Links and materials (please check back regularly as we will upload new materials each week)
Our final publication of this year’s Zionism Month is a new edition of our booklet of essays about Zionism.
Zionists come from all walks of life, which is why this year we decided to republish the booklet with extra contributions and a new foreword.
At a time when Israel is under attack, these essays could not be more timely: download here
Watch our video “The Z Word: What Zionism means to me, as a non-Jew”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5h_G8-eHgs
We have launched a fun online quiz “What type of Zionist are you?” – you can take it here: https://uquiz.com/quiz/990nie/what-type-of-zionist-are-you There are many different types of Zionism. Take this quiz to find out which type of Zionism you are most aligned with, then share the result online.
Add a Twibbon to your Twitter account: http://twibbon.com/support/what-is-zionism-month
Add a frame to your Facebook account: www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/?selected_overlay_id=375108296917189
Case for Israel flyer: download here
Israel and Zionism Know Your Facts booklet: download here
'What they said about Zionism' booklet: download here
Minorities in Israel booklet: download here
Campaign Pack: download here
WBII and the ZF will be jointly hosting a special online talk to celebrate 73 years since the signing of Israel’s Declaration of Independence: ‘Against All Odds: The Declaration of Independence’ will be held on Wednesday 12 May at 6pm with guest speaker Professor Paula Kabalo, director of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at Ben-Gurion University. Register here now: www.tinyurl.com/declaration-il
Take part in our competition by telling us why you are a Zionist
To enter our competition simply explain why you are a Zionist on your Twitter or Instagram account, and tag the post with the hashtag #WhyImAZionist so that we can see your post.
The winner will be judged by the ZF and WBII and will win Gil Troy’s book ‘The Zionist Ideas: Visions for the Jewish Homeland—Then, Now, Tomorrow’ and a signed copy of the album by Israeli singer Idan Raichel ‘At the Edge of the Beginning.’
About Zionism Month
The month of positive promotional activity about the concept of Zionism is being promoted jointly by We Believe in Israel (WBII) and the Zionist Federation (ZF).
We want to spread an understanding both of the historical logic and context behind the Zionist movement and the creation of Israel, and the contemporary necessity for Jewish (and other peoples’) national self-determination.
How do we define Zionism?
There are many different strands of Zionist thought. All of these can be celebrated during Zionism Month.
One aim is to promote Zionism month to audiences outside the Jewish Community, promoting a simple core understanding of Zionism that all Zionists can agree on but which may not be familiar to people in the UK who have only heard the word Zionism used pejoratively by Israel’s enemies.
We are therefore describing Zionism as support for Jewish national self-determination through the creation, existence, and continued support for a Jewish State in Israel.
When is Zionism month 2021?
April 12-May 14 seemed the most appropriate period because it coincides with Theodore Herzl’s birthday (2 May), Yom Hazikaron (Israel’s Remembrance day 13-14 April) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day -14-15 April) as well as the Gregorian anniversary of Israeli Independence (14 May).
Out of respect for the Royal Family, and to observe the mourning period for His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, we chose to delay the launch of Zionism Month to Monday 19 April.
We are organising this month of activity with these objectives:
Objective 1: To re-establish the core arguments for Israel’s legitimacy as a state and the core case for the Zionist project with key political stakeholders and the wider public.
Objective 2: To reinvigorate the conversation around, and engagement with Zionism.
Objective 3: For people to be able to talk about their identity and beliefs in a positive way