The original predicament of Jews can easily be explained in Leninist terms. The Nazis used the Jews as a scapegoat for the internal contradictions of capitalism. The current predicament of Jews can be explained in Marxist terms. The British and American imperialists took advantage of the class antagonisms created by the holocaust to create a pragmatic gateway for US imperialism and promote Jews up to the bourgeois class. Living as a cosmopolitan capitalist in Palestine may seem dangerous, but in comparison to Nazi Germany, it is less dangerous.
My view of Jews who support the current state of Israel is not that they are chess masters, but they are pawns who are used by imperialists who laugh behind their backs. Who else other than people who had recently been mass murdered would view living next to suicide bombers as relatively safe? They may think they are fighting back against Antisemitism and credit the success of Zionism to their own hard work, when the reality is that Israel has succeeded only because a major world power backed it with building an empire in mind.
Note that it is my opinion that some form of Jewish nationalism could exist if it was not artificially supported by global capitalism and did not exist on top of other peoples. If Jews were really concerned about preserving the people, and not about preserving access to money and power, then the real solution would have been to set up a community like the Amish for Orthodox Jews. The caste hierarchy over top of other peoples in the near east does not protect the Jewish people or uphold the Torah, but gives the American Octopus an extra Arm. I actually laugh at people who argue that Israel contradicts the interests of the American system. They argue that Jews control the government at the expense of the American system and usually post on forums like vnnforum.com.
If the imperialists had their way, they would have supported a state that was capitalist but not a specifically Jewish state. But out of the options available, Zionism was the most realistic option for US imperialists to take advantage of. Israel is more cosmopolitan than hardcore Zionists would prefer. The state of Israel as we know it survives only because of its utility to Western Imperialists. When the American system dies, the state of Israel will also die. The state of Israel has also become a bit of a spoiled brat as well, because it survives not due to its own infrastructure but due to its importance to America’s “global capitalism.”
Without American influence and aid, both market forces (with Arabs) and Arab military resistance would force Israel to lose its Jewish identity as it lives over top of other peoples. Israel instead found a business partner across the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea in America. While it is true that capitalism is by nature open bordered and in favor of free movement and markets, Zionists provided the most realistic way for US imperialists to gain access to Palestine. Supporters of the current capitalist order seek to spread the order to maximize profits and prevent political opposition. While George Washington may have spoke of foreign entanglements, today’s world is a world with global interaction. Tomorrow’s world can be a world of Socialism, and that would allow Jews to create a state that is very different from the current one.