We need to talk about Zionism

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In the coverage of Israel-Palestine in the Western media, an ideology that is central to the story – Zionism – rarely gets discussed.

Instead, we hear a debate about whether opposition to it – anti-Zionism – is anti-Semitic. Aljazeera’s Daniel Turi reports on Zionism, the confusion that surrounds it and what it tells us about the world’s longest-running occupation.


  • Bernard Avishai, professor, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Sherene Seikaly, associate professor of history, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Avi Shlaim, emeritus fellow, University of Oxford

Jewish anti-Zionism in the US: An interview with Simone Zimmerman

Anti-Zionist Jews have formed a key part of the protests across the US against Israel’s war on Gaza. Given the importance of US support for Israel, it is a movement that could prove pivotal.

We hear from one of its leaders, Simone Zimmerman, whose own transition away from Zionism forms the core of the recent award-winning documentary, Israelism.

Featuring: Simone Zimmerman, co-founder, IfNotNow

Archive material from YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

  • 00:00 We need to talk about Zionism
  • 13:06 An interview with Simone Zimmerman

Produced by: Aljazeera English

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Khoo Soo Hay
Khoo Soo Hay
3 Jun 2024 9.20am

The English Parliament should have sent the Jews to British Guinea in the South American continent, where there were no Palestininans!