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  Cheshvan 28, 5769 , 26/11/08

Zionism as Racism in US Encyclopedia

Zionism has been included in a book titled “The Encyclopedia of Race and Racism,” leading to condemnation from the Anti-Defamation League. “Zionism has no place in an encyclopedia on racism,” said the ADL. No other form of nationalism was included as an entry, the group pointed out.

The book's publisher apologized, but has no plans to pull the entry. The book has been promoted for use in high school classrooms.

The entry on Zionism was written by known anti-Zionist Noel Ignatiev, who has compared Israel to Nazi Germany. Ignatiev's article contains several factual errors, Jewish leaders say.

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