Anti-Zionism refers to the opposition to Zionism, the belief that the Jewish people are entitled to self-determination in their own nation-state, specifically the Jewish State of Israel. Criticism of the Israeli government and its policies can be legitimate, and there are anti-Zionist segments of the Jewish community that oppose the establishment of a Jewish nation-state without divine intervention. However, anti-Zionism can become antisemitic when Israel is held to double standards that are not applied to any other nation. Anti-Zionism also becomes antisemitism when the Jewish people as a whole are held accountable for the actions or policies of the Israeli government, typically resulting in discrimination, harassment, or violence against individual Jews. (Related terms: Antisemitism)
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