I’m anti-occupation because I’m a Zionist, not despite it.

Harrison Engler, The Jewish News, October 16, 2020

“Personally, it was on a seminar run by Yachad (whom many UJIA-funded youth movements work with), as part of my Habonim Dror gap year programme (proudly supported by UJIA) that my own connection to Israel became most crystallised. I am not a Zionist despite being anti-occupation, and I am not anti-occupation despite being a Zionist. I am anti-occupation because I am a Zionist, because I believe in the potential of a Jewish national home to be a light unto the nations and a beacon for peace and democracy. I will never stop striving towards that vision, and I am forever grateful for the support of UJIA in helping me build towards that goal.”

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