I disagree Frijoles .<quoted text>
Doesnt add to the discussion
Zionism is a part of the religion, it predates the current conflict by about 3000 years. Its in the Jewish prayers which are at least that old. The notion that Zionism started in the 1880s is not accurate. Its been around a few thousand years BEFORE Mohammed.
As a jewish person , I know that the zionists used the jewish people for the benefit of the anglo american empire .
The word "zion" is in the bible but not zionism .
Most of the jewish leaders and jewish communities are against zionism .
Zionists has tried to create a modern non jewish state like other western countries .
Rabbi Kook compared between Benjamin Zeev Herzel and Adolf Hitler :
"While Hitler killed jews phisicaly , Herzel killed the jewish spirit" .
Don't get me wrong ,
I think the jewish people should live in Israel and defend themselves but the tie you make between Judaism and Zionism is about 150 years old .