No such thing as socialist Zionism
The historic contradictions of the Zionist left are being played out in the death throes of Meretz, writes Tony Greenstein
Publisher: Weekly Worker
Date Written: 14/06/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22922
Greenstein discusses the historic contraditions associated with Labour Zionism and explains why the term 'Socialist Zionist' just cannot exist.
Even the very term, 'socialist Zionist', is an oxymoron. A socialist believes in the class struggle, opposing racism, colonialism and oppression. Socialism is about a society where the ownership and control of wealth is in the hands of those who produce it, not the few who own it. Socialism is about unity of the working class and the oppressed, regardless of religion, ethnicity, colour or national origin. Zionism is about the unity of Jewish people, regardless of class.