Anti-Zionism as a Form of Antisemitism in our Time

Anti-Zionism has become the most dangerous and effective form of antisemitism in our time, through its systematic delegitimization, defamation, and demonization of Israel. Although not a priori antisemitic, the calls to dismantle the Jewish state… increasingly rely on an anti-Semitic stereotypization of classic themes, such as the manipulative “Jewish lobby,” the Jewish/Zionist “world conspiracy,” and Jewish/Israeli “warmongers.” The common denominator of the new anti-Zionism has been the systematic effort to criminalize Israeli and Jewish behavior, so as to place it beyond the pale of civilized and acceptable conduct.

– Professor Robert Wistrich

 

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