“Zionism sustains the lives, creativity, dignity and identity of millions of peace-seeking and war-weary human beings.”
Above, Quoted from an OP-ED piece entitled “Anti-Zionism is a hateful ideology. It has no place at UC, by Judea Pearl
LostMessiah April 1, 2016
There is no shortage of ultra-Orthodox leaders calling anyone who scrutinizes the behavior of the ultra-Orthodox community anti-Semites. Hate begets hate. Those Ultra-Orthodox sects, which are by their own teachings anti-Zionist, who choose regardless to live in Israel, exploit Israel’s social system and legislated socialized medicine, then criticize its policies and refuse army service are fueling both anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism worldwide.
On Purim, it is apparently not uncommon to find ultra-Orthodox Jews burning Jewish flags, something we found surprising. It is not new news that many of the ultra-Orthodox sects who live in Israel, not only forbid their children from entering the military; but shun children from within their community who perform the mandatory army training. The Satmar would prefer to sit in jail ;and told their children to do so before supporting their State.
One must certainly ask: “What does the world think about Jews not supporting a place they refer to as their homeland?”
Last week, the Regents of California, in a series of discussions which had been ongoing, adopted what are referred to as a set of “principles against intolerance.” In an article in HaAretz entitled “University of California Votes to Label anti-Semitism as a Form of Intolerance” it is argued that