Is Zionism a late 19th century national movement aimed at achieving a state for the homeless Jewish people? Or is Zionism a modern word for an ancient struggle for Jewish liberation stretching back thousands of years?
Do we relate to the Jewish people as an object with a problem (anti-Semitism, statelessness, assimilation, etc.) for Zionism to solve? Or do we self-identify as a subject with desires (including self-determination in our homeland so that we may actualize a greater vision for all humankind)?
Was the Jewish return to our soil merely an act of running away from persecution? Or are we racing towards the attainment of an ancient dream?
Was the establishment of a Jewish state Zionism’s ultimate goal? Or is the State of Israel merely a tool with which to now achieve our ancient national aspirations?