In spite of its classical or partial forms of Replacement Theology, Evangelicalism strongly supported the concept and implementation of modern Zionism. European nationalism provoked persecuted Jewry to seriously embrace the dream of a restored Jewish state.  Final resistance was largely silenced in the wake of the Holocaust and Israel became a nation in 1948.  Just as Jewish pioneers had poured into the Land in the 19th century, the Jewish return to Zion grew in strength pre-WW2 and again after statehood was proclaimed.  A Hebrew-speaking Israel has quickly become the center of the Jewish world with more than half of world Jewry living in the Land of Israel today.  Our course highlights particular events and personalities that thrust the Zionist cause into its present reality.