The Historic Greatness of Zionism

Newspaper: Jewish Herald
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18 In nov 1975
Jewish Heritage - Anti-Semitism, causeless hate, Holocaust, Linguistics, selfless love. Individuals - Anwar Sadat. Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Arabs of Israel, Jewish Majority, Palestinians, Partition Plan. Underground - British Mandate. Ideologies - Communism. Diaspora - Diaspora Jewry. States - Egypt, Soviet Union (Russia), USA. Peace , Aliyah - Return to Zion. Security - War of Independence
Begin responds to the UN resolution condemning Zionism as racism. Begin first talks about how Arab States hide their hatred of Jews by claiming that they are not anti-Semitic, because they themselves are Semitic. He compares Sadat's propaganda to propaganda Nazis used. He continues to show that Sadat is not moderate or peace-oriented. Begin then talks about Zionism. He argues that Zionism is at the core of Judaism because it is the idea of returning to the nation's Motherland. He hopes that in addition for there being a Jewish majority in Israel, there will also be the majority of Jews in Israel. He argues that "Zionism is the fruit of love" to oppose Sadat's claim that "Zionism brought hatred and destruction to the Middle East." He talks about the Jewish history of destruction. Additionally, he makes the distinction that Jews did not liberate Israel from Arabs, but from the British. It was the British, not Jews, who were the foreign regime prior to Statehood.