Zionism is racism, and Israel and the US are states that practice terror - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mazen
    • 21.11.05 | 12:11 (IST)

    Zionism is inherently racist because is calls for the establishment of a "national home" for one group on a specific territory, regardless of the situation in that territory, and reagrdless of any nations or groups dwelling that territory, and without establishing any right of that group as a collective to acquire sovereingty in that area. The "historical rights" argument that Israel uses is quite defective and even Israelis themsleves do not take it seriously. While the mere aspiration of a group of people to establish their own state based on a religion or an ethnicity they all belong to is acceptable and recognized under international law, the aspiration to establish a state in an area already dewelled by others is unacceptable, especially if it was done by means of settling immigrants who immigrated to that country according to an immigration policy formulated by a colonial power and that clashes with the interests of the local population, and in a way that is exclusionary and disciminatory. Needless to say that when the essence of this movement is based on ethnic cleasning, this movement becomes immoral and unacceptable. I do not think that labeling zionism as a racist movement has anything to do with its relation to Judaism. Zionism is a political movement that has racist principles, and had these principles been adopted by other political movements, they would have been treated the same. The writer refered to terror and its definition and the way the UN deals with it. I think if the UN deals with it properly, Israel and the US would be the first states to be condemned for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    from the article: A still-stained UN
    First published 00:00 21.11.05 | Last updated 00:00 21.11.05
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