"The soviet union is historically at the root of the Zionism equals racism slogan". Not so, although Russia was no friend of Israel since the early 1950?s In actual fact a little known Palestinian born Jew called Ygal Gluckstien aka Tony Cliff was instrumental in breeding the current anti Israel hysteria. Attacking Israel relentlessly since its birth. Cliff Founded the Trotskyite Socialist Workers Party in the UK and along with his sworn Trotskyite enemy, Gerry Healy, founder of the WRP . They both started to mount a relentless anti Zionist campaign in the early 1960's. These organisations took money from Gadaffi during the 1960-70?s to keep their own printing press running against falling sales. However they had substantial influence in international left wing and academic circles where their influence is still felt today. opposition to their rabid anti Zionism did arise within these movements but were quickly quashed under "democratic centralism" and various threats.
Ofir Akunis officially replaces Danny Danon as minister of science, technology, and space (Haaretz)
from the article: Think tank: Israel faces global delegitimization campaign