Love your innocent "just asking" attitude. Zionism is the nationalism of the jews - The state religion of Israel. One can be a moslem or even a christian zionist. The Jews-a people with a common language and history joined the 19th century trend to also have a sovereign territory - army - government - stamps etc. One can be a Jew and believe in the law of moses and an interventionist god and moral code and not be a zionist. The Israeli state claims to speak for jews worldwide but it is substituting the state for religion. This is common in our world that is ruled by nation states. I wish to point out Albert Einstein's take on this. When asked to be the first president of Israel. "Nationalism is a childhood disease of the human race and if I were president (of Israel) I would need to tell Israelis things they do not want to hear. Jesus of Nazereth (another Jew) said: my kingdom is not of this world. Akhotkha says: we are post-zionist, Hitler is dead. and a worship of land or volk is just a stumbling block on the way to truth.