Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Court Rules: Judaism ≠ Israel

A British court has just ruled against a Jewish pro Israel activist who claimed that his union's anti-Zionist positions were antisemitic. The court wrote, in part
 “a belief in the Zionist project or an attachment to Israel or any similar sentiment cannot amount to a protected characteristic. It is not intrinsically a part of Jewishness.”
This is a welcome blow to the anti-Zionism = antisemtism trope that is being increasingly heard in the U.S, Canada, and Britain.

see Haartez for more details.

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Anonymous Gail Nestel said...

Actually while the Zionist project might not be necessarily Jewish, Zionism was born in part, out of a religious attachment to Israel so the Judge in this case has left the door open for Jews to be separated from Israel in the generic sense, outside of state policy; therefore not good for the Jews in the long run.

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