Competitive Exams: Political Science Study Material: Glossary Z

Political Science Glossary: Z

Zionism

It refers to the consciousness of unity and nationhood among the Jews. The movement of Zionism started in late 19th century and influenced all the Jews scattered throughout the world. The idea of Zionism aims at uniting all the Jews and establishing their own Nation-State in the territories occupied by the Palestinians. With support of the world powers, the Nation-State of the Jews, called Israel came into being in 1948.

Zero Hour

It is a period which follows after the Question Hour when the members raise any issue of public importance on very short or even without any notice. The procedure is not recognized under the Rules and Procedures of the Parliament, but has become conventional since 1970's.