Early Zionism and The Settling of Palestine

Matthew Gindin
21 min readNov 29, 2022
Photo by cottonbro studio: https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-of-the-flag-of-israel-4033852/

The Holy Land Before Zionism

Jews lost all power in our homeland in 136 CE after the Bar Kokhba revolt was crushed by the Roman Empire. By then it had been some time since Jews had ruled the region the Hebrew Bible says was promised to us by God. The area had been shrunk by the conquests of the Egyptians, Assyrians and Babylonians, as well as back and forth struggles for land with the…