You’re a liberal! Bari Weiss, one of the Zionist pundits at the New York Times, in an interview with Bill Maher, distinguished between Zionism and what she called “Bibiism” (using Benjamin Netanyahu’s nickname Bibi):
These are two very distinctive things. I am a huge critic of the current Prime Minister of the State of Israel. I believe that just as the Jews have a claim to the land, so too do the Palestinians, and if Israel wants to be a democratic, liberal state, there need to be two states.
Notice how Bari claims the only way for “Israel to be liberal and democratic” is for two states. In other words there is absolutely no way for Palestinians and Jewish Israelis to be in a liberal democratic state because the Palestinians are backwards and incapable of democracy.
It’s this kind of racism in disguise that needs to be called out. Peace cannot happen when Zionism cannot see Palestinians as equal human beings. It’s this kind of veiled racism that needs to called out and fought against. True peace comes when Jewish Israelis stop looking at Palestinians as barbarians but as actual human beings.