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Anti-Zionism Is Not Anti-Semitism, Stipulates UN Organization, EAFORD
ccun.org, April 3, 2009
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Anti-Zionism Is Not Anti-Semitism
EAFORDís Oral Intervention during the Tenth Session of Human Rights Council
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Item 7. Human
rights situation in
The international community can and should abhor the
slaughter of Palestinian women and children without being labeled
Zionism is a political
movement, not a religion; it is a colonialist, racist, ideology of conquest,
oppression, subjugation and control.
Jews can be anti-Zionists, and anti-Semites can be
staunch Zionists. Some of the most adamant supporters of Zionist ideology
are not Jews, but some fundamentalist Christians. This agenda item does not
report on a religion but on a Stateís discriminatory policies towards a
people who are Semitic too!
Occupation is not about religion: It is a nationís
policy of aggression; its use of disproportionate force, and collective
When the atrocities committed on the people of
Equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism poisons any
resolution; let it not deter us from our pursuit, the real goal which must
prevail: truth and justice.
Thank you Mr. President.
24 March 2009
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