Why Anti-Zionism = Anti-Semitism= Racism

10.06. 2006
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I don’t always agree with Dennis Prager, but this time he got it right. Explaining why anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism he wrote:


Imagine
someone saying that he seeks the destruction of Italy because he
regards Italian national identity as racist. Further, imagine that this
person constantly denies being anti-Italian, because he does not hate
all Italians, only Italy and all those who believe Italy should exist.
Now
substitute "Jewish" for "Italian" and "Israel" for "Italy" and you
understand the absurdity of the argument that one can be anti-Zionist
but not anti-Jewish.


Among
the many lies that permeate the modern world, none is greater — or
easier to refute — than the claim that Zionism is not an integral part
of Judaism or the claim that anti-Zionism is unrelated to antisemitism.
…When
people isolate the one Jewish state in the world for sanctions,
opprobrium and delegitimizing, they are doing so because it is the
Jewish state. And that, quite simply, is why anti-Zionism is simply
another form of Jew-hatred.

You can criticize Israel all you
want. That does not make you an antisemite. But if you are an
anti-Zionist or advocate the destruction of the Jewish state, then
let’s be clear: You are an enemy of the Jews and of Judaism, and the
word for such a person is antisemite.

Actually, if you want to destroy the national state of any people, you are a racist, and a few other bad things as well.
Ami Isseroff

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