I don’t actually believe ‘anti-Zionists’ exist, but Beliefnet has an interesting post featuring questions to an anti-Zionist.
Posted by Karol at 02:20 PM
Can always count on Beliefnet for “interesting”!
i belive anit-zionist exist.
they are called muslims.
The jews are god’s choosen people, and their cousins (the muslims) are not. they are still pissed off about that.
Many fundamentalist Jews (Hasidim) loathe Zionism. They refuse to recognize the state of Israel, and they vow never to set foor in the Land until the Messiah comes.
Gods chosen people according to themselves. Yes our old testament says the same but that book was taken largely from jewish history.
i am an anti zionist. i am not however any religion. Its a shame there is such a problem as the two groups are related to each other. Use your influence and get a moderate lot in Israel and we can both push for the same in Palestine and then get round the table. EU, USA as genuine honest brokers and moderate Israelis and Palestinians. Can’t be nice for the ordinary palestinians and israelis having the choice Sharon and Zionism or Hamas and a ludicrous destruction of israel policy. Makes Howard or Blair a comparitively nice option.
ps. The use of influence is probably what most europeans find exasperating. You guys whether people like it or not do have some good ideas and as i said in a comment on the EC some institutions that Britain could do well to emulate, yet so often it appears to us as if you misuse it. Example onesided support of Israel no matter what. yes we understand that Israel is an important ally and friend and to be honest i think it would be more helpful to the situation if the collective anti jewish view in europe changed. By that i mean the irrational dislike BECAUSE they are israeli, not dislike of the country’s behaviour. I do think Israel may be more amenable if other countries started being somewhat nicer about and towards her.
Back to main point America has the capability to be a major force for good. After 9/11 Hudson 27 page article to the contrary Europeans did feel shocked and appalled at what had been done and wanted to help. Don’t forget all the NATO countries agreed to treat 9/11 as grounds for war despite the fact that the agressor was a group not a state. I remember the atmosphere at college the day after. A US Army recruiter could have set up shop with a stall and pictures of 9/11 and what could be done about it and walked out with 1000 volunteers. Many people i know felt at the time that while what had happend was appalling and devastating there could now be the opportunity to change the world. EMbrace the moderates in Islam, get a fair solution to Palestine. But instead from our P.O.V you went on a christian crusade against the wrong people. In a way you did the wrong thing for the right reasons.
All we want is for you to use the influence you have to some serious good in the world. Curing AIDS in Africa would be a good one. Britain, France and Germany by ourselves do not have the capacity to make great changes and in all honesty even the EU nations collectively still need American support.