Tuesday, June 09, 2020

  • Tuesday, June 09, 2020
  • Elder of Ziyon

Mondoweiss published a long article called “On the Racial Basis of Zionism” that tries to find some sort of pseudo-intellectual underpinnings to associate Zionism with antisemitism.

One doesn’t have to look far beneath the surface to see that the attempt is antisemitic itself.

The key paragraph:

Zionist ideology is racist because it defines Judaism as a race and maintains a regime that discriminates against non-Jews. According to the definition of Judaism by Zionists (the definition of the Jewish race, if you will), Jews are the ones who profess Judaism, as are their descendants. This means we have a mixture of religious-faith principles (and note you can also convert to Judaism) and genetic principles (as defined by the Nazis);  thus the descendants of the Jews are hereditary Jews, regardless of their faith or the observance of any Jewish commandments or customs.

No, Zionism does not define Judaism as a race. It defines Jews as being a nation, a nation that kept its national character through 2000 years of exile.

And this isn’t only a Jewish definition. It is how the rest of the world has looked at Jews throughout history, as this 1848 book illustrates.



Note that the Jewish nation doesn’t only have customs, but also laws – a characteristic normally associated with nationhood more than faith.

Like any other nation, one’s nationality is defined by the nationality of their parents or from becoming a member through a process of joining the nation. There is very little difference between being a member of the Jewish nation and being a citizen of France or Belgium in this sense. There is nothing racial about it – after all, there are lots of black Jews, as well as Jews from China, India, and of course Arab lands.

Most importantly, there is no real distinction between Zionism’s definition and the Jewish definition of who is a member of the Jewish nation – which means that this article is calling Judaism inherently racist.

By calling Judaism a “race,” Mondoweiss is adopting the Nazi definition of Jews, not the Jewish definition. Like all bigots, the the modern antisemites do not allow the hated group to define itself.

The rest of the article is at least as antisemitic as the section quoted. For example, it attempts to claim that Nazis and Zionists shared a vision, an absurd and recurring theme by the anti-Zionists:

The fulfillment of the Zionist vision is largely the victory of the antisemites, as evidenced by what SS commander, Reinhard Heydrich, wrote in a statement in 1935:

“National Socialism has no intention of attacking the Jewish people in any way. On the contrary, the recognition of Jewry as a racial community based on blood, and not as a religious one, leads the German government to guarantee the racial separateness of this community without any limitations. The government finds itself in complete agreement with the great spiritual movement within Jewry itself, the so-called Zionism, with its recognition of the solidarity of Jewry throughout the world and the rejection of all assimilationist ideas. On this basis, Germany undertakes measures that will surely play a significant role in the future in the handling of the Jewish problem around the world.”

The German desire to ethnically cleanse Jews from Germany before the Final Solution was devised is well known, but Mondoweiss wants to make it look like Zionists were colluding with Nazis and Nazis were sympathetic with Zionists. This Holocaust inversion is pure antisemitism on the part of Mondoweiss. Jews trying to survive is twisted into Jews as Nazi-lovers. It doesn’t get more sick than that.

What Mondoweiss doesn’t want you to realize is that Germany was in the midst of a propaganda campaign to ensure it would host the 1936 Olympics and was downplaying its antisemitism in public statements. Only modern antisemites like the writers at Mondoweiss could take seriously  statements like “National Socialism has no intention of attacking the Jewish people in any way.” Only a Jew hater could actually believe those words today. 

If you need proof that Nazi Germany was as anti-Zionist as the writers at Mondoweiss, look at Mein Kampf.

A section of the Jews avows itself quite openly as an alien people, but even here there is another falsehood. When the Zionists try to make the rest of the world believe that the new national consciousness of the Jews will be satisfied by the establishment of a Jewish State in Palestine, the Jews thereby adopt another means to dupe the simple-minded Aryan. They have not the slightest intention of building up a Jewish State in Palestine so as to live in it. What they are really aiming at is to establish a central organization for their international swindling and cheating. As a sovereign State, this cannot be controlled by any of the other States. Therefore, it can serve as a refuge for swindlers who have been found out, and at the same time, a high school for the training of other swindlers.

Mein Kampf explicitly denounced Zionism, but the modern antisemites hate Israeli Jews so much that they want to make Nazis look moderate!

This article is all the proof you need to see that modern intellectual anti-Zionism is indistinguishable from antisemitism.


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