Secular Vs Religion: Two Approaches To Reconstruct Zionism In American Terminology
West Point Press
"Recently, historians such as Melvin I. Urofsky and David Ellenson have noted that the cultural, social, and political contexts of the United States shaped the particular visionary and ideological framework of the American branch of the Zionist movement. Unlike its European counterpart, the twentieth-century American Zionist movement portrayed itself as faithful to American ideals such as democracy, freedom, equity, humanity, and justice. American Zionists argued that their Zionist pursuit—namely the social justice for the persecuted remnants of the diaspora Jews in Eastern Europe and elsewhere—was identical with the ethos that animated their Jewish and American identities. The compatibility of Jewish nationalism, American ideals, and American patriotism is itself an intellectual power that kindled the spark of political enthusiasm of American Jews to engage themselves in the American Zionist movement..."
Mi, Jinze. “Secular Vs Religion: Two Approaches To Reconstruct Zionism In American Terminology.” West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 13 (Spring 2023): 152-163.