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Maarten Luther King over Anti-zionisme
Publicatiedatum: zondag 20 december 2009 Auteur: | 1.138 keer gelezen
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"This I Believe: Selections from the Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." (New York, 1971), King writes:

"...You declare, my friend, that you do not hate the Jews, you are merely 'anti-Zionist.' And I say... When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews - this is G-d's own truth...  And what is anti-Zionist? It is the denial to the Jewish people of a fundamental right that we justly claim for the people of Africa and freely accord all other nations of the Globe. It is discrimination against Jews, my friend, because they are Jews. In short, it is anti-Semitism...  Let my words echo in the depths of your soul: When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews - make no mistake about it."

(Though some have said that this passage was never penned by King, Dr. Seymour Martin Lipset of George Mason University and Stanford University wrote in 1969 that he heard King respond to an anti-Zionist remark by saying, "Don't talk like that! When people criticize Zionists, they mean Jews. You're talking anti-Semitism!")

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