Ali Abunimah’s Antisemitism Shines Through (Again)


I have posted before about the antisemitism of Electronic Intifada founder Ali “Abumination” Abunimah. It is something he vehemently denies (like almost all antisemites do), and he has even allegedly gone out of his way deliberately to use the word “Zionist” (and not “Jew”) in order to protect himself from such allegations.

But every once in a while he really screws up. Like the time he characterized the Haavara agreement – which saved the lives of 60,000 German Jews – as Zionist-Nazi collaboration.

And he’s done it again today with this tweet:

Let’s leave aside for a moment the fact that Abunimation is not qualified to say anything about Zionism or the Jewish religion, and is wrong – Zionism is integral to Judaism, and is merely the national movement of the Jewish people that supports the re-establishment of a Jewish homeland in the territory defined as the historic Land of Israel. His remark implying the Jews of Israel are all European Jews reeks of Jew hatred, and is reminiscent of the “Jews as Khazars” canard spouted by antisemites – a tactic to take away the indigenous status of the Jewish people in the land of Israel, our homeland.

It also ignores the fact that at least half of Israeli Jews are of Mizrahi or Sephardic origin.

As one of the most well-known Israel haters in the world today, Abunimation sure leads by example when it comes to his contempt for Jews.

I am just glad he lets down his guard and shows it to us from time to time.

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An Aussie immigrant to Israel, David Lange is founder and managing editor of Israellycool. He is a happy family man, and a lover of steak, Australian sports and single malt whisky.