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Zionism (n.)

1896, "movement for forming (later supporting) a Jewish national state in Palestine," from German Zionismus (from Zion + Latin-derived suffix -ismus; see -ism); the German word is first attested 1886 in "Selbstemancipation," by "Matthias Acher" (pseudonym of Nathan Birnbaum (1864-1937)).

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Definitions of Zionism from WordNet

Zionism (n.)
a policy for establishing and developing a national homeland for Jews in Palestine;
Zionism (n.)
a movement of world Jewry that arose late in the 19th century with the aim of creating a Jewish state in Palestine;
Synonyms: Zionist movement
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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