“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.