We are now well accustomed to anti-Zionists equating Israel with Nazi Germany, accusing Israel of colonialism, apartheid and any human rights violation one can think of.
But something new is emerging. Previously, some would claim they do not deny Israel’s right to exist, they are just critical of the Israeli occupation and of certain Israeli government policies. This then developed into an out in the open rejection of Zionism – the right of a Jewish state or state for the Jewish people to exist and a growing acceptability of this position.
Notwithstanding the double standard of singling out Israel for specific condemnation for its commitment to its Jewish character whilst remaining silent about every other ethno-national state, it is only Israel that is condemned for this and has a global campaign to delegitimize it through BDS. This double standard brings it into the U.S. State Department and European Union’s EUMC most widely accepted definition of forms of modern manifestations of anti-Semitism.