The central tenets of Zionism are these:
- Jews have a right to statehood in the historical land of the Jews.
- Jews have a special need for self defense because we are targets.
- Especially since we are targets, Jews have an affirmative duty to preserve the human rights of others.
The Israeli flag is a symbol of Zionism.
It is a symbol of sacrifice.
How many have died for all three beliefs.
Israel has a “mini-Israel” museum and it honors Jewish religion.
Muslims and Christians too.
The central question of Zionism is how far is too far?
What do we do about corruption, extremism, abuse?
These are questions that have to be answered not with words but action.
With a true commitment to the three ideals of the dream.
All opinions my own. Photos by me.