It should not be necessary to explain that when I condemn the anti-Semitism inherent to Assadist ideology & disguised as anti-Zionism, I am not supporting the state of Israel. It is an apartheid colonial state, more a military fortress, that violates Palestinian self-determination by its very existence. Visionary Palestinian political thinkers long ago proposed a democratic secular state where Palestinians & Jews can live in peace & equality. That is where I stand because it is the only workable, democratic, & humanitarian solution. Standing for Palestinians does not mean hating on Jews. The oppressed are never guided by the ethos of the oppressors. The tragedy & fatal flaw of Zionism was supremacist delusions that led them to colonialism as a solution to pogroms & persecution rather than human solidarity with others oppressed & colonized.