Anti-Semitism and the Beirut Pogrom
Publisher: Fifth Estate
Year Published: 1983
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX5587
Fredy Perlman tells how encounters with racism in Central Europe, Bolivia and the U.S. heightened his perception and prepared him to denounce "American cheerleaders of Israel." He is astounded that potential victims of Nazi extermination camps can accept, even support, Israeli massacres of Palestinian refugees.
"The long exile is over; the persecuted refugee at long last returns to Zion, but so badly scarred he's unrecognizable, he has completely lost his self; he returns as anti-Semite, as Pogromist, as mass murderer; the ages of exile and suffering are still included in his makeup, but only as self-justifications."