In recent years, Zionism has unjustly been given a reputation that contradicts the reality of the movement. Those who oppose Zionism have tried to paint the movement as a band of right-wing colonialists. In reality, Zionists are simply those who believe that the Jewish people have a right to self-determination in their ancestral homeland – Israel, no matter their political leaning.
‘This is What a Zionist Looks Like’ is a campaign which shows that anyone can be a Zionist – not just those politically minded. The campaign, spearheaded by CAMERA on Campus, already has more than 500 followers on Instagram – a wide variety of people who are Zionists and are proud to be so. Campaign participants range from vocal Israel activists on campus, like me, to more passive supporters who are less engaged politically. The wide span of campaign participants shows that — regardless of race, religion or gender — anyone can be a Zionist.
Click here to read the full article in The Times of Israel.
Contributed by 2019-2020 University of Leeds CAMERA Fellow and incoming UK Campus Associate Millie Walker.