echinococcus - She's engaging with the culture that's occupying her ancestral homeland. I don't see that as collaboration; but rather as confrontation. I think it takes a lot of guts, on her part; entering the belly of the beast. You'd seriously prefer that she attend another American university? How is that going to help the cause of Palestine? And, yes, she's been disadvantaged, by the Zionist takeover of Palestine, even though she ended up in America. Therefor, she too deserves access to whichever resources she wants to get her to where she's going, which is to effectively serve her people, however she sees the need. Seriously, where do you think the future leaders of Palestine are going to come from? You think it's irrelevant, that the Israeli Prime Minister is an American? No, it makes perfect sense, that he is; because the USA is the superpower that decides what happens in Palestine. He comes here, and talks American; and our pathetic excuses for leaders, feel comfortable. How comfortable do you think they felt with Arafat? Not much. She's the woman, who can say it, so our idiots can understand. And this is definitely part of the vision, of the purpose of Hebrew University, as foreseen by its founder: Judah L. Magnes, American. He endured decades of Zio-fascist crap, for what? So we could feel all righteous, giving grief to a determined young Palestinian-American pursuing her destiny as she sees it? Wrong. He had a vision of Palestine that would transcend mere Zionism, and become a model of peace and cooperation for the world. He laid this stepping-stone for her; and she is his legacy. Which is how Human rolls; and how Earth is redeemed.
And the Settlers, from the Diaspora; should they go back, too? No, because God loves them so much. Arab farmers, planting and caring for olive trees, they must go; while punk suprema-Jews, destroying olive trees, they'll stay. Yeah, because clearly, that's what The Land wants. Jews need a Homeland, as there we're the Masters. Power; sweet.
It wasn't the same Reform Jews, as those who'd rejected Jewish nationalism, who accepted Zionism. It was a generation later; and, it included newly-immigrated European Reform Jews, who weren't integrated Americans. Although there were some early-20th-century Reform Jews who did put up a good fight against Zionism, there were enough who yielded to the excitement of the new cause, to enable tipping the movement away from its founding principles. And it was, to some degree, a reaction to America slamming the door to further Jewish immigration, because of America's difficulty in digesting all those tribal luftmenschen, prone to either radical socialism or shyster capitalism. Zion was attractive, as someplace else to direct the tide of European Jews; and, as an anti-assimilationist, Gentile-free, health-ghetto utopian experiment. It seems possible, so far, for Reform Jews to live in their progressive pockets, within the fundamentalist-military-nationalist Israeli mainstream; while living their zio-utopian dream. But Reform-Zionism has no future among Diaspora youth, who can see Zion for what it really was destined to become.
No-one wanted to divide the Land. The Zionists agreed to Partition, only because they saw it as their first step in getting all the land. The American Zionists went to the small, 3rd-world, UN-member nations, who of course supported Palesitinian self-determination, and threatened them, that if they voted against partition, the Zionist lobby would then prevent their receipt of any US aid. Magnes clearly saw that Partition would result in endless war and hatred. He begged President Truman, to oppose any unnatural partition, and for the US to instead take up the Mandate, and organize Jews and Arabs to govern Palestine together. But Truman was a Protestant rube who wanted Jews' 'return' to the Holy Land, where Jesus could find them all. Wait; does this mean, we can't just sit back, and let the US President solve all our problems? No, that's treasonous crazytalk! Hail to the Chief.
"Someday Returning to Zion," for Jews, was an abstract belief in reunification in the distant future, as a means of preserving tribal identity and loyalty in the Diaspora. The idea of a Jewish state was broadly considered highly dangerous, sure to provoke antisemitic backlash. But when nationalism, which had been seen as "false messiah," swept through Europe in the 19th century, Jews weren't all immune. In the 20th century, successful/integrated Diaspora Jews, fearing for their status, fought back against Jewish nationalism; but were outnumbered by the new waves of poor immigrant Jews, excited by the prospect of a Jewish land-grab. Everyone knew that Arabs would need to be removed; but, brown-skinned, rural people, in general, weren't considered fully human. Magnes was one of the few Americans to actually move there, with his family; and, unlike the Europeans, for whom racism was the norm, he could see that the only realistic path of peace, was bi-nationalism. But being 'right,' and $2, will get you a cup of coffee; as they say. '2000-Year-Return,' was re-crafted for defending the indefensible. As predicted, a state is turbocharging global antisemitism; and, the Diaspora increasingly recognizes this liability; especially now early Israeli secularism has waned, and religious-nationalism dominates. But still, many good folks, like this lady in white, just can't let go her identity-nation's beachfront property. It's safe to assume, Diaspora Zionists will hang on to their ethno-colony; 'til finally forced, by political realities, to loose their ownership grip, and let it return to its own people.