Only one Republican voted against the House resolution that passed on Tuesday declaring that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism.
Thomas Massie was the only Republican to vote against it. Why? Because he’s right. It’s simply not true that anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are the same thing.
An anti-Zionist can be an anti-Semite, of course, and no doubt many are.
But being an anti-Zionist means you oppose or question the existence of the current state of Israel. (Sometimes, anyone who merely criticizes Israel’s current government gets labeled an anti-Zionist.)
Meanwhile, an anti-Semite hates Jews.
There are many Jewish people who are anti-Zionists. There are Israelis who are anti-Zionists.
Here’s Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler, who is Jewish and very pro-Israel, on this.
Nadler, “The resolution states that all anti-Zionism is antisemitism. That’s intellectually disingenuous or factually wrong.”
Nadler added, “The authors if they were at all familiar with Jewish history & culture should know about Jewish anti-Zionism that was + is expressly not antisemitic.”
So is Jerry Nadler an anti-Semite for daring to get the definition correct??
Because Thomas Massie sure as hell isn’t, and anyone trying to make that claim is being dishonest – at best.
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