Is anti-Zionism hate?

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    Yes. It is more dangerous than anti-Semitism, threatening lives and peace in the Middle East.

    This is an article by Judea Pearl, father of the late Daniel Pearl the journalist who was beheaded by Muslims.

    "In January, at a symposium at UCLA (choreographed by the Center for Near East Studies), four longtime Israel bashers were invited to analyze the human rights conditions in Gaza, and used the stage to attack the legitimacy of Zionism and its vision of a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians.

    They criminalized Israel's existence, distorted its motives and maligned its character, its birth, even its conception. At one point, the excited audience reportedly chanted "Zionism is Nazism" and worse.

    Jewish leaders condemned this hate-fest as a dangerous invitation to anti-Semitic hysteria, and pointed to the chilling effect it had on UCLA students and faculty on a campus known for its open and civil atmosphere. The organizers, some of them Jewish, took refuge in "academic freedom" and the argument that anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism."

    Read the rest here:

    http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-pearl15-2009mar15,0,6323783.story?track=rss
     
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