an·​ti-Zi·​on·​ism ˌan-tē-ˈzī-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce anti-Zionism (audio)
: opposition to the establishment or support of the state of Israel : opposition to Zionism
The author also suffers from a reflexive anti-Zionism that, fortunately, mars only a few portions of his text.Randall Rothenberg
anti-Zionist adjective
One week later two orthodox Jews were badly beaten one block from the UC Berkeley campus, and anti-Zionist graffiti appeared on sidewalks and buildings near the school. Karen Alexander
anti-Zionist noun
Hans Morgenthau was an anti-Zionist … until the 1967 war, when his pride in Israel's triumph led him gradually to redefine his Jewish identity. Monroe K. Spears

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Zionism was in 1898

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-Zionism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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