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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Zionistadjective

    a Jewish supporter of Zionism

  2. Zionistadjective

    relating to or characteristic of Zionism

    "the Zionist movement"

  3. Zionistadjective

    relating to or characteristic of a supporter of Zionism

    "the Zionist leader Theodor Herzl"


  1. Zionistnoun

    An advocate of Zionism.

  2. Zionistadjective

    of or relating to a Zionist or Zionists

  3. Zionistadjective

    of or relating to Mount Zion


  1. Zionist

    Zionism (Hebrew: צִיּוֹנוּת Tsiyyonut [tsijoˈnut] after Zion) is a nationalist movement that espouses the establishment of, and support for a homeland for the Jewish people centered in the area roughly corresponding to what is known in Jewish tradition as the Land of Israel, which corresponds in other terms to the region of Palestine, Canaan, or the Holy Land, on the basis of a long Jewish connection and attachment to that land.Modern Zionism emerged in the late 19th century in Central and Eastern Europe as a national revival movement, both in reaction to newer waves of antisemitism and as a response to Haskalah, or Jewish Enlightenment. Soon after this, most leaders of the movement associated the main goal with creating the desired homeland in Palestine, then an area controlled by the Ottoman Empire.From 1897 to 1948, the primary goal of the Zionist Movement was to establish the basis for a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and thereafter to consolidate it. In a unique variation of the principle of self-determination, the Zionist Movement viewed this process as an 'ingathering of exiles' (kibbutz galuyot) whereby Jews everywhere would have the right to emigrate to historical Palestine, as a haven from persecution, an area which Moses in the Bible stated was the land of their forefathers. Zionist ideology also included negation of Jewish life in the Diaspora. The Lovers of Zion united in 1884 and in 1897 the first Zionist congress was organized. A variety of Zionism, called cultural Zionism, founded and represented most prominently by Ahad Ha'am, fostered a secular vision of a Jewish "spiritual center" in Israel. Unlike Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, Ahad Ha'am strived for Israel to be "a Jewish State, and not merely a State of Jews". Others have theorized it as the realization of a socialist utopia (Moses Hess), as a need for survival in the face of social prejudices by the affirmation of self-determination (Leon Pinsker), as the fulfilment of individual rights and freedoms (Max Nordau) or as the foundation of a Hebrew humanism (Martin Buber). A religious Zionist supports Jews upholding their Jewish identity (defined as adherence to religious Judaism) and has advocated the return of the Jewish people to Israel. Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Zionism has continued primarily to advocate on behalf of Israel and to address threats to its continued existence and security.Advocates of Zionism view it as a national liberation movement for the repatriation of a persecuted people to its ancestral homeland. Anti-Zionists view it as a colonialist, racist or exceptionalist ideology or movement.


  1. zionist

    A Zionist is a person who supports Zionism, a political movement that advocates for the re-establishment and development of a Jewish nation in what is now known as Israel. It was established as a political organization in 1897 under Theodor Herzl, and was later led by Chaim Weizmann. Zionists believe in the right of the Jewish people to self-determination in their historical homeland.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zionist in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Zionist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Zionist in a Sentence

  1. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    There can not be a government( in Israel) that is supported by anti-Zionist Arab parties that do not believe in Israel as a Jewish democratic state, in the next few days we will get into negotiations to establish a Zionist government to prevent the formation of a dangerous anti-Zionist government.

  2. Hassan Suhare:

    In Gaza there are over 50 camps in which 15,000 children are being trained. [ They ] underwent weapons and military training, we were able to help the kids overcome their fear and then the children opened fire. Yesterday the kids blew up model Zionist [ Israeli ] villages.

  3. Fawzi Barhoum:

    We hold President Abbas personally responsible for the aggressive campaign against Hamas in the West Bank, it is part of a dual campaign by the Zionist enemy (Israel) and the Palestinian Authority to uproot Hamas and the resistance.

  4. Hillel Neuer:

    By Allah, anyone who can kill and slaughter any Zionist and Israeli criminal, and doesn’t do so, doesn’t deserve to live. Kill them and pursue them everywhere, they are the greatest enemy….All Israel deserves is death.

  5. Ayman Odeh:

    The agenda of any government will be a Zionist agenda. It will continue with the occupation, it will continue with the settlements, we can't be part of such a government.

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