It’s True — Hating Israel is Actually Anti-Semitic
The Jewish people have always lived in Israel, at least since they left Egypt, and let’s face it — that was a pretty danged long time ago… also, it’s the same region. After all, if you escaped a kidnapper and found a refuge on the other side of town, would anyone say you were squatting on the kidnapper’s property?
How do we know that the Jews have been in Israel for thousands of years? Jesus was a Jew, and his adventures took place in that general area, it’s safe to say. Israel means “to wrestle with God.” It is a turn of phrase that means that they are a people who struggle with the convictions and the spiritual laws that are wrapped up in the original Abrahamic religion — the fingerprints and the DNA of which are smattered all over the West Bank.
Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people. It is the location of their ethnic origin. Over the millennia, many generations of Jewish descendants spread out over the world where they faced unprecedented hostility from other cultures. All you have to do to see this is read Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. The anti-Semitism in that play is stark.
So, after World War Two, the Zionist movement was created as a response to the final and greatest anti-Semitic act which took place in Nazi Germany in the last century. Zionism is named after Mount Zion, which exists in Israel and is thought to be a location where God stood.
In other words: to be against a Jewish homeland is to be against Jewish-ness itself.
Here’s Dennis Prager with more.