"It is true that we aspire to our ancient land. But what we want in that ancient land is a new blossoming of the Jewish spirit." " Theodor Herzl
Theodor (Binyamin Ze'ev) Herzl, the visionary of Zionism, was born in Budapest in 1860.
He was educated in the spirit of the German Jewish Enlightenment of the period, learning to appreciate secular culture. In 1878 the family moved to Vienna, and in 1884 Herzl was awarded
a doctorate of law from the University
He became a writer, a playwright and a journalist. The Paris correspondent of
the influential liberal Vienna newspaper Neue Freie Presse was none other than Theodor Herzl.
In 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer in the French army, was unjustly accused of treason, mainly because of the prevailing anti-Semitic atmosphere.
Herzl witnessed mobs shouting "Death
to the Jews" in France, the home of the French Revolution, and resolved that there was only one solution: the mass immigration of Jews to a land that they could call their own. Thus, the Dreyfus Case became one of the determinants in the genesis of Political Zionism.
Herzl proposed a practical program for collecting funds from Jews around the world by a company to be owned by stockholders, which would work toward the practical realization of this goal.
This organization, when it was eventually formed, was called the Zionist Organization.
He saw the future state as a model social state, basing his ideas on the European model of the time, of a modern enlightened society.
It would be neutral and peace-seeking, and of a secular nature.
No Rothschild Connection
Herzl's ideas were met with enthusiasm by the Jewish masses in Eastern Europe, although Jewish leaders were less ardent. Herzl appealed to wealthy Jews such as Baron Hirsch and Baron Rothschild, to join the national Zionist movement, but in vain.
He then appealed to the people, and the result was the convening of the First Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland,
on August 29 31, 1897.
The Congress was the first interterritorial gathering of Jews on a national and secular basis.
Here the delegates adopted the Basle Program, the program of the Zionist movement, and declared, "Zionism seeks to establish a home for the Jewish people in Palestine secured under public law."
At the Congress the World Zionist Organization was established as the political arm of the Jewish people, and Herzl was elected its first president.
Herzl coined the phrase "If you will, it is no fairytale," which became the motto of the Zionist movement. Although at the time no one could have imagined it, Zionism led, only fifty years later, to the establishment of the independent State of Israel.
"No Jew is at liberty to surrender the right of the Jewish Nation and the Land of Israel to exist. No Jewish body is sanctioned to do so. Even all the Jews alive today have no authority to yield any piece of land whatsoever.
This right is reserved to the Jewish People throughout the generations.
This right cannot be forfeited under any circumstances. Even if at some given time there will be those who declare that they are relinquishing this right, they have neither the power nor the authority to negate it for future generations.
The Jewish Nation is neither obligated by nor responsible for any such waiver.
Our right to this land, in its entirety, is enduring and eternal. And until the coming of the Redemption, we shall never yield this historic right."
David Ben-Gurion, First Prime Minister of Israel, speech to the 21st Zionist Congress
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Is There A Zionist World Conspiracy?
"Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion." Psalm 129:5
Zionist Zi'on‘ist adj. & n. - A Jewish movement that arose in the late 19th century in response to growing anti-Semitism and sought to reestablish a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Modern Zionism is concerned with the support and development of the state of Israel.source - answers.com
By all popular definitions of the term "Zionist", it is someone who believes that the land of Israel has
been promised to the Jew by God, and that it is their eternal homeland. Certainly when you read
the bible you see that that is how God views it as well.
But there are those who also think that Zionists are part of an "evil cabal" of Jews whose plan is world domination through the use of the world's financial markets and through the media. This idea is not new, and all throughout the 20th century there have been people who espoused that idea. Some of these people we know very well, like Adolph Hitler and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. What a lot of people do not know is that Hitler got a lot of his ideas about the Jews from US auto giant, Henry Ford.
The never-ending hatred of the Jews will not end until Yeshua returns in Glory
The Dearborn Independent, The International Jew, and Henry Ford
"When there is something wrong in this country, you'll find the Jews" - Henry Ford
"I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration" - Adolph Hitler, 1931
In 1918, Ford's closest aide and private secretary, Ernest G. Liebold, purchased an obscure weekly newspaper, The Dearborn Independent for Ford. The Independent ran for eight years, from 1920 until 1927, during which Liebold was editor. The newspaper published "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion," which was discredited by The Times of London as a forgery during the papers publishing run. The American Jewish Historical Society described the ideas presented in the magazine as "anti-immigrant, anti-labor, anti-liquor, and anti-Semitic." In February 1921, the New York World published an interview with Ford, in which he said "The only statement I care to make about the Protocols is that they fit in with what is going on." During this period, Ford emerged as "a respected spokesman for right-wing extremism and religious prejudice," reaching around 700,000 readers a month through his newspaper. source - en.wikipedia.com
In recognition of Ford's industrial prowess and his erstwhile labors against the many realms of Jewish perfidy, the Nazi government chose 1938 to recognize one of its most revered Americans.
