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"Zionist = Jew" is the most significant revelation in 60 years.

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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Dec 6, 2007 at 10:34

FINALLY! The Arabs and other Muslims have dropped this charade of theirs that portrayed "Zionists" as having nothing to do with Judaism or the Jewish People. They fooled a lot of leftist, self-hating Jews into thinking that "Zionists" really were some kind of conspiratory extremist group, if not bent on world domination, then at least bent on the domination of the poor Arab world.

But, now we know that "Zionist" in the Arab lexicon has always referred to ANY Jew, ANYWHERE in the world, and that the elimination of the Jewish state of Israel would not change this reference, one iota. With or without the existence of Israel, Jews would still be seen as the "Zionist" enemy.

Had Jews adopted the same mindset as Arabs, there would be no Arabs in Israel because Israel would become the Jewish counterpart of Saudi Arabia. Even if Jews thought or acted like Arabs and Muslims, they would be even more ostracized.

I remember vividly after the 2000 intifada began, the Palestinian PR puppets started hitting the TV talk show circuit, reciting the words, "occupation," and "Zionist" over and over again like poorly-trained parrots, and making obscure references of moral equivalence between their homicide bombers and the short-lived Stern Gang, and Irgun. Apparently, it worked because even Jews started hating Zionists and Israel.

Well, the cat is nowhere to be seen, having been let out of the "Protocols of Zion" bag. There is no such thing as a non-Zionist Jew. Just because some Jews choose not to make, "aliyah," does not invalidate the indelible link between Judaism and the Land of Israel. Even secular Jews recite, "Next year in Jerusalem."

The Jewish state of Israel existed 2,000 years before the Muslim state of Saudi Arabia, yet the Saudis act as if they were here since the world began. The Saudi-led Islamists want to take over the world, whereas all the "Zionists" want is there land back.

You'll never hear a "Zionist" say that Mecca has nothing to do with Islam, that Muslims have no historic ties to the land, that part of Saudi Arabia should be handed over to the Jews for a Jewish state, and that the Eastern half of Mecca should be turned over to the Jews.

Yet, this is equivalent to what Arabs want of Israel and Jerusalem.

Even if a Jew chooses not to live in Israel, it is his or her duty to do all they can to ensure Israel's survival as a Jewish state. The continued existence of the Jewish state of Israel is what ensures the continued existence of all Jews around the world.

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