‘“Only Jews here. Only Jews.”

So announced Israelis from the Kiryat Arba settlement in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron last week.

It is one of only a few phrases blared through a loudspeaker at their Palestinian neighbors last Thursday evening that wasn’t sexually violent, vulgar or insulting and degrading to Muslims.

It also speaks to the core of Israel’s state ideology, Zionism.

It is an ideology that justifies a few hundred Jewish settlers living under the guard of a massive military force in one of the largest Palestinian cities in the West Bank.’