No Security, No Peace, No Social Justice – No Future in Zionism
– An open letter from anti-Zionist Jews to the workers, the poor, and the oppressed by Zionism –
by Adam Sharonsky
Friends, when the Israeli government repeatedly goes to war and the economic crisis continues to deepen, it is a good time to reconsider support for the Zionist idea.
The Zionist Idea and Its Implications
The basis of the Zionist idea is the notion that Jews are not able to live in peace, equality, and security in the same country as gentiles, and therefore they must establish their own state in the territory of the “Land of Israel.” Such a notion echoes the anit-Semitic idea that the Jew is a foreign element in the countries in which he lives. But as we all know, this very “Land of Israel” was inhabited along its length and breadth by another people, Arabs, who saw it as their homeland and called it Palestine. Read more »