It is bizarre, ludicrous– that to condemn the response to the brutality inflicted by the Zionists is called anti-Semitic, writes poet Lillian Rosengarten. Who shall raise their voices for Palestinians, for freedom from intolerable suffering, for their land?
Zionists have manipulated history to hide the Palestinian Nakba. Their brilliant yet deeply disturbing introjection of “victim” status sustains fears still smoldering in Jewish consciousness and is aided by clever, ugly propaganda. In truth, Israel is an occupying power.
Zionist intention is to gather Jews from around the world to support and live in the “Jewish State,” using the idea of Jewish unsafety. I cannot be this Jew. As a refugee [from Nazi Germany], I identify with the homeless displaced Palestinians.
The rise of anti-Semitism is real. But the use of false anti-Semitism charges to justify Zionist crimes is a lamentable and important trend, Lillian Rosengarten writes.
Diehard Zionists have sought to portray author Lillian Rosengarten’s tour of her birthplace, Germany, as anti-Semitic because she opposes the existence of a Jewish state. She has demonstrated that the charge is false.
Jewish identity continues to be threatened with a paranoid fear of annihilation. Victimhood and guilt is acted out of a perception that Palestinians wish to destroy Jews. The poet and author Lillian Rosengarten, writing at Mondoweiss
The distinction between Zionism and Judaism remains in constant need of clarification and discussion. Fanatics closed to discussion use the anti-Semitism charge to create political terror in an effort to silence and deny.