Actually, there's nothing "liberal" about viewing white supremacy and patriarchy as part and parcel of capitalist/colonialist domination and oppression, in its service and even predating it. Your either/or approach is simplistic, and reactionary.
Engels: "Marx and I are ourselves partly to blame for the fact that the younger people sometimes lay more stress on the economic side than is due to it. We had to emphasise the main principle vis-à-vis our adversaries, who denied it, and we had not always the time, the place or the opportunity to give their due to the other elements involved in the interaction...According to the materialist conception of history, the ultimately determining element in history is the production and reproduction of real life. Other than this neither Marx nor I have ever asserted. Hence if somebody twists this into saying that the economic element is the only determining one, he transforms that proposition into a meaningless, abstract, senseless phrase. The economic situation is the basis, but the various elements of the superstructure — political forms of the class struggle and its results, to wit: constitutions established by the victorious class after a successful battle, etc., juridical forms, and even the reflexes of all these actual struggles in the brains of the participants, political, juristic, philosophical theories, religious views and their further development into systems of dogmas — also exercise their influence upon the course of the historical struggles and in many cases preponderate in determining their form."
Thanks for reading, Yonah.
Yes, Zionism indeed did not appear out of thin air, and I never make that claim, quite the contrary.
This piece is not meant to deal exclusively with the historic roots of Zionism, though there are links to articles that have more information on this issue where relevant. Info on this is available.
There are many other expressions of Judaism, which are not necessarily wed to a nationalistic, fundamentalist, settler colonialist vision that oppresses and dispossesses. In fact, Zionism as a messianic movement was shunned by most Jews, as stated, before the Nazi regime implemented its genocidal policies.
Moses Menuhin wrote about all this in his book "Not by might, nor by power", which I reviewed for Mondoweiss: https://mondoweiss.net/2017/09/jewish-atonement-zionism/