This point needs a bit of elaboration. Zionism, according to its early mentors, was set to ‘civilize’ the Jew by means of ‘nationalization’. Early Zionists contended that that the diasporic Jewish existence was actually ‘uncivilized’. Interestingly enough, in spite of the Zionist dream, Hebrew doesn’t offer its users a word for ‘civilization’ and this is not exactly a coincidence. When Palestinian Israeli MK Azmi Bishara suggested to civilize the Jewish State and transform it into a ‘State of its Citizens’ he became Israel’s ‘No 1 enemy.’ He had to run for his life.