Zionism is Not Colonialism
- Every colonial enterprise represented or derived from an existing mother country or group of countries – Zionism did not.
- No other colonial enterprise viewed itself as returning to its homeland – Zionism did.
- No other modern colonial enterprise was driven by the desire of the colonizers to escape persecution and discrimination – Zionism was.
- No other colonial enterprise viewed its colonial ambition as being part and parcel of their national cultural, psychological and moral renewal – Zionism did.
- No other colonial enterprise satisfied itself with only one colony – Zionism did.
- No other colonial enterprise desired so passionately to settle a land devoid of natural resources – Zionism did.
- No other colonial enterprise desired to create an independent state (all the others saw themselves as dependent colonies of the mother country) – Zionism did.
- No other colonial enterprise desired to create an entirely new society – Zionism did.
- In other words, Zionism is unique (just like the rest of Jewish history) and thus the Middle East conflict is unique.