There is no sense in being against the oppression of a people if you are not for the freedom of that people. There is no sense in being against anti-Semitism if you are not a Zionist
– Chloé Simone Valdary
Zionism is the political manifestation of the radical notion that Jews should be free. Dig that.
– Chloé Simone Valdary
Zionism is the political manifestation of the radical notion that Jews should be free. It is the direct response to anti-Semitism. So to say you are anti-Zionist but not anti-Semitic is to contradict yourself. It really isn’t that difficult to comprehend.
Anti-Semitism is Rome slaughtering Jews and forcing them from their land.
Zionism is returning to that land.
Anti-Semitism is the Greek empire forcing Jews to give up their religion and also force them from their land.
Zionism is returning to that land, or, in this case, not letting the Greeks uproot them in the first place. (I’m sure you’ve heard of Hanukkah.)
Anti-Semitism is the pogrom in Kishnev.
Zionism is Max Nordau’s call for Jews to have “Jewish muscle” and take the power back.
Anti-Semitism is the depths of the gas chamber
Zionism is the Betar anthem and the reunification of Jerusalem aka Zion.
You cannot have a desire to end anti-Semitism – which is a philosophy that champions Jewish enslavement – IF YOU ARE NOT A FAN OF ZIONISM which champions Jewish freedom.
Anti-Semitism is the use of politics to disenfranchise the Jewish people.
Zionism is the use of politics to enfranchise the Jewish people through their collective self-determination.
If you are against Jews having the power to decide their own fate, THAT IS ANTISEMITISM. Its also anti-Zionism.
If you are against Jews having the power to defend themselves against attack, THAT IS ANTISEMITISM. It is also anti-Zionism.
Now of course you have the complete freedom of speech to espouse racist ideas. But don’t conflate the freedom to say something, with the idea that what you are saying has anything to do with freedom. If you are an anti-Zionist, then you’re not for freedom.
Zionism is anti-colonialist in that it fights against outsiders who invaded and colonized it over the centuries during the Diaspora. It is not a colonial movement, it is a national liberation movement.
By “Elder of Ziyon”, Why calling Zionism colonialist is false – and antisemitic
“If Leftists were true to themselves, and honest, they would acknowledge that Israel is the embodiment of anti-colonialism, having ended 2000 years of invasion, imperialism and colonialism.
- Ken Dodd