And so on 30 July 1938, Ford celebrated his 75th birthday by receiving the Grand Cross of the German Eagle, the most important honor that Germany might offer a non-citizen.
He received the award -- a golden Maltese cross embraced by four swastikas -- in his office, joined by the German consuls from Cleveland and Detroit.
A longtime admirer of Ford's, Adolf Hitler sent a personal note of gratitude to be delivered at the ceremony. Signed on July 7, the parchment scroll warmly thanked Ford for his "humanitarian ideals" and his devotion, along with the German Chancellor, to "the cause of peace." Contrary to legend, the note mentioned nothing about Ford's genius in manufacturing cars; it was, rather, a gesture of ideological affinity.
Along with the Protocols, anti-Jewish articles published by The Dearborn Independent also were released in the early 1920s as a set of four bound volumes, in a non-Ford publication in Weimar Republic Germany cumulatively titled The International Jew, the World's Foremost Problem. Vincent Curcio wrote of these publications that "they were widely distributed and had great influence, particularly in Nazi Germany, where no less a personage than Adolf Hitler read and admired them." Hitler, fascinated with automobiles, hung Ford's picture on his wall; Ford is the only American mentioned in Mein Kampf. Steven Watts wrote that Hitler "revered" Ford, proclaiming that "I shall do my best to put his theories into practice in Germany, and modeling the Volkswagen, the people's
car, on the model T. source - wikipedia.com
"I'm not an anti-semite, it's the Zionists I hate"
One of the greatest tactics of the Jew haters is to say "oh, I like the Jews, but it's the evil Zionists
that I hate." You can see in the above-quoted segment about how Henry Ford fueled worldwide
hatred of the Jews, but when he was called on it, he vehemently denied that he was a racist, and
said that he opposed racial hatred in all forms. Clearly there was a disconnect between what he
said and how he lived his life. Watch the video below for the anti-semetic party line about how they
view what they call "zionist activity" throughout the world. In this example, it was a "zionist plot"
that brought down the World Trade Centers, and not the Muslims that actually did it.
How God Views Zionism And Israel Today
There are many, many more examples that I could give about the current "zionist plot" to control
America, the "international banking cabal", and the list goes on and on. But basically it is all a retread
of the same garabge that has attacked the Jews for hundreds of years. What I want to look at now
is how God defines what a Zionist is, and how He sees the future of the Land of Israel.
God promised that He would, in the Last Days, return the Jews to the land of Zion, also known as Israel, as He regathered them from the four corners of the globe.
"But in the last days it shall come to pass, [that] the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever." Micah 4: 1,2,6,7
Clearly we see that the word Zion is used by God as another word for Israel. In it's truest form,
the term "zionist" is someone who believes that God gave the land of Israel to the Jews, and that
it is to be their eternal heritage. So if someone is anti-zionist, they are saying, in fact, that they are
against not only the land of God, which is Israel, that they are also against His people, the Jews.
God gives a wonderful promise in this passage from Micah, that the day would come when Israel
would be restored, and that the Jews would be returned home. Theodor Herzl, mentioned on the
left sidebar, was one of the main players in God's Plan to restore Israel. Whether he knew that he
was being used in that way or not is besides the point. What God says will come to pass will no
doubt come to pass. Adolph Hitler, in a different way and for completely different reasons, was also
used by God to recreate the Jewish state of Israel. It was because of Hitler's atrocious act of the
Holocaust that created worldwide sympathy for the Jews to be returned to Israel.
God gave an amazing promise to Abraham in Genesis 12:3. It had to do with Abraham becoming the
first Jew, that his children would be as the sand of the seashore, and that there would be a special
blessing, or a curse to everyone who either blessed the Jew, or hated them
"Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I
will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that
bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Genesis 12: 1-3
God promises in His Word that when we bless the Jew, that God Himself will give us a blessing in
return. That goes for how we view His holy land, Israel, as well. The bible teaches us that Israel is
forever to be a Jewish possesion. It will not be divided up amongst the Arabs, there is no way that
that could or would ever happen. When the Jews were returned to Israel, which happened in
1948, the Prophet Amos said that they would never again be moved.
"After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward...And he said unto him, I [am] the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this
land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:" Genesis 15:1,7,8,18
"And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit [them]; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. Amo 9:15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God." Amos 9:14.15