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The End of Zionism: Thoughts and Next Steps

Zionism — the assertion that Jews have a right to violently establish and maintain an ethno-religious state in the homeland and at the expense of the Palestinian people — was, at least in the United States, a mainstream belief with support across the political spectrum.

In recent years, that consensus has crumbled. Palestinians have led the global BDS movement that highlights how Zionism violates the rights of all Palestinians, and younger generations of Americans, including Jews, are turning away from an ideology that is more and more openly aligned with the most reactionary, right-wing and white supremacist forces. Similar changes are happening all over the world. Though Zionism is on the retreat ideologically, Israel retains immense power and impunity.

What will it take to change this apparent stalemate, and shift the balance towards liberation for Palestinians?


Ali Abunimah is executive director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada, an independent nonprofit publication focusing on Palestine. He has written hundreds of articles and spoken on the topic all over the world. He is the author of ​One Country, A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse​ (2007) and ​The Battle for Justice in Palestine(2014).

Philip Weiss is a writer who had a long career in mainstream journalism before starting a blog on the Middle East that is now Mondoweiss.

Nada Elia is a long time activist, a teacher, writer, political commentator, and frequent contributor to Mondoweiss.