Listening to Israel's new ruling party Kadima laying out its plan to expel thousands of Jews from Judea and Samaria was disheartening. When I heard that Kadima will also give large parts of Jerusalem to the Arabs, it started to raise further concerns. And when I read that Israel's High Court allowed the participation of Arab parties whose express goal is to eliminate Israel's Jewish character, I started to develop a nagging suspicion that was later confirmed by one of Kadima's party leaders, Meir Sheetrit.
According to MK Sheetrit, "We don't have the baggage of the heritage of Zeev Jabotinsky or Berl Katzenelson on our back."
That says a lot more than many people may realize. In essence, all the above is an announcement that Kadima may not be a Zionist party altogether, even though it leads Israel's government.
It may be a government that does not believe in the right of the Jewish people to live in the Jewish homeland, and therefore it is expelling Jews from Judea and Samaria.
It certainly is a government that does not believe that Jerusalem is Israel's undivided capital, and therefore large parts of Jerusalem will be given to Arab rule.
And apparently it's a government that does not believe that Israel should be a Jewish state altogether, and therefore it allows Arab parties to run for office whose charters call for erasing Israel's Jewish character.
Taking all this into account, is Israel still a Zionist state?