When I thought about Zionism
I thought about a homeland
I thought about justice
I thought about democracy

When I thought about Zionism
I thought about adherence to certain ideals
of fairness, and equality
I thought about the struggle for freedom
when I thought about Zionism

But if Zionism is not these things
if Zionism is really about
oppression, domination, and racism
then I cannot support Zionism

Zionism must be about
two states for two peoples
justice and equality for all
Zionism must be about peace

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