ANTI-ZIONISM SHIFT: FROM EXTREMIST FRINGE TO MAINSTREAM DISCOURSE

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JPost: Following the shock of the Holocaust, openly antisemitic expression was silenced, or at least muted, for a few decades. Today, in most Western societies at least, antisemitism is the hatred that dare not speaks its name. Among the most lethal new, covert forms of what Norman Geras has called “alibi antisemitism” is anti-Zionism, in which the perpetrators disguise their true feelings behind the fig leaf of a respectable, even humanitarian ideology.

Anti-Zionism has elbowed its way from the extremist fringe into the mainstream political discourse to the point where many diaspora Jews are feeling increasingly anxious about their futures.

In the UK, for example, the opposition Labour party has become infected with antisemitism under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn who, we are assured by his legions of supporters, “doesn’t have an antisemitic bone in his body” despite his public hailing of the genocidal Hamas and Hezbollah terror groups as his “friends” and many other disturbing faux pas. more …

Opinion: It is easy to label 1 man an anti-Semite while at the same time noting the the UK embassy is still in Tel Aviv. To make matters even worse, while Britain claims to treat Jews and Arab Palestinians equally there is a shocking bias against Israel when it comes to Jerusalem. Hang on to your hat:

The UK representative to Israel is in Tel Aviv, while the UK representative to the Palestinians is in Jerusalem.  

And it is no better in the rest of the EU. The Vatican, under Pope Francis who you would think would know better, is against Donald Trump’s move of the US embassy to East Jerusalem and maintains an embassy in Tel Aviv.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut to pieces, though all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it” Zechariah 12:2-3.

It is fascinating that when Zechariah wrote this prophecy in approximately 500 BC Jerusalem and Solomon’s temple had already been destroyed and the city and the wall was in ruins. What would there be to tremble about?

Zechariah was seeing all the way to today and beyond, as evidenced by the phrase “In that day”, mentioned 15 times in chapters 12-14 referring to the future battle of Armageddon, in which all the armies of the earth will be gathered in Jerusalem (Daniel 11:45).

Now watch what Zechariah says next: “In that day, says the Lord, I will strike every horse with confusion and it’s rider with madness …” which is the same way God saved the Israelites in Judges 7, 2 chronicles 20, and how He will save Israel in the still future war of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38:18-21).

How cool is that.

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