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Zionism's long history

The chronology ``Highlights of Zionist History,'' Jan. 25, is misleading: It starts in 1882 with Jewish immigrants arriving in Palestine from East Europe, rather than at the beginning of Zionist history. Zionism is comparable to other nationalistic movements.

Despite the fact that many Jews have been kicked out of Israel for over 2,500 years, there have always been Jews living in Israel since the time of Moses. As a matter of fact, Jerusalem has had a majority population of Jews for thousands of years. Because it was a political situation, the royalty and government leaders were expelled from Israel. Many Jews continued to live in Israel, but the yearning to return of those who were expelled was always present. Yale J. Berry, Boston

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