Israeli soldiers and relatives of new Jewish immigrants from the U.S. and Canada, wave Israeli flags to welcome them as they arrive at Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

Israel, Zionism And Judaism: Separating A National Identity From A Religious One

“Judaism is a religion and Zionism is a movement. For a lot of people, they don’t have a connection to a Jewish institution or community, so they look at Israel as a Jewish community,” an organizer for Jewish Voice for Peace tells MintPress.