Context. Judaeism is both a race and religeon. There is a stark diffrence between jewish ethnicity, and jewish religeon.
Israel is not founded on the jewish religeon, but on the jewish race. 90% of the population is secular, and its founders where athiests and national socialists.
American and European Jews mainly identify by the Jewish religeon, but the Jewish religeon has a racial element to it.Your jewish Identity determined by birth, i.e. your mother's status, rather than your beliefs. Becoming a Christian is often as simple as getting baptized, and reciting "God loved the world so he gave them his only son". Becoming a Muslim is as simple as reciting "There is no god but allah, and his messenger muhammed, peace be upon him" in arabic.
Convert to judaeism? Forget about it. The proccess is extremely difficult, and many rabbis simply won't do it unless you are either marrying in, or they have some other motive or really like you. Even still, your conversion most likely won't be recognized by all of judaeism. Under biblical law you'd still be a "gate jew", and not a real jew, something attainable only through birth. Forunately if you lived in America this wouldn't be an issue, because American Jews are extremely westernized, and they don't follow this.
Oh, but thats religous standards on race, of which Americanized jews(hassids not withstanding) are notoriously lax with. Most consider themselves white, and are very accepting of their neighbors. However, Israeli standards on judaeism are soley race based with the exact same standards as nazi germany had on the subject: Two or more Jewish granparents:
Millions of your fellow worshippers were just slaughtered wholesale because of their religion
you obviously have not studied the holocaust too well. They were slaughtered for their race. A jew was not someone who believed in judaeism, but someone with two or more jewish grandparents. Secular jews, and even people with some jewish blood and no relation to the Jewish community where also sent to the camps, or at least singled out from society. Along with communists, gays, gypsies, even slavs(eastern europeans).
Time to find a place where we can at least stand up for ourselves
you can stand up for yourself anywhere for being a human being. Also exploited where roma(gypsies) and homosexuals, they never got a state for being themselves.
British promised that such a place was available in one of their colonial holdings
basicly occupied land based on imperial holdings, with original residents still living there. Israel was founded by colonists from Europe.
that place happens to be your ancestral homeland!
Ancesteral homeland of what? A race. my people insiuates race. "Blood relation" that is not extended family. That is race. This is also ridicolous. Its land your ancestors lost in some long ancient war. Its also land they gained a thousand years prior in some long ancient war as well. You have no relation to any actual flesh and blood people from that long fallen ancient empire. Just distant memories.
Your also using Hitler logic. The German people have also been pushed around for most of history. By France, Spain, England, Russia. They only became a country in 1876, with No empire, and no colonies and the traditional European powers saw them as a threat to their imperialism. But hey, it just so happens their enemies have thier "ancient homeland", where northern european people originally came from, in a lot shorter time span than the ancient Judaen empire.
Also by your logic, is that of Osama Bin Laden reviving the Islamic Caliphate from Anniulus to India, again, their ancient homeland, of which is a much shorter timespan between that and the ancient judaen empire.
Mousillini and his Rome, Saddam Hueissan and Babylonia. The list goes on, but you share a common delusion with dictatories, Fascists, and crazies. You are attemping to re-start an ancient empire soley based on you distance racial relations to its residents. Its not your fucking homeland.(If Israel sticks around another 100 years, then mabey, its actual residents could call it their homeland. History has shown conquest and genocide to be legitimate.
3) Vatican City
Is a small postage stamp size state that is a seperate nation on paper only. It is surrounded on all sides by Italy, and for most intents and purposes, is Italian. Its defended by all intents and purposes by Italy, and exists because Italy wills it.(it became independant as an act by mousolini). Its economy is part of Italy, and has too few residents and too small of an economy to affect anything peroid.
If 1930's Germany had stayed within their pre-existing borders, they could've had this alleged "Aryan" state with the world's indifferent blessing.
That seems like tacit approval of Nazi Germany as a concept. Ethnonational, yay!
me: ethnically jewish, secular, and anti-Fascist. Its not cool when you do it. Yes, I understand the level of brainwashing you recieve as a kid. I went through that too. Its bullshit, and if you really think about it with any degree of fairness, it falls apart pretty quickly.