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  • “The Zionist Imperative”

    Posted by Jonathan on January 29th, 2012 (All posts by )

    Caroline Glick:

    Today’s principal form of Jew-hatred is anti- Zionism. Anti-Zionism is similar to previous dominant forms of Jew hatred such as Christian anti-Judaism, xenophobic and racist anti- Semitism, and Communist anti-Jewish cosmopolitanism in the sense that it takes dominant, popular social trends and turns them against the Jews. Anti-Zionism’s current predominance owes to the convergence of several popular social trends which include Western post-nationalism, and anti-colonialism.

    Worth reading in full.

    UPDATE: David Foster provides a link to a well written blog post about a BDS conference at U. Penn.


    6 Responses to ““The Zionist Imperative””

    1. David Foster Says:

      Related: the boycott Israel conference at the University of Pennsylvaia

    2. PenGun Says:

      Any one who looks at the history of Israel at all closely can easily conclude Zionism is only good for the Jews. The Palestinians … not so much.

      So I am an anti Semite now I guess.

    3. Jonathan Says:

      You were already an anti-semite.

      I think the part about Zionism that you don’t like is that it’s good for the Jews. If you were concerned about the welfare of the Palestinian Arabs, who enjoy more freedom and opportunity in Israel than do most Arabs in the Arab world, you might focus your moral microscope on the Palestinians’ own leaders and the leaders of the various Arab countries.

    4. PenGun Says:

      Whatever you say. I mean you use Caroline for a source so little that has reason will penetrate.

      OK I am an Anti Semite and I would imagine a Terrorist as well.

      So far have you come with the naming of things. ;)

    5. Anonymous Says:

      “So I am an anti Semite now I guess.” Troll-like, or maybe even serious (semi-conscious self-enlightenment?), why bring it up?

    6. PenGun Says:

      “So I am an anti Semite now I guess.” Troll-like, or maybe even serious (semi-conscious self-enlightenment?), why bring it up?”

      To point out how any opposition, no matter the cause, to anything Israel does will result in a charge of Antisemitism.