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Zionism Syllabification: Zi·on·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈzīəˌnizəm/

Definition of Zionism in English:


A movement for (originally) the re-establishment and (now) the development and protection of a Jewish nation in what is now Israel. It was established as a political organization in 1897 under Theodor Herzl, and was later led by Chaim Weizmann.
Example sentences
  • Religious, cultural, and political differences, including Zionism, divided Jewish immigrants, old and new, into numerous conflicting camps.
  • The pamphlet details the history of Zionism, the political movement for a Jewish homeland.
  • We diverged politically and personally as time went on, especially on issues of Jewish identity and Zionism / Israel, but remained in permanent dialogue.


Pronunciation: /ˈzīənəst/
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Secondly, I am led to believe that you are both Zionists (from the Zionist nature of your article).
  • They were joined by a new religious force - fundamentalist Apostolic and Zionist churches.
  • The military needs of the political Zionists coincided with those of the religious Zionists.
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