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Anti-Zionism vs. Anti-Semitism; a conversation with Donna Nevel

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People or organizations who criticize Israel or Zionism are being accused of anti-Semitism. Zionism is an ideology, not a religion. There are even efforts to punish speech which criticizes Israel or Zionism. This is a discussion between a jewish activist and a Jewish radio host, challenging labels of Anti-Semitism because people criticize Israel or Zionism or advocate for BDS.

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Donna Nevel, a community psychologist and educator, is a coordinator of PARCEO, a participatory research center, and a long-time organizer against Islamophobia and anti-Arab racism, for justice in Palestine, and for justice in public education.

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The Dangers of Conflating Anti-Zionism With Anti-Semitism

Recently, Batya Ungar-Sargon, an editor at the Forward, wrote an article about the "failings" of intersectionality, and the specific "failing" of the left to include anti-Semitism in its analysis of oppressions. She also makes claims that opposing the inclusion of Zionism in social justice movements means the exclusion of Jews.

Hasbara--Israeli propaganda

ADL's role, historically as well as presently, in promoting anti-Palestinian policies and Islamophobia, and in targeting activists for justice.

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one of the most egregious accusations she makes is asserting that, since most Jews support Zionism, if you leave out Zionism from social justice struggles, then you are saying Jews aren't welcome. She doesn't show evidence pointing to her pronouncement that most Jews support Zionism, and there is actually evidence to the contrary. But, even if it were true, the fact that opposing Zionism -- which is responsible for the Nakba, the dispossession of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and land -- is conflated with excluding Jews, again, shows a distortion of facts to make her point about Jews being excluded. Zionism is an ideology, and even if Jews adhere to it, it is not "anti-Jewish" to oppose it. It is about challenging structures of oppression.

She continuously reinforces the false and dangerous notion that to oppose Zionism is to be against Jews:

there has been much written pointing to the ways Israel's treatment of Palestinians has aptly been called genocide . However, regardless of one's position on the use of genocide to describe Israel, this is a charge about Israel's behavior as a nation-state, and not about Jews.

, challenging anti-Semitism and challenging Zionism are both necessary in intersectional struggles to achieve justice.

As Israel recently celebrated its 70th year since its creation, the Palestinian people are commemorating the 70th year of the Nakba (the catastrophe). During Israel's establishment (1947-1949), 750,000 Palestinian were expelled from their lands and their homes.

We at Jews Say No! began thinking about what we could do to bring this issue more centrally into our communities. We also knew some about the role of the Jewish National Fund in facilitating the dispossession of Palestinians from their homes and land and wanted to explore that more deeply.

What does radical Jewish politics cover?

Who supports anti-muslim and Pro-Israel positions?

Frank Gaffney, Pamela Geller, Bridget Gabriel

Organizations:

Jewish Voice for Peace

Palestine Legal

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

FacingThe Nakba.com

Rabbis for Peace

Zachrot

Jews of Color and Sephardi/Mizrahi Caucus

Electronic Intifada

MondoWeiss

People mentioned:

Ellie Bulkan

Steven Salaita

Nada Elia

Noor Erakat

Manzoor Cheema


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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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