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There is a growing trend outside and within Israel itself to oppose the atrocious polices of the state of Israel. When a non Jew speaks out against these policies he is automatically labelled an anti-Semite. A Jew in that position is simply called a self hater. Both of these groups are growing daily. More and more Jews are realising that the state’s policies are actually working against them, as well as the state itself. Yes, there is real anti-Semitism in this world today. Much of it is manifested in the opposition to Israeli policies, raising the question of ‘is anti zionism anti-Semitism in disguise’? In some cases yes, this is the case…. but in most cases it’s not. What implication does that have for the Jews themselves that find themselves in the growing anti zionist camp? What about the Jewish Israelis that shout out, loud and clear, NOT IN MY NAME!
Avraham Burg, former head of the World Jewish Agency and former Speaker of the Knesset;
Shulamit Aloni, a former Minister of Education;
Yossi Sarid a former Knesset member and past leader of Meretz; Uri Avnery former Knesset member and leader of Gush Shalom; the late Israel Shahak former Chair of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights; former General and Knessett Member Mattityahu Peled;
Meron Benvenisti, former Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem;
Jeff Halper head of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions;
Felica Langer, a well known human rights lawyer;
Michael Warschawski, co-founder of the Alternative Information Center; University of Oxford historian Avi Shalim;
Eitan Bronstein Chair of Zochrot, which means “Remember,” and works to remind Israelis about the Nakba or Palestinian catastrophe;
the late linguist and journalist Tanya Reinhart;
New Israeli Historian Ilan Pappe; Uri Davis, author of Israel: An Apartheid State (London: Zed Books, 1987);
Tikva Honig-Parnass, editor of Between the Lines;
and journalists Gideon Levy, Amira Hass, A.B. Yehoshua, Yitzhak Laor, Akiva Eldar, Meron Rapoport, B. Michael, and Gideon Spiro to name only a few of the many Israelis who are anti-Zionist, non-Zionist or extremely critical of Zionism and Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians.
Is it Anti-Semitic to Defend Palestinian Human Rights? Jewish Opposition to Zionism Edward C. Corrigan
All across Canada and in the United States, there is an organized campaign to suppress criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. The campaign is especially strong on university campuses where many voices have been raised in support of human rights for the Palestinians.
One such example is the attempt to suppress the Public Interest Research Group, founded by Ralph Nader, at the University of Ottawa for their support for Palestinian human rights.
(author of many books on Israel and Zionism including Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict (Verso Press, New York, 1995) and Joel Kovel (author of Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine (Pluto Press: London, 2007))
Another tactic is to smear such individuals who have supported the Palestinians with allegations of anti-Semitism. One such individual was Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu. A few complaints from the Jewish community led to the Noble Prize winner being banned from speaking on campus by the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Tutu was attacked because of statements he made criticizing Israeli policy toward the Palestinians that some Jewish individuals said were “anti Semitic.”
Professor Bill Robinson was also a target of a similar campaign about alleged anti Semitism to get him fired at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Ultimately the University administration defended Robinson’s academic freedom and the right to express his opinions in his global politics class. Robinson, who is Jewish, distributed an email prepared by a pro-Palestinian Jewish activist that compared the Israeli attack on Gaza to the Nazi attack on the Warsaw Ghetto.
Sir Gerald Kaufman, one of the founders of Independent Jewish Voices in Britain, also used his position as a Member of Parliament in London, England to criticize Israeli policy toward the Palestinians. Members of Kaufman’s family perished at the hands of the Nazis and in the Holocaust. As one of the U.K.’s harshest critics of Israeli policies, Kaufman routinely compared the Jewish state’s treatment of Palestinians to Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews.
these other Jewish people need to grow a pair and get a since of humor imo
I've got to say, Judaism is a religion, but it also comes close to defining a race. That being said, the practicing non Zionist, non practicing atheist, etc are some of the nicest People I've ever come in contact with.
Imho, zionism is a political idealogy which pretends to favour and work on behalf of jews
Jews at the helm of ostensibly non-Jewish organizations
(New listing at JTR, ever-growing. This list could go on for miles. It is only a sampling.)