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Zionism is Racism - True or False?

In French: Sionisme et l'Israel : Questions et rťponses (FAQ)††

Zionism is Racism - True or False?

It is shameful to condemn the national liberation movement of one people only as "racism," but the "Zionism is Racism" slogan does just that, because Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people. If Zionism is racism, then the Italian, Irish American, French, Algerian, Palestinian and Indian national movements are all "racism."

The Zionism is Racism campaign apparently grew out of an anti-Zionist conference held in Mexico city in 1975. Riding the crest of pro-Arab appeasement following the Arab oil boycott of 1973, the PLO managed to win an observer seat in the UN, a UN resolution legalizing "resistance" (terror) as legitimate, a U.N. permanent committee on the "inalienable rights" of Palestinians at the UN and in 1975, UN General Assembly Resolution 3379 - the "Zionism is Racism" resolution. The idea behind this campaign was to take advantage of world indignation at South African apartheid and racism and try to show that somehow Israel is like South Africa. The resolution stated inter alia:

RECALLING ALSO that, in its resolution 3151 G (XXVIII) of 14 December 1953, the General Assembly condemned, inter alia, the unholy alliance between South African racism and Zionism,

TAKING NOTE of the Declaration of Mexico on the Equality of Women and Their Contribution to Development and Peace 1975, proclaimed by the World Conference of the International Women's Year, held at Mexico City from 19 June to 2 July 1975, which promulgated the principle that "international co-operation and peace require the achievement of national liberation and independence, the elimination of colonialism and neo-colonialism, foreign occupation, Zionism, apartheid and racial discrimination in all its forms, as well as the recognition of the dignity of peoples and their right to self-determination",

In view of the situation of women in Arab countries, the fact that this resolution came out of an International Women's Year conference is sadly ironic. Israel is one of the few countries in the Middle East where women enjoy equal protection under the law.

Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, described this as the "low point" in the history of the organization. This odious resolution was ultimately repealed in 1991.

Unfortunately, the same theme was adopted at the Durban conference of NGOs in 2001, which became a festival of racism and Jew hate. Respectable organizations that had agreed to participate in this conference condemned the anti-Israel resolutions and some withdrew from the conference.

On the other hand, most anti-Zionist propaganda is racist and anti-Semitic. The racist David Duke is a leading proponent of anti-Zionism. Palestinian leader Grand Mufti Hajj Amin El Husseini was a Nazi who organized SS units in Yugoslavia and told the British that his solution for the Jews of Palestine was the same as the one adapted in Europe by the Germans - extermination. John Strawson, a vigorous advocate of the Palestinian cause, has written, On the whole Anti-Zionism is close to, or a mask for, Anti-Semitism

Is Zionism racism? Israel patriots and Zionists include non-Jews such as Azzam Azzam, LaVon Mercer and Ayub Kara. Zionists and Israeli Jews also include Africans like Mehereta Baruch.†Figure it out for yourself.

†Ami Isseroff

†Israeli personality Mehereta Baruch and American-Israeli basketball star LaVon Mercer tell us Zionism is not racism.

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