To the Editor:
Re: “Race, Empire and Palestine: A World View,” Opinion, Oct. 22
I was deeply offended by this column. The author’s claims of Israel’s imperialism and racist policies simply do not bear out in practice.
The author appeals to the discredited notion that Zionism is racism in order to support his claim of Israeli apartheid. He also confuses Judaism as a religion with Jews as an ethnic group. Zionism is the belief in an ethnic Jewish right to self-determination in the historical Jewish homeland, the type of right the author surely supports for Palestinians.