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IPFS News Link • Philosophy: Zionism

No, Anti-Zionism Is Not Anti-Semitism

•,Op-Ed by Scott Lazaro

Well, this is what Zionism is: Unlike Judaism which is a religion, Zionism is not a religion, but a political movement that encourages Jews worldwide to move and relocate to the land of Israel. And it promotes a Jewish State. And that's it. And thanks to this non-religious secular Jewish individual named Theodor Herzl from the late 19th to early 20th Centuries.

Just because one opposes the ideology of Zionism, that has NOTHING to do with one's views toward Jewish people or Judaism. Anti-Zionism is NOT anti-Semitism, so the dishonest people in congress really ought to cut it out and stop lying about those who oppose collectivism and statism and who think that a "Jewish State" was not a rational way of helping Jews to find a "safe haven" to live.

I don't want to get too much into the origins of the current state of Israel here. I tried to discuss that stuff in this article in 2010.

The two main problems with the founding of Israel are 1) that it was based on the religious idea that Israel "belongs to Jews" and is "God's promised land to the Jews" based on Biblical scriptures, and 2) that Israel was founded by way of military conquest, not of voluntary land transfer or trades or contracts.

The belief that Israel "belongs to the Jews" based on Israel being "God's promised land," and that "God gave us Israel," etc., is a religious belief.

Is there legal proof that Israel belongs to the Jews of the world? Are there legal documents of title transfers, or deeds? Since all Jews have this alleged right of ownership, given to them by God, are there deeds on file with the names of all Jews? I know, I'm just pointing out the absurdity of the whole thing.