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20/08/2014 2:00pm
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04/09/2014 7:00pm
The Rt Hon John Bercow, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons, will give a talk on the subject ”Order! Order!” ..Tales from the Speaker’s Chair. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session, then “Dessert Heaven”. Admission by ticket only.
 

CCJ Position Statement: Zionism & Anti-Zionism

Definition of Zionism
Modern Zionism began in the late 19th century as a legitimate desire and vision of the Jewish people for a national homeland. This culminated in the establishment of the sovereign state of Israel in 1948.
 
Therefore CCJ defines Zionism today as:
“The continuing legitimate desire and need of the Jewish people for a national homeland in the sovereign state of Israel”.

Historic Roots
The historic roots of Zionism have been a factor in Jewish spirituality since the destruction of Jerusalem in 70CE and the subsequent dispersion of Jewish communities throughout the world.

Since 70CE there has been a continuous Jewish presence in the land. The Jewish people’s connection with Jerusalem and the land of Israel is embodied in their daily liturgy and practices.

Anti-Zionism
Zionism is often misrepresented by those who oppose it. People have a right to criticise policies of the Israeli government, or actions of its citizens. Such criticism does not necessarily constitute anti-Zionism. CCJ would define as anti-Zionist those who would deny the Jewish people a legitimate homeland in Israel, and those who would deny the right of Israel to exist.

Anti-Zionism can also be used as a proxy for antisemitism. As examples of this, CCJ regards anti-Zionism as antisemitism when its proponents:
  • Fail to promote equally self-determination of Palestinians and Israelis
  • Wilfully use the terms “Jews” and “Israelis” and Judaism and Israeli nationality interchangeably
  • Consider only discrimination against, or injustice to, Palestinians to the exclusion of that of Israeli Jews
  • Judge Israel by standards which are not applied equally and impartially to all other countries
 
News
The news from Israel and Gaza continues to shock and horrify, and we renew our prayers for a breakthrough to end the death and destruction.
"As a Christian, I express my personal sadness and alarm at this further example of increasing acts of anti-Semitism in our country" - The Rt Revd Nigel McCulloch KCVO
As well as working for Peter Jones, Stephen Rosenberg generously gives one morning a month to volunteer at the CCJ Central Office.
Judith was a warm, gifted, amazing person. As a Trustee and Advisory Board member, she gave of herself unstintingly.