  • Paleoconservatism - "WAAAAAAAAH muh tax moneys!!!1!111!one11!" Cry about it.

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