Anti-Zionism, the new anti-Semitism?

More frequently we hear: “I have nothing against Jews, I am not an anti-Semite. I am just against Zionists. A Zionist is a racist. Even the United Nations confirm this.

On November 10th 1975, exactly 37 years after the Reichskristallnacht (‘Night of the Broken Glass’), wherein Germans killed 400 Jews and destroyed at least 10.000 Jewish-owned buildings) the former Sowjetunion together with 22 Arab nations put to vote Resolution 3379 ‘Zionism is Racism’ at the United Nations General Assembly. Backed by 49 countries, this resolution was adopted. In 1991, right after the falling of the Iron Curtain, 88 countries including the complete Western World and Russia(!) insisted through Resolution 46/48 on withdrawing the ‘Zionism is Racism’-resolution. 111 countries voted in favour and Resolution 3379 officially got voided and was recalled.

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Israel and the settlements
Or: Why an Arab village is referred to as ‘village.’

The Balfour Declaration of 1917 offered the people of Israel half a percent of the complete Middle East. The establishment of (Trans-)Jordan took away 74%. Advice-Resolution 181 (1947 UN Partition Plan), which recommended to divide the lasting 26% in an Arab and a Jewish State, again took away 22% of the land originally promised to the Jews. Yet, the remaining 4% (four percent!) of the in first instance promised land was accepted by the the Jews and rejected by the Arabs. When in 1949, the War of Independence ended, Jordan had occupied the provinces of Judea and Samaria and started to designate the area as ‘West Bank.’ After Israel expelled the Jordanians during the Six Day War, UN Security Counsil Resolution 242 urged to negotiate until Israel would have defensive borders. (note: NOT to withdraw unilaterally from the conquered territories!)

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