the soviet union is historically at the root of the zionism equals racism slogan. the soviets, masters of manipulation and propaganda, knew that they could appeal to the west's radical left and the third world to inculcate the notion that the right way to view israel was as a western colonial enterprise. the soviets' main purpose was to undermine israel and appeal to the arabs. they did not suceed in appealing to the profoundly religious arabs, but they did suceed in their attempt to undermine israel. indeed, without the soviets, there would not have been wars after 1948. generally speaking, western communists are either naive or evil. the naive are as dangerous as the evil. they will not, however, suceed in their attempt to dismantle the jewish state. the radical left and their radical islamist comrades will continue to harass israel and jews in general to the extent they can.
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from the article: Think tank: Israel faces global delegitimization campaign