Zionism: how militant oppositions lead to multiple interpretations Mots. Les langages du politique (ENS Editions), nr 96, Summer 2011.
Language has sparked many tensions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even more so than in any other war. The term “Zionism” has come to create oppositions between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian activists. While pro-Israelis have a positive outlook on Zionism, pro-Palestinians, on the other hand, consider it to be a form of colonialism and have accused pro-Israeli activists of attempting to associate anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.