Know Your History: How Infamous “Zionism is Racism” UN Resolution Passed

series where I bring to you news from the newspaper archives and historical documents to debunk common misconceptions about the Middle East conflict.

The infamous “Zionism is racism” resolution 3379, adopted by the UN General Assembly Resolution on 10 November 1975, is one of the blackest stains on a body full of black stains.

But how did it come to pass? The New York Times published a piece two days later, which sheds some light on why and how it happened. It is a must-read.


  • The ultimate destruction of Israel was a motivating factor of many countries to vote for it
  • Many countries did not even know what Zionism was
  • The antisemitism disseminated by some of those speaking out in support of it
  • How Arab countries had essentially bribed some of the poor African nations into voting for it

Note: I cannot provide a link to the full article since it is only available to those who have purchased a NY Times subscription. But I have provided screenshots below. As usual, click on the screenshots to enlarge.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media

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