Macron declares that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism

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Criticism of Israel, its leadership and its politics, whether misguided or not, is not generally anti-Semitic. Hatred of Jews (beyond criticism of their religion) is anti-Semitic, and so, I maintain, is anti-Zionism, which I take to be denial of the right of Israel to exist. Whatever you think about the UN vote in 1947 to establish Israel, it’s here and is a recognized country. To single it out, among all countries of the world, as a country that should disappear, is palpable anti-Semitism. And that is the goal of the BDS movement, as well as those “one-staters” like Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who know full well what would happen if they try to amalgamate Palestine and Israel. If you think that Palestinians can live in harmony with the Jews they despise in a single state, you’re delusional. That’s why I and many others favor a two-state solution, distant as that now…

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  1. Pingback: The fight against anti-Semitism is also a fight for a democratic, value-based Europe | Marcus Ampe's Space

  2. Calling anti zionism anti semitism is just the Israeli right’s way of demonising criticism of their apartheid policies in occupied Palestine.

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    • Even the United Nations has recognised Israel’s right to exist.

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      • 1. I don’t deny Israel’s right to exist. I deny their right to continue invading Palestine – what’s left of it.
        2. UN recognition is not an argument either for Zionism or against anti-Zionism – both views existed well before 1949.

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      • According to Wikipedia: Until 1948, the primary goals of Zionism were the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel, ingathering of the exiles, and liberation of Jews from the antisemitic discrimination and persecution that they experienced during their diaspora. Since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, Zionism continues primarily to advocate on behalf of Israel and to address threats to its continued existence and security.

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