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VIDEO: Dr. Einat Wilf, Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

VIDEO: Dr. Einat Wilf, Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

Highlighting the striking, but not coincidental, similarities between the early stages of Antisemitism as it arose in Europe in 19th c and Anti-Zionism in the West today.

Dr. Einat Wilf writes and lecture extensively on Zionism and anti-Semitism.

A point we’ve made here repeatedly, particularly as to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, is that while in theory there is a difference between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, in the real world they are almost always the same.

Wilf makes that and other points in her lecture as part of a debate over the proposition that “Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism.” The full video of all speakers is available here. Wilf’s presentation is below. (If anyone finds a transcript of Wilf’s presentation, please post a link in the comments).

Here’s a one-minute excerpt:

Here’s the full video:

I also recommend the lecture by Melanie Phillips at the same debate.


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BerettaTomcat | July 28, 2019 at 5:41 pm

Pilpul in action. While the two positions may well be, and are likely, correlated, anti-Zionism is not identical to anti-Judaism. Lying about it is the modus operandi of the Left.

    Sanddog in reply to BerettaTomcat. | July 28, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    When I hear people say they’re not against the Jews and equate Zionism with the Third Reich, I know without a doubt, I’m dealing with idiots. This whole: I don’t mind the Jews, they just need to live under the thumb of the people who’ve been trying to wipe them out for decades is bullshit. Yeah, that actually IS Anti-Semitism.

      tz in reply to Sanddog. | July 28, 2019 at 9:02 pm

      Like the traditional Christians who believe in the nuclear two parent family without divorce and where the daddy works and the mommy takes care of the house have been being attacked by people trying to wipe them out for decades?

      Oh, but they are just Christian Gentiles, mostly white, so no one cares.

      Also, with today’s destructive identity politics, black candidates with stupid, destructive policies who are corrupt just scream “racism!” when rationally opposed.

      There have been too many Jews who have screamed “anti-semite!” and extending anti-Zionist to mean the same thing continues to dilute the serious term of someone who hates Jews for existing with someone who disagrees with some Jew on some issue.

      I listened to the entire debate. That is the crux. While they tried to make distinctions, the entire purpose of labeling “anti-Zionism” as “anti-Semitism” is to tar and label instead of actually discussing and debating.

      Note how we are at the meta level discussing what “anti-Zionism” means, instead of first discussing what Israel’s policies are and ought to be, and how to get to a solution.

      Epithets and labels are a way to end rational and peaceful discourse. DEPLATFORM AND DEMONITIZE THAT ANTI-SEMITIC HATER!

      And it works until enough people who are attacked and hectored realize that it is being used for feelz and politically, and not real, much as Buchanan and Sobran were purged from National Review and Philip Giraldi from AmConMag.

      If you wish to join the censorious left, feel free, but the divide between freedom, even if you disagree, and Jacobian conformity enforced by the Guillotine will become a canyon. And I doubt the Jews standing with the Jacobians will enjoy their anti-Fa friends.

      BerettaTomcat in reply to Sanddog. | July 29, 2019 at 3:50 pm

      No one here is arguing that Israel must be ruled by anti-Jews. But, if one is going to support nationalism for Jews, one must support nationalism for all. Jews are notable for supporting nationalism for Jews, but for no other ethnicity, a gross violation of natural law and an excellent example of desert tribalism.

      In principle I am supportive of Zionism, but in practice I will oppose it until Jews quit inflicting Marxism on the West, and they advocate for universal nationalism. They can start by supporting the repeal of their dysfunction Hart-Celler Act, which opened US borders to shitholers.

@BerettaTomcat Anti-Zionism inevitably leads to anti-Judiasm, so they might as well be. Obfuscating that they aren’t identical is a delaying tactic of the Left in the hopes we’ll forget what the real issue is.

A most excellent presentation, to fall on deaf ears of bigots and their enablers. why is their bigotry allowed?

JusticeDelivered | July 29, 2019 at 9:01 pm

It seems to me that Israel has bent over backwards to accommodate Arab squatters on territory which is rightfully theirs. Their response has been very measured for a very long time, and there is absolutely no signs that said will ever change their nature.

At this point, Israel should drive them to Jordan, which was their rightful place to be, allowing Jordan to revisit how they dealt with what is rightfully their problem.

We could also consider merit of a floating city of old ships lashed together in the middle of one of the oceans, or in the middle of a desert.

The distinction between anti-zionism and antisemitism is almost purely theoretical. I can think of only three non-antisemitic reasons to oppose zionism; but dewer than 1% of anti-zionists oppose it for one of these three reasons.

Worse, as far as I can tell there are no non-antisemitic grounds on which one can oppose zionism while supporting the “Palestinian” cause. The three non-antisemitic grounds I have identified should all cause someone to oppose that even more strongly. So all supporters of the “Palestinians” are antisemites.