The anti-Zionism Equals anti-Semitism Equation Depends on Whitewashing Imperialist History.

The persistence of anti-semitic allegations against Jeremy Corbyn’s UK Labour Party has allowed those who support and legitimise the continued Zionist usurpation and colonisation of Palestine to regurgitate myths when it comes to the origins of the Israeli state. Curiously, one of the most vociferous peddlers of these allegations are a group of disbanded revolutionary Trotskyists formerly headed by Professor Frank Furedi who have re-manifested themselves in an on-line journal, Spiked-Online. One of Furedi’s former disciples, a certain Dr. James Heartfield, in a recent hit piece on Corbyn’s Labour Party, justifies the establishment of the Zionist entity:

“After the Second World War, Jewish refugees from the Holocaust set about building a new country in what was then British Palestine.”

Embedded in this innocuous and humane sounding sentence are two major myths that are often propounded to justify the colonisation of Palestine. Continue reading

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