Compare and Contrast: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism


Antisemitism
Anti-Zionism
 
 
Official Definition
Hatred of Jews
Hatred of the Jewish state
What do its most vociferous proponents ultimately want
Physical destruction of the entire Jewish race
Physical destruction of the entire Jewish state
What is the core belief
The Jews are the root cause of most suffering in the world
The Jewish state is the root cause of most suffering in the world
What it based on
The singling out and demonization of Jews – and Jews alone – based on a set of complete lies about the political, economic, social and religious behaviour of Jews
The singling out and demonization of the Jewish state – and the Jewish state alone – based on a set of complete lies about the political, economic, social and religious behaviour of the Jewish state
How is it currently sustained
Continued and incessant lies about Jews – much of it emanating from Muslim countries – promulgated in the media and on the web – that is rarely if ever challenged
Continued and incessant lies about the Jewish State – much of it emanating from Muslim countries – promulgated in the media and on the web– that is rarely if ever challenged
Typical media presentation
Cartoons of big fat Jews who control the world and eat non-Jewish babies; cartoons of Jews killing non-Jewish children.
Cartoons of big fat Jews who control the world and eat non-Jewish babies; cartoons of Jewish soldiers killing Arab children
Who currently are the most virulent proponents
Muslims,  left-wing political activists, Black panthers, right-wing extremists, racists, self-hating Jews
In Muslim countries Pew surveys report 96% of the population ‘hate Jews’
Muslims,  left-wing political activists, Black panthers, right-wing extremists, racists, self-hating Jews
In Muslim countries Pew surveys report 98% of the population ‘hate Israel’
Most common beliefs
·         Jews are baby-killers;
·         Jews bake the blood of Christian children in their Passover matzos;
·         Jews did 9/11
·         The Jews control America, Britain, France (add any country you like, including even Arab ones) like
·         The Jews control the world banking system, the United Nations (add any international organization you like)
·         Zionists are baby-killers;
·         Zionists bake the blood of Arab children in their Passover matzos;
·         Zionists did 9/11
·         Zionists control America, Britain, France (add any country you like, including even Arab ones) like
·         Zionists control the world banking system, the United Nations (add any international organization you like)
Typical everyday behaviour
·         Criticizing Jews for certain character traits (such as meanness, aggressiveness, deviousness) that are actually far more prominent in other ethnic and religious groups
·         Criticizing Jews for their genuinely good character traits (such as intelligence and business acumen) as in ‘The Jews use these traits to trick and steal from non-Jews’
·       Ignoring the many noble and generous acts done by Jews   or dismiss them simply as  propaganda/’self promotion’
·         Criticizing the Jewish State for certain character traits (such as meanness, aggressiveness, deviousness) that are actually far more prominent in most other countries
·         Criticizing Jews for their genuinely good character traits (such as intelligence and business acumen) as in ‘The Zionists use these traits to trick and steal from the Arabs’
·       Ignoring the many noble and generous acts done by Israel  or dismiss them simply as propaganda/’hasbarah’
More ‘active’ behaviour
Boycott Jewish businesses; vandalise Jewish-owned shops and their products, including  daubing Swastikas and Stars of David.
Boycott Jewish owned Israeli businesses; vandalise Jewish-owned Israeli shops and their products, including  daubing Swastikas and Stars of David.
What especially angers proponents
·         Jews defending themselves from attack; 
·         Any Jewish success in science and culture
·         The Jewish state defending itself from attack;
·         Any Israeli success in science and culture
What they have never heard of or must never be mentioned
The total destruction of Jewish communities in Muslim lands after the establishment of Israel
The total destruction of Jewish communities in Muslim lands after the establishment of Israel
Beliefs about the Holocaust
The holocaust is largely a myth perpetuated to gain sympathy for Israel
The holocaust is largely a myth perpetuated to gain sympathy for Israel. The only real holocaust was committed by Zionists against the Palestinians
About the killing of Jews by the Nazis
If it happened at all it was a natural reaction against Jewish crimes
If it really happened then the Jews must have had it coming to them. After all Zionism equals Nazism.
About the killing of Jews by Arab terrorists
If it really happens then the Jews must have had it coming to them
If it happens at all it is a natural reaction against Zionist crimes
About violence generally
Jews are legitimate targets for violence
Zionist Jews are legitimate targets for violence
Who are their heroes
Hitler –  because he “stood up to the Jews”
Saddam Hussein, Ahmedinejad and any other Muslim bigot you can think of – because they “stood up to the Jews Zionists”
Mandatory reading
Protocols of the Elder of Zion, anything by Gilad Atzmon
Protocols of the Elder of Zion, anything by Gilad Atzmon
Most hated thing in the whole world
The State of Israel
The State of Israel

Table courtesy of Confronting Anti-Semitism and Israel Hatred in the UK

h/t Daphne Anson

 

 

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