Colonialism and Imperialism: Zionism
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Zionism is a European ideology of Jewish nationalism whose main goal was to colonize Palestine in order to establish a Jewish state. It can be seen as an ethnic by-product of the rise of modernist nationalism in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century. The Jewish state in Palestine was to redeem the persecuted Eastern European Jews through importing European cultural technology. Con…

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Lavie, Smadar, “Colonialism and Imperialism: Zionism”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00343>
First published online: 2009



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