Anti-Zionism equals Anti-Semitism? Macron fuels debate on how …

| February 21, 2019

Addressing a rise in hate crimes against the Jewish diaspora in France, President Emanuel Macron has supported the expansion of the definition of anti-Semitism to outlaw anti-Zionism as well, fueling public debate over the terms. Anti-Semitism is hiding itself behind anti-Zionism, Macron said Wednesday, speaking at the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif) and announcing that France seeks to define anti-Zionism as a modern-day form of anti-Semitism. The rise of hate crime incidents in France, including the verbal abuse of philosopher Alain Finkielkraut at a Yellow Vest rally last weekend and the desecration of a Jewish cemetery near Strasbourg, has prompted the French government to seek new means to fight growing animosity towards their Jewish population, the largest in Europe

Nobody knows what Zionism means anymore. Two historians help …

| February 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES (JTA) I was born in 1995, which means a lot of things. The Twin Towers toppled when I was only in kindergarten