Why is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitic?
Every “anti-Zionist” justifies his disgusting agenda by saying “I have Jewish friends”, “I have nothing against the Jews, I only hate Israel”.
Well here are some explanations why “Anti-Zionism” is “Anti-Semitism” (Or Judaeophobia):
- So you have Jewish friends. Good for you. I have friends which I absolutely do not agree with their ideology (left-wingers in Israel). And yet, I am friends with them. Saying you can’t be Antisemitic because you have Jewish friends is like saying “I hate Russia with all my heart, I want it to be destroyed – but I’m not a Russophobe, I have friends with Russian ancestry”. Same goes with Jews.
- If you are against ALL FORMS OF NATIONALISM, you can be Anti-Zionist, because Zionism is a form of nationalism. But if you hate Jewish nationalism specifically, saying it’s illegitimate, yet not condemning Turkish or Greek or Arab nationalism – I’m sorry, but you are an anti-semite.
- Malcolm X once said: “You can’t hate the roots of the tree without hating the tree itself”. This goes to Jews: You can’t hate Israel, your national homeland, without hating yourself. This is why “Left-wing Zionism” exists – to hide the “tree hate” – they want Israel to withdraw from Judea, Samaria, East Jerusalem (and the Kotel), Gaza strip and the Golan heights – and yet call themselves “Zionists”.
- I like the ones that differentiate between Judaism and Zionism. It’s hilarious. The idea of Zionism comes from the Hebrew Bible, from Jewish tradition, from the Jewish religion and from Jewish culture. Judaism perceives the land of Israel as the home of the Jews and Jerusalem as the capital of all Jews. In the Jewish wedding ceremony, the groom does not declare love and loyalty to the bride – he declares loyalty to Jerusalem and Israel! The groom says, when putting the ring on his wife אם אשכחך, ירושלים, תישכח ימיני, תדבק לשוני לחיכי (=If I forget thee, Jerusalem, I shall forget my right hand, may my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth), then brakes a glass cup – to symbolize the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem. One of the most important fasts in Judaism is the Tisha B’Av fast – the fast in remembrance of the Temple of Jerusalem – a fast kept for 1944 years – and will continue until the rebuilding of the Temple. The most well-known holiday outside Israel is Hanukkah - a national holiday of all Jews, all-over the world, to celebrate Jewish sovereignty over Israel and Jerusalem after the Hasmonean revolt. The locking prayer in the holiest day in Judaism (Yom Kippur; Jewish Judgment Day) goes like this: בשנה הבאה בירושלים הבנויה (=Next year in constructed [referring to the Temple] Jerusalem), which shows the hope for Jewish rule and sovereignty over Jerusalem (Zion). The yearning for Zion (Jerusalem), the yearning for national sovereignty in Israel and the constant prayer for Jewish rule over Jerusalem – all of that forms Zionism. Zionism comes entirely from Jewish tradition, bible and customs. Hating Zionism is anti-semitic.
By saying Zionism is illegitimate you announce that all forms of nationalism are illegitimate (this includes the Arab one).
By saying you are “Anti-Zionist” you go against all Jewish ideals, worship ceremonies, religion and culture – this makes you anti-semitic.
It will be easier if you just admit it.