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Zionist Ideology, the Non-Jews and the State of Israel
: Zionist Ideology, the Non-Jews and the State of IsraelBy
: Ur Shlonsky Published in
: Z Magazine/ZNetDate of issue
24 July 2002Topic(s) addressed
: Commentary Abstract
Israel Shahak once remarked that for at least the last 200 years, Jews have demanded equal rights in every country in which they’ve lived – with the remarkable exception of Israel, the Jewish state. Israel has always founded its institutions on the denial of equality to non-Jews. From the beginning, a good half a century before 1948 when the state of Israel was established, Zionist ideology has held strict opposition to equality for non-Jews as a fundamental principle.