Zionize

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • Zionise (non-Oxford British spelling)

Etymology[edit]

Zion +‎ -ize

Verb[edit]

Zionize ‎(third-person singular simple present Zionizes, present participle Zionizing, simple past and past participle Zionized)

  1. (sometimes pejorative) To transform into something Jewish or Israel-like and by extension to remove Arabs, Muslims, Christians, and other non-Jews or non-Israel-like things
  2. To make something Zion-like

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Usage notes[edit]

This term is often used in regard to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and as such is often charged with controversy, emotion, politics, and a very wide latitude of nuance and context.