Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Anti-Semitism and Zionism

Photo of Stars of David on Anti-Israel demonstration signs is courtesy of "El Marco" who published it on Flickr under the title
God Will Send Mushroom Cloud on Israel

There’s an interesting connection between Anti-Semitism and Zionism- they trigger each other:
Herzl started his Zionist activity as a direct result of Dreifus Affair, which he covered as a journalist. On the other hand The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion started as a result of the first Zionist congress in Bazel. (Which is mentioned in the last chapter there).
It is a known estimation that the state of Israel was founded as an answer to anti- Semitism in general and to the Holocaust in particular.
This connection between Anti-Semitism and Zionism goes back to the days of Pharaoh and the overwhelming answer to Anti-Semitism is supplied already there:
Exodus 1:12
But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more they multiplied and spread…

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