Several recent articles that I came across addressed similar issues within an overriding theme: how the “new” politically correct anti-Zionism (or anti-Israelism if you wish) is simply the old-fashioned anti-Semitism in disguise.
First amongst these articles, in the Jewish Daily Forward, was an address by Judea Pearl, father of the journalist Daniel Pearl who was murdered by Al Qaeda terrorists, who spoke at the Simon Wiesenthal Center this week. (h/t Israel Matzav). Mr. Pearl stated that anti-Zionism is worse than anti-Semitism:
He called anti-Zionism, which he defined as the denial of Israel’s right to exist in the family of nations, as “the worst form of racism.” Unlike anti-Semitism, he said, it carries a measure of social acceptance, and it “hides itself in the cloak of political debate.”
Those who think anti-Semitism, especially as it colors debate about Israel in the United States, is the greater danger are mistaken…
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