Destroying the anti-Zionist euphemism

People bound and determined to hasten the destruction of Israel will always say "I'm not anti-Semitic; just anti-Zionist." Dennis Prager exposes this lie for what it is. This is just one strand of the argument:

Judaism has always consisted of three components: God, Torah and Israel, roughly translated as faith, practice and peoplehood. And this Jewish people was conceived of as living in the Jewish country called Israel. One can argue that the modern state of Israel was founded at the expense of Arabs living in the geographic area known as Palestine (there was never a country or a nation called Palestine); but that in no way negates the indisputable fact that Zionism is an integral part of Judaism. Nor does the fact that some Jews who have abandoned Judaism are opposed to Zionism, nor that a tiny sect of ultra-Orthodox Jews (Neturei Karta) believe that only the Messiah can found a Jewish state in Israel.

When anti-Israel Muslim students demonstrate on campus chanting, "Yes to Judaism, No to Zionism," they are inventing a new Judaism out of their hatred for Israel. It would be as if anti-Muslims marched around chanting, "Yes to Allah, No to the Quran." Just as Allah, Muhammad and the Quran are inextricable components of Islam, so God, Torah and Israel are of Judaism.

You can read the whole argument here. It puts anend to the dishonest wordplay in the Muslim world and on the Left.

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  1. says

    “Yes to Judaism, no to Zionism” reminds me of “I support the troops, but . . .” Apparently the left is learning to give lip service to that which is important to the right. The question is whether voters on the right will be taken in by this.

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