Why I am a Zionist
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Why I am a Zionist Israel, Jewish identity and the challenges of today by Gil Troy

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Published by Bronfman Jewish Education Centre in Montreal .
Written in English


  • Zionism,
  • Israel -- Politics and government

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementGil Troy.
ContributionsBronfman Jewish Education Centre.
LC ClassificationsDS149 .T577 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination196 p. :
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22467471M
ISBN 101552346471

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He explains that he is a Zionist because Jews never forget their attachment to their attachment to their ancient homeland, the Land of Israel and Jerusalem. He explains how Zionism can unite rather than divide Jews by giving us a sense of belonging regardless of religious observance, beliefs or differences in lifestyles or material circumstances.5/5(3). This is an admirable book. Troy explains how and why the movement called 'Zionism' has deep historical and religious roots in Jewish experience. He explains the present- day villification of Zionism and makes clear how it is Anti- Semitism in a new form. His aim is to reconnect alienated North - American Jews to their history culture and religion/5(5). Five years and three printings later, Why I Am a Zionist has established itself as a guide for the perplexed, with o copies sold. Revised and updated with new material addressing the transformation of the attack on Israel and the Jewish people, which has transpired since the book’s original printing. I am a Zionist because the story of my forebears convinces me that Jews needed the homeland voted into existence by United Nations Resolution of , calling for the establishment of two.

We Zionists, however, are still around. A Zionist is one who believes the Jewish people have a right to live sovereignly and securely in their historic homeland. As one who believes the Scriptures, I am a Zionist. Allow me to give you three reasons why 1.) God gave the land of Israel to the Jewish people forever, unconditionally. Tell us about The Question of Palestine. The book was a sequel to Orientalism and is one of three books, the third being Covering Islam, that Said wrote at the end of the s and in the early s. The Question of Palestine is his take on how Palestine was dispossessed and how Zionism is really a European project.   Gil Troy is Professor of History at McGill University in Montreal. A native of Queens, New York, and a graduate of Solomon Schechter Day School there, he received his bachelor?s, master?s, and doctoral degrees in History from Harvard University. He was a member of Young Judaea, the largest Zionist Youth movement in America for many years, and worked at Camp Tel Yehudah throughout . Quotes Tagged “Zionism”. “There is no difference whatever between anti-Semitism and the denial of Israel's statehood. Classical anti-Semitism denies the equal right of Jews as citizens within society. Anti-Zionism denies the equal rights of the Jewish people its lawful sovereignty within the community of nations.

  I am not a Zionist either. Many of the people who are also cherry pick Scripture texts to support their position, but a former pastor now retired used to say that a .   Why I Love Israel But I Am Not a Zionist Your Comments The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish : Shulem Deen. Gil Troy is a Distinguished Scholar of North American History at McGill University. A columnist for the Jerusalem Post and the Daily Beast, he has authored twelve books, including Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight against Zionism as Racism and Why I am a Zionist. Natan Sharansky. Because I am a Christian, many people assume it is my religious faith that is the primary motivation for my advocacy for Israel. But that is not the case. Like all true Zionists, my strongest motives are more visceral, more mysterious than any creed or pledge. I am a Zionist because of my son, Taylor.