First published in 2008 / Second edition publication date: 7 February 2018
The conference ‘Against Zionism: Jewish Perspectives’ at the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies, marked a turning point in solidarity and activism for Palestine in civil society. Following on one year after the multi-faith conference ‘Towards A New Liberation Theology: Reflections on Palestine’ this event marked the continued and deep collaboration between diverse Jewish and Muslim voices.
The papers in this collection come from brave intellectuals, academics, activists, and Rabbis. All of them continue to challenge the injustices and outright oppression caused by racist, supremacist discourses. Their work remains pertinent at a time when advocacy for justice, especially in support of the Palestinian people, their rights and their aspirations, is being demonised.
This volume is essential reading for those struggling for the dignity and equality of all peoples in making the arguments and connections needed to transform all cultures of hate into ones of mutual respect for diversity, and dignity for all.
The Religious Case Against Zionism – Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss
Anti-Zionism is Not Anti-Semitism – Rabbi Ahron Cohen
The Use of Force in Jewish Tradition and in Zionist Practice – Yakov M Rabkin
Apartheid Israel And The Political Zionist Claim For National Self- Determination – Uri Davis
Opposition to Zionism: The Core Strategy of a Solidarity Movement – Roland Rance
Western Government Support for Zionism: Implications for Strategy – Les Levidow
Israel in the Context of the “Clash of Civilisations” – Michel Warschawski
We hope the republishing of this volume helps those of us struggling for the dignity and equality of all peoples in making the arguments and connections need to transform this culture of hate into one of mutual respect for diversity, and dignity for all.
Arzu Merali is the Head of Research at the Islamic Human Rights Commission based in London, UK.
Javad Sharbaf is a lecturer in the Department of North American Studies, Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, Iran.