Antisemitism has hopped to the forefront of the political conversation in recent years. It seemed like every interviewer of a Labour Party representative brings up antisemitism. However, these claims of antisemitism within the Labour party have been deflected and delegitimised as simply anti-Zionist arguments and criticisms of Israel. What is the difference between antisemitism and anti-Zionism and why has the UK’s relationship with Israel – a small, non-European country – been such a pressing matter as a general election approached? What ideology does Zionism actually describe? Zionism is the belief that the Jewish people have a right to self-determination in their ancestral homeland – Israel. Conversely, Anti-Zionism is the belief that the Jewish people should not have the right to self-determination in Israel, thus Israel should be disassembled.
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Contributed by 2019-2020 King’s College London CAMERA Fellow Elliot Orenstein.