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The rise and fall of Zionism

A Century of Settler Colonialism in Palestine: Zionism’s Entangled Project

Throughout the past century, the Zionist movement constructed the most sophisticated settler-colonial project of our age: the State of Israel. ■ Yet, while this settler-colonial project continues unabated, it is an entangled one, unable to reach the ultimate point of Jewish exclusivity in the land.

The Zionist movement emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century in Eastern and Central Europe and was initially formed “as a national revival movement, prompted by the growing pressure on Jews in those regions to assimilate totally or risk continuing persecution.”




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