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Some Thoughts About Zionism, Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism - Socialist Organizer

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"On February 20, 2019, in a speech delivered to Jewish leaders, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that he would be introducing a new law that defines anti-Zionism as “a form of anti-Semitism” and that makes anti-Zionism punishable by law. In addition, denial of the State of Israel’s right to exist would be made a 'crime offense'…"

The confounding of antizionism with antisemitism occurs all over the world, of course, particularly here in North America where the governments of both settler-colonial states, and their supposedly progressive oppositions, have insisted on Israel's supposed right to exist as an exclusive, ethnically "Jewish" state. (Which most of the Ashkenazim of the Eastern European diaspora, as Cde Gluckstein points out, rejected.)

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Born in the USA, living in Canada since 1968, I'm a Vietnam war resister, a revolutionary democratic socialist partisan of the Fourth International reproclaimed in 1993, a member of Canada's New Democratic Party, on the executive committee of (more...)

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