Without a shadow of a doubt, anti-Zionism is inherently, essentially, necessarily anti-Semitic.
Anti-Zionism propagates the ideology that says Israel has no right to exist.
Anti-Zionism is the movement that strives to use political, economic and moral pressure to wipe Israel off the map and replace it with an Arab-majority Palestine.
Here are three reasons why anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism:
First, anti-Zionism says Jews alone should be stripped of their internationally-recognized right to a space where their distinctive culture can flourish.
Second, Anti-Zionism fails to recognize Jews as political equals and demands that Jews become subordinate. It’sa demand that Jews should become permanent minorities again. It’s an assertion of political supremacy over Jews. That’s anti-Semitism.
Third, anti-Zionism exposes Jews to dangers for which anti-Zionists have no answer. For millennia, Jews faced persecution and the nation-state of Israel is the answer to protecting all Jews. Anti-Zionism says the Jews cannot be the guarantors of their own existence in Israel. That’s anti-Semitism.
Anti-Zionism disregards the beliefs, agency and aspirations of the Jewish people. That’s anti-Semitism.