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What political movement's name derives from a word that means "height" in Hebrew?




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Answer: Zionism

The word Zionism - which was coined in 1893 by Nathan Birnbaum, a leader of Viennese Jewish students - denotes a movement for the re-establishment of the state of Israel. It derives from the Hebrew word Tzion, height, the name of a Canaanite hill fortress in Jerusalem captured by David.


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