🤥 Anti-Zionism is inherently anti-Semitic.

Answer 1

Criticism of Zionism is directed not against Jews but against occupation and colonization carried out by the state of Israel. Conflating criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism is a tactic employed to shield Israeli policies from legitimate condemnation. Sadly, this dilutes the necessary struggle against real anti-Semitism.

Answer 2

Many (and increasingly) anti-Zionists are Jewish and in fact consider Zionism to be dangerous for Jews in that it conflates Judaism with a political ideology (Zionism) that weaponizes their religion, promotes and depends on discrimination, ethnic cleansing and even genocide.

Answer 3

Some anti-Zionist Jews even consider Zionism to be a project which makes Jews less safe. They also decry Zionism’s problematic history of allying itself with anti-Semites to further Zionist aims and Israel’s agenda.

Answer 4

Zionism is not Judaism. This conflation is incredibly dangerous and opens the door to anti-Semitism by falsely equating the policies of a rogue apartheid state (Israel) with the Jewish faith. To oppose Zionism is to oppose a political ideology and its state, not a religion or its practitioners.

Answer 5

Zionism is sometimes supported for explicitly anti-Semitic motives, as seen in various groups and movements. Christian Zionists, for instance, may hold anti-Semitic beliefs about Jews while supporting Zionism for biblical reasons. Additionally, right-wing nationalists in Europe and the United States may back Zionism because they desire Jewish expulsion or emigration to Israel, or because they view Israel as a model of a supremacist ethno-state.