Because we are anti-Nationalism and fascism, and Zionism shows too close a common ground with those types of political ideals.
This is an unpopular stand with other groups who claim to fight racism, but one cannot be a true fighter against racism and fascism and support a government who is guilty of both.
The Jewish members of this collective often get attacked and labeled “self hating Jews” for being anti-racists/anti-facists and calling out Israel for their crimes against the Palestinian peoples.
This is a very similar tactic used in other nationalist and ethnocentric ideology based political groups.
White/Anglo peoples who don’t subscribe to “White Nationalism” are labeled “race traitors” or “self hating whites” as people from other race based groups are labeled “sell outs” if they have an outlook of universal diversity.
We as a collective stand united against those who try to intimidate, bully and alienate those who fight against racism, ethnic superiority, Nationalism, apartheid and occupation.
Max Blumenthal is another soldier in this fight. Like many of us, he is an ethnic Jew with a conscience and goal to fight for those who are under race base attack, including the Palestinian peoples.
Max has been labeled a “Self Hating Jew” by those with strong connections with racism and all around Nationalist wing nut ideologies.
Because Max will report what they do not want people to see.
Max’s latest expo articles on Israel and Zionism are well done and informative.
Inside the Lawfare Project: Netanyahu’s Attack on Human Rights NGO’s Hits the States discusses the well organized attack on human rights groups via the Lawfare Project.
As the anti-Goldstone, human rights-bashing Lawfare Project’s opening event on March 11 wrapped up, I asked its chairman, Columbia University Law School Dean David Schizer, for an interview. Schizer, who had just attacked the Goldstone Report from the podium, pointedly refused to speak to me and looked for the exit. As Schizer was leaving, he was politely confronted by Columbia Law School Professor Katherine Franke, who heads the school’s Program in Gender and Sexuality Law.
“Why didn’t you invite any speakers with an alternative perspective?” Franke asked Schizer.
His reply was curt. “We invited one or two but they couldn’t make it,” Schizer claimed before hurrying away.
Rest of the article HERE
Another recent article US Cable Channel Incites Religious War in Israel-Palestine w/Endorsement by George Costanza and Sponsorship from JDate exposes how a very fringe pro-military religionist ideology is being promoted on sponsored TV programing.
Incidentally, spent an hour tonight watching Talkline with Zev Brenner on Jewish Life TV, or JLTV. It is channel 120 on New York City’s Time Warner. This show is created by fanatical settlers for the national religious camp’s supporters in the US. It features a guest roster of far-right figures, including a few I’ve seen around Jerusalem and the West Bank. The show is devoted to promoting a Jewish takeover of Al-Aqsa to bring about the “Third Temple” . A look at JLTV’s programming shows a non-stop parade of pro-settler TV. Arutz Sheva, the official news network of the settlement movement, is among the sponsors of a show called, “Tuesday Night Live.”
“We need to invest all of our efforts into the Temple Mount and rebuilding the Third Temple,” Zev Brenner proclaims during his show.
Another speaker appears beside Brenner and declares, “Israel is divided into two camps: the whiners and the heroes.” The heroes, he explains, are the people “who lace up their boots, put on their uniforms, and go out and fight for the Israeli Army…They don’t whine about the politicians, they go out and do what’s asked of them.”
He goes on: “God brings a war because he needs to bring the best out of us. When we shine a light, it’s brightest when we come together [in war].
Rest of article HERE
Labeling anyone a “self hating” …*add ethnic background here* is a common racist move to devalue those who stand up to hatred and oppression, which is not surprising when coming from racists.
In the situation with Zionism, when Jews take a stand against it while speaking out for the rights of the Palestinian peoples, they can’t be labeled “anti-Semites” therefore, they seen as more of a threat to the Zionist cause.
They are not joining in the Nationalism, the quest for an ethnic based pride involving the domination over another race of people, and the willingness to put on a uniform and kill for such ideals.
They are willing, however, to look in the face of those of their own heritage and say:
What is happening in Israel is wrong, Zionism does not define my place in this world as an ethnic and/or religious Jew, … peace, unity, diversity and freedom do.