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Dave Kersting: Zionist Fear-Mongering Is Anti-Semitic
by Dave Kersting
Monday Dec 1st, 2003 3:37 AM
No one's ethnic or religious "distinctiveness" or "identity" are infringed by living as equals with others.
Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism ?

or

Zionist Fear-Mongering Is Anti-Semitic

In "Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism" (The Guardian UK Saturday November 29, 2003) Emanuele Ottolenghi pinpoints a crucial lie in the Zionist effort to fool the Jewish people and frighten them into further "need" for Zionist "defenders."

Mr. Ottolenghi says, "Anti-Zionists are prepared to treat Jews equally and fight anti-Semitic prejudice only if Jews give up their distinctiveness as a nation: Jews as a nation deserve no sympathy and no rights.."

In this, Mr. Ottolenghi skips past the fatal flaw of Zionism - that it demands official "Jewish" dominion in Palestine, despite the fact that such dominion requires perpetual ethnic crimes against the ethnically unsuited original population, which had to be ethnically-cleansed, in order to make lebensraum for the "Jewish" state.

What is so grossly false about Mr. Ottolenghi's statement - a standard Zionist pretense - is it surreptitiously denies the crime in question: an undisputed and crucial fact of history, THE ENTIRE POINT of anti-Zionism, and what the fighting is all about in the first place. Zionism cannot win support, even among its own constituency, without lying to them or inducing them to share in the lie.

No progressive anti-Zionist doubts the legitimacy of "Jews as a nation." It is simply absurd to pretend that such legitimacy requires or excuses terrible crimes against the ethnically unsuited families in a region expropriated for a "Jewish" state. In the Zionist lie, opposing racist crimes, in themselves, is falsely equated with declaring that Jews should "give up their distinctiveness as a nation" and that "Jews as a nation deserve no sympathy and no rights."

No one's ethnic or religious "distinctiveness" or "identity" are infringed by living as equals with others.

If we oppose armed robbery of grocery stores, we are not saying that the robbers have no right to eat. But that is exactly the error the robbers and the Zionists, like Mr. Ottolenghi, would like us to make. Civilized people simply require each other to find fair - and sustainable - ways of exercising their human rights.

Every anti-Zionist I have known in thirty years, including the Jewish anti-Zionists, has been way more than "prepared" - "to treat Jews equally and fight anti-Semitic prejudice.." It is silly to claim that this long-standing commitment awaits Jewish rejection of Zionist crimes. It is easy to oppose ethnic prejudice, without mimicking it and becoming preoccupied with the ethnicities of the racists.

Only a racist has difficulty with that point. No doubt, that is why Zionists are so commonly - and rather too obviously - fixated on the "Arab" ethnicity of their victims and regional adversaries. And the special Zionist definition of "self-determination," as invoked by Mr. Ottolenghi - not a human right of geographic populations, but an ethnic right, which can override human rights and justify ethnic-cleansing - is as virulent a doctrine of aggressive racism as one can find.

As public attention is increasingly drawn to the realities of Zionism, the Zionists can defend themselves only with transparent efforts to muddle the key questions - efforts which require a degree of stupidity or fear effective for a rapidly shrinking portion of the population. Decking silly lies in academic claptrap is just another transparent facet of the trick.

Meanwhile, people of normal intelligence see such efforts among the
proliferating red-flags of Zionist criminality.
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