n. A supporter of Zionism, i.e. a person who believes that the Jewish people has the right to a Jewish state in the land of Israel.
"Zionists believe Judaism is a nationality as well as a religion, and that Jews deserve their own state in their ancestral homeland, Israel..." (source)
Languages of Origin
Zionism + -ist
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
Who Uses This
See also Zionism.
Definitions of Zionism vary widely.
The Jewish English Lexicon is not a political entity, and this entry is purely meant to be a description of how Zionism is defined, not how the Jewish English Lexicon or any of the people working on it think it should be defined.
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