Does Isaac Asimov’s Criticism of Israel Make Him an AntiSemite Now?

Comrade Morlock
1 min readFeb 5, 2024

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“I remember how it was in 1948 when Israel was being established and all my Jewish friends were ecstatic, I was not. I said: what are we doing? We are establishing ourselves in a ghetto, in a small corner of a vast Muslim sea. The Muslims will never forget nor forgive, and Israel, as long as it exists, will be embattled. I was laughed at, but I was right. I can’t help but feel that the Jews didn’t really have the right to appropriate a territory only because 2000 years ago, people they consider their ancestors were living there. History moves on and you can’t really turn it back.” ― Isaac Asimov, Asimov Laughs Again: More Than 700 Jokes, Limericks and Anecdotes

(This post’s title refers to the identity trick that Zionists love to play.)

Possibly of interest: A Guide to My Posts about Israel and Palestine

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Comrade Morlock

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