«To brand Zionism as imperialism is to deny the connection of the Jews to the Land of Israel that goes back 3,000 years».
«Racist hatred is not just a matter of hating a people for the color of their skin. The Holocaust is the ultimate proof of that. Europe and the Muslim world were never a home for the Jews. The empires of the Christian and Muslim world could have cared one iota about Jewish survival and the Jewish future».
«The Zionist enterprise was desperate and lonely. If only the Jews had the power of an empire, perhaps millions of Jews could have been saved from genocide. «Zionist imperialism» is an absurd phrase, an oxymoron. It is an anti-Semitic canard. It denies the tragic realities of Jewish history».
«To brand Zionism as imperialism is to deny the connection of the Jews to the Land of Israel that goes back 3,000 years. Jews were battling imperialists, whether they were Hellenists or Romans, long before the modern national movements of liberation. The British in India, as well as the French in Algeria, did not have an ancient connection to the lands they colonized».
«That the Arabs of Palestine suffered a catastrophe in losing their homes to Jews in 1948 was not due to «ethnic cleansing», but to their refusal to accept partition and their hatred of Jews that had its origin in the Islamic call for jihad against Jewish infidels.
«Today, half the Jewish population of Israel is made up of Jews from Arab and Islamic lands. To label as imperialist a small nation of Jews that flourished despite the power of great empires is absurd. It is an attempt to rob Israel of its legitimacy. It is a lie.»
Source: Jerusalem Post: The writer Eli Kavon is on the faculty of Nova Southeastern University’s LifelongLearning Institute in Davie, Florida.