Zionism, Israel, and Anti-Semitism: Dangerous Conflation
Institute for Palestine Studies
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In this second installment, we share two articles that explore the history and evolution of Zionism and anti-Zionism in Britain and the U.S. The authors demonstrate how charges of anti-semitism have been increasingly weaponized against critics of Israel, while actual anti-semitism is being ignored by some of the most vocal defenders of Israael and its policies.


Moshé Machover, author of “An Immoral Dilemma: The Trap of Zionist Propaganda,” was born in Palestine in 1936 and is an expatriate Israeli dissident and cofounder, in 1962, of the Socialist Organization in Israel, Matzpen, which viewed Zionism as a colonizing project and strove for Arab-Jewish coexistence based on full equality (http://www.matzpen.org/english/). Machover is a mathematician, professor emeritus at King’s College London, and a socialist political activist.

Barry Trachtenberg, co-author of “Shifting Sands: Zionism & American Jewry,” holds the Rubin Presidential Chair of Jewish History at Wake Forest University and is author most recently of The United States and the Nazi Holocaust: Race, Refuge, and Remembrance (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Kyle Stanton, co-author of “Shifting Sands: Zionism & American Jewry” is a graduate student in the Department of History at the University at Albany, SUNY and author of a forthcoming article on the American Council for Judaism for Southern Jewish History.