Daddy Issues, Patriarchy and Anti-Zionist Jews

Some queer Jewish theory for your consideration

Mallory Mosner
The Judean People’s Front

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Alia Shawkat and self-loathing anti-Zionist poster child Ilana Glazer in “Broad City” (Comedy Central)

Slugs for salt! Chickens for KFC! Jews for… Hamas?! It is a great mystery which particular aspects of the human condition must be broken in order for a person to actively seek and desire harm against themselves or their own people — or any other beings, for that matter, though affinity bias tends to invoke increased empathy for the people most like us.

If you are a Jewish person, there’s a good chance you know an anti-Zionist Jew — you know, one of those less than 10% of Jews worldwide who do not believe in the right for Jewish self-determination on ancestral homeland (no caveats for oppressing Palestinians, depriving them of sovereignty, etc. Simple as that!).

“Jewish” Voice for Peace having a not-so-Jewish oopsie on Twitter

If you are a non-Jewish person, there’s a good chance that you disproportionately see anti-Zionist Jews propped up in American media and activism, because they are the favorite tokens of “progressive” people who proudly boast that they don’t hate ALL Jews — only the 90% of Jews who don’t want their families in Israel to be murdered and displaced.

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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.