May 9, 2019

SOVIET COMMUNISM–THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: Soviet Anti-Zionism and Contemporary Left Antisemitism:

The messaging emanating from today’s far-left anti-Zionist camp is strikingly similar to the messaging of the Soviet anti-Zionist campaigns. From the claims of Zionist collaboration with the Nazis in the Holocaust, to the idea of Zionism as an inherently racist and oppressive ideology, to the concept of Israel as a settler-colonialist state that engages in genocidal behavior and apartheid – all of these ideas were part and parcel of the Soviet anti-Zionist narrative.

An important essay on a much-neglected topic. Read the whole thing.

ASIDE: When I was a senior in college in 1988, a classmate went to the USSR on a peace tour. When he came back, he wrote an essay about the trip for the school paper. He mentioned that he had met with “Soviet Jewish leaders” and that while some reform was in order, the Jewish population of the USSR was generally content and didn’t want to leave. Within three years, given the opportunity, over a million of them left. This particular useful idiocy has stayed with me…

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