The Truth About Anti-Israel Incitement

Stand for Israel  |  July 18, 2019

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“I’m not anti-Semitic, I’m just anti-Zionist” Israel’s harshest critics often argue. But Alyza Lewin, speaking at a Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism, disposes of it quickly:

Is it possible to support Jews but oppose Zionists?

The answer is no.

Why? Because Zionism is an integral part of Jewish identity.

Zionism—the yearning and desire of Jews to exercise their right to self-determination and to re-establish a Jewish homeland in the Land of Israel—is an inherent ancestral and ethnic Jewish characteristic. Zionism as a political movement may have originated in the 19th century. But this “yearning for Zion”—the desire of Jews to return to their ancestral homeland—that is thousands of years old, as old as Abraham and the Bible.

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