War has been abolished, albeit imperfectly: what do the exceptions prove about the rule of international law?
"Zionism has perhaps a longer history among Christians than among Jews" -- But this, as I'm sure you know, is recited three times per day since at least the 5th Century, maybe since at least the 3rd century (Artscroll translation): "Sound the great shofar for our freedom, raise the banner to gather our exiles and gather us together from the four corners of the earth. Blessed are you, Hashem, who gathers in the dispersed of his people Israel. ... And to Jerusalem, your city, may you return in compassion, and may you rest within it, as you have spoken. May you rebuild it soon in our days as an eternal structure, and may you speedily establish the throne of David within it. Blessed are you, Hashem, the builder of Jerusalem. ... May our eyes behold your return to Zion in compassion. Blessed are you, Hashem, who restores his presence to Zion."