From a critique of Zionism to an anti-Jewish worldview

Hirsh, David. 2023. From a critique of Zionism to an anti-Jewish worldview. In: Louise Ellman; David Hirsh and Izabella Tabarovsky, eds. Antisemitic Anti-Zionism: The Origins and Character of an Ideology. London: Labour Friends of Israel (LFI), pp. 5-10. [Book Section]

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Antisemitism replaces the infinite diversity of Jewish men and women with a single 'the Jews', which it imagines acts as a unified, hidden and evil force in the world. Antizionism, when it loses sight of the Jews who actually exist, and of the Israel that they actually built, does something similar. It refuses to see Israel in its complexity, contradictory, flawed and majestic, and it misses the overwhelming majority of Jews for whom Israel is, in one way or another, a part of their Jewish identity. Instead, antizionism draws its own grotesque caricature of Zionism as a single, monstrous, universal evil, and it constructs a whole worldview, or ideology, in relation to that demonic fantasy of Jewish nationhood.

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