Zionism on the Web
Preface - Since this was written, statistics for Web sites retrieved by Google for some key words like Zionism have improved, but the battle goes on. During the war in Lebanon, hackers hit Israeli and Zionist Web sites and forced some of them to close down.
Anti-Zionist and anti Semitic Web sites still dominate much of the material on Zionism, Israel and the history of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. These sites often have overtly anti-Semitic content such as Protocols of the Elders of Zion despite their protests that they are "anti-Zionist" rather than anti-Semitic. The article Anti-Semitism includes characteristic markers of classical anti-Semitism that can be found at these Web sites. Others feature fake "Zionist quotes," falsified histories of Israel and similar materials. Some of the worst offenders: abbc.com, ziopedia.org, rense.com, serendipity.org nkusa.org jewsnotzionists.org radioislam.com albalagh.net
If you have a Web site, you can help by linking to this Web site and sites like this one, and making sure never to link to hate Web sites such as those above.
Every people is entitled to a fair hearing. Every people. That must even include people you do not like!! It must even include Jews and our Jewish national movement - Zionism. Unfortunately Zionism has become a kind of cuss-word, not just in the dens of Al-Qaeda and remote Sheikhdoms where women can't vote, but in Europe and in the USA and in the UN, in the media and on the Web.
It is one thing to disagree with policies of the Israeli government, which may undoubtedly be disagreeable at times. It is quite another thing when that criticism stems from an ideology that denies the Jewish people the right to national self-determination. That is a form of racism. Unfortunately, it is a "permitted" and politically correct form of racism. No other country has been singled out for this treatment, no matter what their policies. The Chinese have plundered Tibet and oppressed the Tibetan people, but nobody says that the Chinese do not have a right to a country. The Turks repressed the Kurds and the Armenians. Nobody said that Turkey is an apartheid racist colonialist warmonger state. The examples are endless. Only Israel, of all countries, is singled out for this sort of treatment.
Systematic delegitimization of Zionism has been "Politically Correct" since the infamous UN "Zionism is Racism" resolution of 1975, and it has not abated. This situation is mirrored on the World Wide Web. Depending on the day, five or six of the ten first links retrieved by a Google search for "Zionism" are anti-Zionist polemics, including some obnoxious racist diatribes. "True Torah Jews Against Zionism," the top-ranked Web site, represents a tiny minority of medieval Jewish religious fanatics who insist that only their view is correct and brands every other view as heresy. Another site offers us the following enticing introduction: "What Zionism is -- and its pernicious influence upon the USA." Sounds like that could have been plagiarized from Mein Kampf, with "Zionism" replacing a certain other word. Here is another: "A Crude Attempt To Equate Anti-Zionism With Anti-Semitism ... Jewish Persecution - A Primary Tool Of International Zionism" "International Zionism" used to be the International Jew-Bolshevik conspiracy in the good old Third Reich of course. Many of the Web sites that insist they are not racists and that criticism of Zionism is not racist have links to Mein Kampf, Protocols of the Elders of Zion and similar racist materials.
Anti-Zionism sometimes masquerades as "peace" or "peace and justice" advocacy. Destroying the national home of another people cannot have anything to do with either peace or justice.
Why they succeed - Anti-Zionist and Islamist Web sites link to each other and support each, passing around the same materials and publicizing each other's efforts.
Suppressing such Web sites would not help much, but there is no reason why decent people have to read them, or keep silent in the face of this abuse. The unsuspecting high school student somewhere in Midwestern USA who has to do a homework assignment about Zionism should not be immediately confronted with the rantings of religious fanatics, Stalinist ideologues and racists, placed so that they seem like the authoritative "last word" on Zionism. We need to create a Zionist Web network that will encompass all shades of Zionism and promote the cause of Zionism on the Web.
You can help. Rankings in Google and other search engines are determined in part by how many other sites link to a particular Web site. This means that if you have a Web site or a blog, you can help promote decent and fair Web sites about Zionism. Even if you are just a surfer, you can leave comments at blogs that allow them and in forums that include links to these sites. You can also start a blog or Web site for free and use it to promote Zionism. Feel free to copy any material at this Web site unless otherwise marked.
We have compiled a list of such Web sites. These are not primarily pages that promote a particular Israeli policy or answer particular claims about the Arab Israeli conflict. They are all focused on the definition and history of Zionism. Please link to these Web pages and tell us - We will give you a link in return.
Social networking groups are another avenue for promoting fair play for Zionism - Join the Facebook Zionism cause!
If you have a pro-Israel or Zionist Web site and want help popularizing it - we will show you how - for free! Please contact us!
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