Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitism?

Is Anti-Zionism Antisemitism?

Jews are just about the only people with the peculiar blessing of having an entire category of bigotry named for them. When you have that kind of “honor,” it should be unsurprising that you would be exquisitely sensitive to it. It is often affirmed by Jews, publicly...
A Few Words about Two Words: Zionism and Antisemitism

A Few Words about Two Words: Zionism and Antisemitism

There are many words that provoke strong responses in discourse around religion and politics, but few are so poorly understood as “Zionism” and “antisemitism.” Like Lewis Carroll’s Humpty Dumpty, too often these words mean whatever the speaker decides they mean. By...
To Be Anti-Zionist Is Not to Be Anti-Jewish

To Be Anti-Zionist Is Not to Be Anti-Jewish

Israel is the last remaining European colonial power, which is why its repressive actions are not treated by Western governments and mass media in the same way as that of, say, China or Iran. And every act of violence by Hamas or individual Palestinians is exploited...
Sidestepping Palestine Won’t Foster Real Peace

Sidestepping Palestine Won’t Foster Real Peace

After years of an apparent stalemate between Israel and the Palestinians and other Arab nations, the Trump administration has heralded a so-called breakthrough in relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, two small but wealthy Gulf states,...