Just as I call out my right-wing friends to tell me their endgame … so I call out my left-wing friends to do the same. Tell me what the endgame is. Is it the end of the Jewish state entirely? Is it the return of Jewish “colonialists” to Europe and North Africa, from whence they fled under the shadow of anti-Semitic violence?
Café-radicals who support this view [one binational state] need to look it squarely in the eye and call it what it is: selective cultural genocide. There is no way that a binational state will be a safe haven for the Jewish people or that it will preserve Jewish culture. It also creates a curious anomaly: the one-state solution means that every people on the planet, from Peruvians to Pakistanis, deserves self-determination — except one. This is where anti-Zionism slides into anti-Semitism.
I’ve been avoiding reading this article for some reason, even though I have a lot of respect for Jay Michaelson.
But he’s right; unless anti-zionism is rooted in marxism or anarchism, and their attendant anti-statist goals (and it usually isn’t), then it is anti-semitism.