Exposing the fallacy of
anti-Zionism equaling anti-Semitism
By Khalid Amayreh
21 September, 2008
Influential Zionist circles around the world have been bullying western
governments to promulgate legislations that would incriminate critics of Israel on the ground that anti-Zionism is actually
anti-Semitism in disguise.
The Zionist efforts have not been a complete failure as some western
politicians and lawmakers are shamelessly parroting the Zionist canard,
ignoring the huge chasm between the pathological hatred of Jews, commonly known
as anti-Semitism or Judeophobia, and the moral rejection of Israel 's
manifestly criminal policies toward the Palestinian
In recent years, a famous French author was found guilty of displaying
"anti-Semitism" for writing a book on Zionist mythology with regard
to Palestine .
, a British historian was dumped in jail for questioning the Israeli-Zionist
narrative regarding the holocaust.
And in the United States
, the country of the First Amendment, a major British Publishing House has been
"ousted" because it publishes books the world-wide Jewish lobby considers "anti-Israeli."
Fortunately, there are many conscientious Jews who courageously reject the
Zionist claim that anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are two sides of the same
The small but increasingly active group, known as Natori Karta (guardians of
the City) represents the most pronounced Jewish opposition to Zionism and Israel .
The group believes that Zionism is inherently immoral and antithetical to true
In light, one is almost innately prompted to ask how can a group of
ultra-Orthodox Jews who include Torah sages of impeccable credentials be
Well, the classical Zionist answer is that Jews who reject Zionism are
This explanation, however, is as valid as claiming that Germans who rejected
the Third Reich were self-hating or incomplete Germans.
I am making this analogy because there is really more commonality between
Zionism and Nazism than there is between Zionism and Judaism.
What do they want?
But what do the Zionists hope to achieve by
trying to outlaw criticisms of and public opposition to Israel and
Zionism, especially in the West?
Well, their ultimate goal is clear. They want the rest of the world to
recognize and acknowledge that Israel
is a special nation since Jews are said to be a special people.
They want the world to acknowledge that the rules and norms that apply to the
rest of the world, e.g. the rule of international law, doesn't apply to Israel .
They want me and you and the entire humanity to acknowledge that while war
crimes and crimes against humanity may be
condemned when perpetrated by the "goyim" (the non-Jewish world), the
same crimes must be tolerated and even accepted as legitimate when perpetrated
And when the world speaks up against such crimes when committed by Zionist
Jews, the ready-made charge of "anti-Semitism" will be unleashed in
the face of Israel
And if the critics happen to be Jewish, the disgusting mantra of
"self-hating Jews" will be invoked to silence and intimidate the
Well, the world must never succumb to Zionist intimidation and bullying. We are
supposed to be living in an ethical universe where right is right and wrong is
And if we allowed these self-worshiping megalomaniacs, God forbid, to have
their way, then at one point we would be forced to morph ourselves into
robot-like slaves in the service of a universal satanic power that is hell-bent
on controlling the peoples of the world by controlling the governments of the
Hence, we must never allow ourselves to succumb to this monstrous "Jewish
power" that is trying to bastardize universal morality and corrupt human
conscience. We must continue to call the spade a spade even if we see it in the
hands of the strongest of men.
Israel is not hated because it is Jewish
It is important though to make it abundantly clear that Israel is no more hated
for being "Jewish" than Nazi Germany
was for being Aryan or German.
is hated because of her evil ideology and equally evil practices. A country
whose birth and survival were and continue to be at the expense of another
people is an evil country and has no right to exist.
A country that is dedicated to the destruction and obliteration of another
people is an evil country regardless of how many admirers its has around the
is hated because of its systematic, institutionalized oppression, ethnic
cleansing, mass murder, home demolition, apartheid, racism and slow-motion
genocide of non-Jews as is the case in the Gaza Strip.
is hated because it oppresses people and discriminates against them in ways
reminiscent of the Nazi era because the victims don't belong to the "holy
In short, Israel
is hated because of its evil acts, not because of its Jewish identity. Claiming
that it is hated because of its religion or "race" is a canard
amounting to a Big Lie.
Anti-Zionism highest moral obligation
There is no doubt that anti-Semitism, like Islamophobia and other forms of
racism, must be fought relentlessly and uprooted, although this may well be an
impossible task, given the human nature.
However, anti-Zionism is a different thing, since Zionism represents evil in is
ugliest form. Yes, Zionism produced many scientists and made some technological
advancements. But so what? Nazi Germany, too, produced many scientists and made
In the final analysis nations, like individuals, are primarily judged according
to their moral credentials not scientific achievements, especially if these
achievements are utilized to further injustice toward fellow human beings. This
is why a given scientist who does and supports evil should be viewed as an evil
man no matter how many prestigious awards he has won.
For all these reasons, I believe that standing against Zionism is a high moral
obligation upon the entire humanity.
In the final analysis, combating Zionism also serves the best interests of the
Jewish people .