an·​ti-Zi·​on·​ism ˌan-tē-ˈzī-ə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce anti-Zionism (audio)
: opposition to the establishment or support of the state of Israel : opposition to Zionism
anti-Zionist adjective
an anti-Zionist group
anti-Zionist views
anti-Zionist noun

Examples of anti-Zionism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using that definition, the Anti-Defamation League considers anti-Zionism a form of antisemitism. Jenny Jarvie, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2024 Pro-Palestinian parents in the district, including a Jewish group called Berkeley Unified School District Jewish Parents for Collective Liberation, have said that people making complaints conflate anti-Zionism with antisemitism. Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2024 In recent years — and especially since October — combating antisemitism and Islamophobia has become a major focus at college campuses, including USC, which has been rocked by several high-profile episodes involving accusations of antisemitism, anti-Zionism and hate speech. Jaweed Kaleem, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2024 In the view of some critics, the real problem is not the definition’s faulty application but its flawed content, in particular its vague examples of anti-Israel speech, which blur the line between antisemitism and anti-Zionism. Eyal Press, The New Yorker, 13 Mar. 2024 Mark Kelly Some say that anti-Zionism isn’t tantamount to antisemitism. Joshua Muravchik, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2023 The American Jewish Committee argues anti-Zionism is a form of antisemitism. Mike Stunson, Sacramento Bee, 7 Mar. 2024 This false conflation between antisemitism and anti-Zionism cheapens real acts of antisemitism that harm us all. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 6 Mar. 2024 As a Jewish man who grew up going to synagogue in Texas, Young said equating anti-Zionism and antisemitism is dangerous. USA TODAY, 5 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-Zionism was in 1898

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“Anti-Zionism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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