A group of Catholic and Jewish intellectuals have come together have publically condemn anti-Zionism as being a form of anti-Semitism. Zionism is, at its core, the belief that the Jewish people have the right of self-determination. Arguing otherwise diminishes the Jewish people and places them below other ethnic groups for which self-determination is considered an innate right.
While criticism of Israel is fair and proper, arguing that the nation of Israel has no right to exist is not. This form of noxious anti-Zionism is little more than a socially acceptable outlet to vent the same kind of virulent anti-Semitism that once swept the world and remains strong in the Middle East today.