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Calling All Zionists

Am Yisrael Chai
Am Yisrael Chai

Raise your hand if you’re a Zionist!

Now…raise it in public…

Is your hand still up?

Because the “woke” community is ready to shame you if it is. And if you are one of the millions of people (and particularly young people) who have been cowed into believing that “Zionist” is a dirty word, the antisemites have won.

For years now, thanks to the illustrious leadership of The Squad, Students for Justice in Palestine, Black Lives Matter, and CAIR (to name a few), the relentless social media narrative has used the term “Zionist” to refer to all Jews. The perpetrators will deny it, but it’s that (very thinly veiled) denial that wins them the exact psychological victory they sought all along.

Let’s be honest. There is no contesting the fact that people who attack “Zionists” are actually attacking Jews as a whole. They are not referring to Christian Zionists. Or Muslim ones (they do exist). They are referring to Jews. Period.

You see, the leadership of the anti-Israel, antisemitic movement has established a no-lose paradigm that subversively turns public—and, more nefariously, Jewish—opinion against the Jewish State.

In a shameless show of feigned innocence, these haters will insist that they are not vilifying Jews. They are only against Zionists. Those apartheid-loving, genocidal colonialists who seek to rule and control the entire world…er, universe.

And so, those who pander to the rhetoric breathe a heavy sigh of relief…Surely, this isn’t Jew hatred! This is only Zionist hatred!

Oh…and the only thing most people know about Zionism is that it’s a “Jewish thing.”

Draw dots. Connect lines.

If you are a Jew who also happens to be a Zionist, you’re the enemy. How convenient.

By vilifying Zionism, these antisemites co-opt the general public against Jews, while simultaneously offering all Jews “of good conscience” an easy out: disavow Israel and you, too, can be on the winning team.

As virtue signaling becomes more and more of a social imperative, desperate people with fragile egos say whatever they think they need to say to be accepted and even lauded by their peers. Their peers, by the way, obsessed with virtue signaling as well, thereby create a feedback loop that circumnavigates the globe.

These days, Jews are extra-woke if they are willing to publicly distance themselves from Israel. And bonus points if they openly vilify the Jewish State, as well.

On top of that, there is a very real fear of verbal or even physical retribution if someone does admit to being a Zionist. We have seen attacks against pro-Israel Jews in academia, in politics, and across the general public.

So, this huge outcry radiates from Jews around the globe: “Not all Jews are Zionists! I am a Jew and I am not a Zionist!” And as they cry out, these Jews think they have won. They think they have saved their tuchases in one simple statement. “Go attack the other Jews, I am not one of them!”

And that was the whole plan.

Because now, we have Jews doing the bidding of the antisemites. They have pitted Jews against Jews.

It may seem innocuous to tell the world you are “not that Jew,” but what you are really doing is giving the Jew haters your tacit permission to demonize those of us who do support Israel, the world’s only Jewish State.

Jewish people in all echelons of society who honestly believe they are educating the public on how to distinguish antisemitism from anti-Zionism, are actually propagating them both…while running in fear, away from their heritage, tail between their legs, begging for their own mercy.

History’s memory is conveniently short.

About the Author
Shana Meyerson is a proud member of the World Jewish Congress's Jewish Diplomatic Corps and AIPAC. Professionally, she is an internationally acclaimed yoga instructor, based out of Los Angeles, California.
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