What is Zionism?
Hidden History of Zionism – 20 Jan 2023 | Robert Sepehr
The term “Zionism” is derived from the word Zion, a hill in Jerusalem, widely symbolising the Land of Israel. It is both a religious and nationalist movement, but what are its esoteric origins, political expectations, and hidden history?
The hidden history of Zionism is a controversial topic that challenges the conventional understanding of Zionism and the state of Israel. According to some sources, Zionism was threatened by the Jews themselves, and European Jewry had never manifested any interest in colonising Palestine. Zionism remained a fringe movement among the Jews, who aspired to live in the countries of their birth free of discrimination or to escape persecution. The Zionist leadership opposed belligerently all efforts to find refuge for fleeing Jews. The intent was to replace the indigenous population with a new settler community, to eradicate the farmers, artisans, and town-dwellers of Palestine. Historical records were falsified, and the Zionist movement sought alternative imperial sponsors for this enterprise.