Anti-Zionism IS Antisemitism, Periodt.

Newsflash: If you hate MOST Jews, you are a Nazi.

Mallory Mosner
The Judean People’s Front

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A Jewish star shaped from several blue shapes on a white background, each shape representing one of the kibbutzim in Israel that were brutalized on October 7th
Art by Eitan Gutenmacher

Is there anything more asinine than someone saying, “I’m not antisemitic, I just hate Zionists”? Some basic math for those whose brains haven’t rotted from infectious, rabid Jew-hatred: HALF of the world’s Jews live in Israel, and while there’s no perfect survey to capture the exact percentage of Zionists in the diaspora, most research indicates the vast majority of Jews (usually estimated at 85–90%) worldwide support Israel.

For those who have not taken a statistics class in a while, or never received an education in basic math, hating the MAJORITY of an entire people definitely qualifies as… hating that group of people (i.e. bigotry, racism, antisemitism and xenophobia, oh my!). To put it in terms that may serve your political view of the world, it would be like saying you don’t have a problem with all Black people, just the ones that believe that systemic racism against Black people exists in America. It’s really that simple, you just hate Jews — you’re welcome!

To be very clear on terms here, Zionism means the right to self-determination on ancestral homeland for Jewish people, who are indigenous to Israel (though most of us were forced into the diaspora through multiple devastating, violent conquests, including the Arab empire in the 7th…

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Mallory Mosner
The Judean People’s Front

Queer non-binary (they/she) Jewish writer and Ayurvedic Health Counselor who loves puzzles, cats and meditation.