FORWARD.COM: Debunking The Myth That Anti-Zionism Is Anti-Semitic

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  1. Robert Bonhoeffer

    There is no myth here, anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism.

  2. Tom O

    So devout Jews who are opposed to Zionism (mostly because they believe the Jews shouldn’t return to Israel until the Messiah appears) are anti-semitic?

  3. Robert Bonhoeffer

    Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism, a rebuttal to the above article by Beinart.

  4. Robert Bonhoeffer

    Antisemitism on parade – Everything old is new again by Joan Swirsky

  5. Tom O

    Still want to pretend that there are no Jews opposed to Zionism, Robert? Quote from my former co-worker Avner Sasson, a Jewish Israeli whose family has continually lived in the same house since biblical times: “We got along OK with the Arabs until the Zionists started moving in.”
    If the descendants of the native American tribe that once lived where your house is now located came back and told you and your neighbors to get out because God gave that land to them, what would you do?

  6. Robert Bonhoeffer

    God did give the land to the Jews as evidenced in historical scripture, through international law (San Remo Conference), archeaological finds, and the Palestinian mandate. There is no historical evidence of any such so called Palestinian people. Check out the etymological history of the word Palestine and you will see that it is the Latinized v translation of the word Philistine. The Philistines were not indiginous people to the land of Israel, but were a sea faring people that came down from the north Mediterranean Sea.

    All Zionism is, is the belief that God has given the land of Israel to the Jewish people and they have a right to their ancestral homeland.

    Regarding the Native Americans, there is no historical or religious scriptures stating that God gave them the land in the current United States, but the way it was taken from them was not right.

  7. Tom O

    Robert says not only that HIS holy book is the word of God: additionally the San Remo Conference, archaeological finds, and the Palestinian mandate also spoke for God. He doesn’t want to think about what he would do with the hypothetical native Americans in my previous comment, and he REALLY doesn’t want to think about the existence of anti-Zionist Jews.

  8. Tom O

    If the holy book of those native Americans’ religion said that their God gave them the land where Robert lives now, what would Robert do?

  9. Robert Bonhoeffer
  10. Tom O

    Reading the above-linked article, I quickly found its central lie, which is rooted in the authoritarian absolutist mindset of all theocrats: “If you agree that Israel is evil, apartheid, fascist, and repugnant, then the only possible resolution is its total destruction, its Jews exiled or exterminated.” Israeli Jews who believe their government is doing evil, repugnant things see an alternative: try to change those policies of THEIR government by the democratic process. Authoritarian theocrats can’t conceive of that alternative, or if they can, don’t want others to think about it .
    I see Robert STILL has no response to my previous 2 comments. Here’s another thing he won’t want to think about: even if Jews WERE given the land of Israel by God, they abandoned it over 1800 years ago. The the ancestors of the hypothetical native Americans in my 1:25PM3/16 comment were driven from their land by force less than 400 years ago (much less in some places.)

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