Anti-Semitism | anti-Zionism

A Deeply Rooted Anti-Zionism: Reflections from South Africa

By Milton Shain

“During ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ in 2013 protestors led by the South African chapter of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement disrupted a concert at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg featuring a visiting Israeli pianist. Later in the year demonstrators chanted ‘Dubula e Juda’ (‘Shoot the Jews’ in Zulu) outside a concert intended to compensate for the earlier disruption. Posters held aloft during marches show no distinction between opposition to Israeli policies and simple crude Jew-hatred. ‘Keep calm and Kill the Jews’ was posted on the ANC Youth League website.” – Milton Shain

“… anti-Zionism replicates anti-Semitic patterns by elaborating a virulently anti-Israel narrative… The question then becomes, is anti-Zionism the new, legitimate way to hate Jews?”

 – Richard Landes,

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