A Workers’ International Network meeting – ZIONISM: BEHIND THE MYTHS – Sunday 4th February 2024 at 4pm GMT
5 pm in central Europe and Nigeria, 6 pm in Greece, Cyprus, South Africa and Namibia, 7pm in Turkey, 9 pm in Pakistan, 9-30 pm in India and Sri Lanka, midnight in the Philippines and Taiwan, 8 am in California and 11am in New York.
The horrors of the current genocidal war by Israel against the people of Gaza have focused renewed attention worldwide on the role of Zionism, which describes itself as “the national liberation movement of the Jewish people”.
Spokespersons for the Israeli state claim that Jews needed to create their own nation state to be safe from the dangers of antisemitism, and they chose to create it on land that had long had a substantial Jewish presence. This argument was especially powerful in the wake of the Holocaust.
But has Israel made Jews safer? What price was paid by the Palestinian people, who were also seeking their self-determination there, and their freedom from imperial domination?
To what extent was Zionism supported by Jewish communities before the Holocaust? What were the motives behind the Balfour declaration, and for British support for the foundation of the Israeli state? And why are growing numbers of Jews in Britain and the US joining movements that challenge Zionism today?
Come to our meeting to hear
David Rosenberg of the Jewish Socialists’ Group
present an alternative political history of Zionism and anti-Zionism.
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