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Harm: Zionism

As ideology, we understand Zionism to be a form of white supremacy that supports the colonization of Palestine by a settler population. Zionism begins in the 19th century; both its origins and its continuing political power are in Europe and the United States (also a colonial-settler state). As a material project, Zionism is the continued presence of settler-colonists on land in Palestine and their dominance over land, resources and politics. Support for the continued existence of a colonial-settler state anywhere in historic Palestine, or for colonial-settlers continuing to hold land there - whether on land colonized through various processes before 1948, land on which a settler-state was declared in 1948, or on land under occupation and colonization since 1967 - is Zionism.

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