On the matter of Anti-Zionism
In response to this article by Brian Klug, posted Tuesday, 5:02 PM
I don’t see a problem with this article. It is making a distinction between legitimate criticism of Israel as a political entity, and the Jewish People, quite frankly along the same lines as the table in my Blog.Anti-Zionism is not always synonymous with Antisemitism – it can be, especially from certain radical factions on the Far Left and Right, but to oppose Israeli expansion out-side (I say 1948, others say 1967 borders) Israel proper is not Antisemitism, even if it is Anti-Zionism. Nor is it Antisemitism to oppose human rights violations or war crimes committed by Israel – as the article says – it becomes dangerous when there are double standards involved, or when the entire Jewish People is implicated, or when those human rights violations and war-crimes are attributed to the perpetrators’ Jewishness.
Israel is the Homeland of the Jews, also for those who do not live their, because for most, whether they are religious or not, it is as close as they feel they ever going to get to a fulfillment of a promise to their forefathers.
The only thing I do NOT agree with is the idea of Jews not being a People.