Jews against ethnic identity

This leaflet was produced by a group of anti-Zionist Jews in London and handed out at the demonstration for Palestinian rights on May 18. They also had a banner reading "Jews Against Zionism... and all states" which was manouevered to the front along with the rest of the anti-capitalist troublemakers. It got the message across, eclipsing the moderate pro-Palestinian state organizers of the demo and a group of about 300 Islamists shouting anti-Semitic slogans. The leftists who organize anti-Israel demos tolerate these bin Laden followers - their slogan 'No platform for racists' only applies to white racists.

The line 'the grassroots spirit of the first Intifada' refers to the original Palestinian uprising which started in 1988. It is regarded as more positive than the second Intifada of October 2000, because it had a class perspective, involved mass strikes by Palestinian workers (whom the Israeli economy still needed in 1988, but not in 2000), did not involve 'martyrs' killing themselves and innocent Israelis, and was not run by corrupt politicians and Islamic fascists.

One might object to any group in the category "Ethnic group X against Y", but "Jews Against Zionism" isn't at all exclusive. "Jews Against Zionism" is a positive development, and this is a timely and powerful intervention.

The facts in this flyer can all be found in - Zionism in the Age of the Dictators by Lenni Brenner, a scrupulously-researched history exposing how Zionism has always worked hand-in-hand with anti-Semites.

Jews demonstrate against Israel fundraiser in San Francisco on May 16 2002