How Did Antisemitism become Conflated with Anti-Zionism?

 

How Did Antisemitism become Conflated with Anti-Zionism?

by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                    August 20, 2019

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/how-antisemitism-conflated-anti-zionism

Evidence shows that criticism of Israel has turned into one of the fundamental definers of today’s “antisemitism.” Accoring to Ghada Karmi, a confusion between antisemitism and anti-Zionism “is a blurring of definition that most people have already internalised, as shown by increasing anti-Jewish hostility in Europe due to Israeli policies. Though this has been characterised as a manifestation of antisemitism, one needs to understand it not as an innate hatred of Jews among non-Jews, but as an effect of Zionism itself.” [read more]