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Old 03-10-2019, 11:49 AM
str8cashhomie is offline
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Originally Posted by Guinastasia View Post
Be that as it may, the word itself has too much baggage. The whole, "I'm not anti-Jewish, I'm anti-Zionist" simply smacks of "I'm not a bigot, BUT...".

(Traditionally, didn't "Zionist" simply mean a supporter of Israel?)
It does mean a supporter of Israel, but it traditionally means a supporter of a state in Eretz Ysrael (the land of Israel) which includes all of Israel and Palestine, as well as parts of Sinai, Jordan and Lebanon. The modern state of Israel doesn't have ambitions on any of Lebanon, Jordan or Egypt (and actually ceded Sinai to Egypt in a peace agreement), but the idea that Palestine shouldn't be a state is still rooted in the original concept.