March 15, 2009

Zionism and the "Hitlerian concept" of statehood

Here's a remarkable opinion piece By Ben Ehrenreich in the Los Angeles Times, which will surely have the author and the editor hauled across the coals. The advertising people aren't going to be too happy either. Check out the headline and sub-title:
Zionism is the problem
The Zionist ideal of a Jewish state is keeping Israelis and Palestinians from living in peace.
And then a flagrant breach of a law the zionists are trying to have enacted in Europe to restrict criticism of Israel to the bland and not too serious:
It's hard to imagine now, but in 1944, six years after Kristallnacht, Lessing J. Rosenwald, president of the American Council for Judaism, felt comfortable equating the Zionist ideal of Jewish statehood with "the concept of a racial state -- the Hitlerian concept." For most of the last century, a principled opposition to Zionism was a mainstream stance within American Judaism.
I'm going to leave it there and go read the rest of the article.

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