Take a look at this post
, riffing on “Exodus” – the movie with Paul Newman that provided what Edward Said called “The main narrative model that [still] dominates American thinking” about Israel” for a whole generation, and whose memes still are still circulated widely in the culture by influential members of that generation.
It's interesting that the film is never
shown now, and I think that’s because it actually presents some of the nastier elements of the Zionist strategy, which makes it much more problematic as a vehicle for promoting Zionism to a younger generation. It emphatically demonstrates, for example, the hypocrisy of Israel’s complaints about “human shields.”
The memes have gone off the rails, and the younger members of these congregations have a completely different "lived relation" to Israel and Zionism.