Defining Zionism, anti-Zionism and antisemitism | Letters

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Readers respond to Peter Beinart’s long read article ‘Debunking the myth that anti-Zionism is antisemitic’

In his article (Debunking the myth that anti-Zionism is antisemitic, 7 March), Peter Beinart makes the common error that trips up many people trying to understand the problems in the Middle East – he tries to apply logic to it. If A equals B and B equals C then A must equal C simply does not work here. Stating that if anti-Zionism just means being against Israel then anti-Zionism is OK misses the point by a mile and hundreds of years.

If Zionism is anything, it is a discussion; everyone seems to think it means something else. We had these discussions at Sunderland Polytechnic Student Union in the 1980s to no great resolution and they are continuing today at Essex University.

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