News Release

“The Conflation of Anti-Zionism with Anti-Semitism is Absurd”


CNN reports: “The House is expected to vote Wednesday on the bipartisan Antisemitism Awareness Act.”

Solomon is author of two books on Zionism, The Miasma of Unity: Jews and Israel and The Speech, and Its Context: Jacob Blaustein’s Speech “The Meaning of Palestine Partition to American Jews.”

He said today: “Christian Nationalists in the House of Representatives, aligning with advocates for the State of Israel, are comically posing as protectors of Jewish Americans, many of whom are protesting for the right of Gazans and non-Jews in the Occupied Territories to live without suppression and genocidal violence.

“The conflation of anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism is absurd. All the arguments of Palestinians against Jewish nationalist domination of Palestine were first raised by American Jewish leaders, before the ‘Zionizing’ of American Jewish organizations. Donor pressure by Zionist donors and evangelical Christian Zionists are forcing this historically illiterate declaration, independent of facts, and of the diverse positions of American Jews.”

See from Jewish Voice for Peace and the ACLU.