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Anidjar is vocal about his anti-Israel, anti-Western and anti-Christian worldview. He has previously claimed that, “Western Christendom … the West, Europe, even the United States, were solving their Jewish question by exporting it to the Middle East.” Anidjar has also claimed that “Israel is absolutely a colonial enterprise, a colonial settler state, to be precise.”[1]

Anidjar equates anti-Semitism with Orientalism and portrays Muslims as victims of Nazism and the Holocaust. Anidjar views Zionism as anti-Semitic, because it’s targeted at Judaism, Jews, Arabs, and Islam. He applies Prof. Edward Said’s ideology of the “Semite” and accuses “Orientalism” of being anti-Semitic, including being anti-Arab.[2]

[1] Canary Mission, (2017). Gil Anidjar. Retrieved from https://canarymission.org/professors/gil-anidjar/

[2] Heni, C. (July 31, 2012). German Center on Anti-Semitism Appoints Edward Said Wannabe, Achim Rohde. The Algemeiner. Retrieved from https://www.algemeiner.com/2012/07/31/german-center-on-anti-semitism-appoints edward-said-wannabe

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