Zionism (noun)

  1. A political and cultural movement originating in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, dedicated to establishing and maintaining a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
  2. The Jewish nationalism that is embodied in this movement.


Late 19th century: from hebrew tziyyon, the name of a hill in jerusalem, + -ism.


  1. The establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 was a major accomplishment for the Zionist movement.
  2. Many Jews were attracted to Zionism as a means of ensuring their safety and independence in the face of anti-Semitism.
  3. Zionism has been a controversial and divisive issue in both Jewish and Arab communities.
  4. The international community recognizes Zionism as a legitimate political and cultural movement.
  5. The philosopher's views on Zionism were highly influential in shaping the movement's ideals and goals.
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