Mondoweiss: Zionism Will Never be Viewed the Same After Gaza Genocide Featured

By Gamal Khattab March 27, 2024 2794
  • Zionism's esteem in U.S. society has dwindled following the Gaza genocide.
  • American leaders accused of blindly supporting genocide, with some arguing Israel is not deliberately cruel.
  • Liberal Zionists, like Aaron David Miller, have limited influence.
  • Polls show American people favor humanitarian aid to Gaza more than military aid to Israel.
  • Democratic Party's progressive base has initiated a political "firestorm" over U.S. support for genocide.
  • J Street postponed its 2024 conference due to Aggression on Gaza.
  • James Carville on MSNBC blamed Israel for Biden's expected loss.
  • Congress member Brad Sherman accused anti-Israel forces of muddying national discourse.
  • Liberal media blaming U.S. for genocide.
  • Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg withdrew from a speaking engagement due to his past as an Israeli soldier.
  • Recognition of Zionists' racism in U.S. discourse is just beginning.

Zionism has lost its place in U.S. society after the Gaza genocide, with liberal Zionists like Aaron David Miller and others having little influence on Democrats. Polls show that American people favor giving humanitarian aid to Gaza more than military aid to Israel, and the progressive base of the Democratic Party has started a political "firestorm" over U.S. support for genocide. The Zionist group J Street postponed its 2024 conference due to its own rank and file being enraged by Israel.

James Carville on MSNBC blamed Israel for the catastrophe in Gaza, stating that if Biden loses, it's Israel's fault. Brad Sherman, an Israel-loving Congress member from Los Angeles, defended his support for the massacres of Palestinians in Gaza, accusing them of seeking the genocide of Jews. This is the chief refuge for Democrats who excuse Israel's actions.

Liberal media is giving a platform to progressive critics, such as Mehdi Hasan on New York public radio, who denounced Hamas but pointed out the inevitable consequences of military occupation. Meanwhile, Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg withdrew from a speaking engagement at the University of Kentucky (UK) after students questioned his record as a former IDF prison guard and his views on Zionism.

The process of recognizing Zionism's loss in U.S. discourse is just beginning, with the view that Israel supporters promote bigotry against Palestinians still off-limits. Donald Johnson has written on the site that anti-Palestinian racism on the Israel side is never discussed, and that any group, including Jewish supporters of Israel, can be racist.