An article by Ben Kentish in The Independent (Israel furious after Ecuador compares Zionism to Nazism, Dec. 8th) highlights the following comments made by Ecuadorian diplomat Horacio Sevilla Borja at a UN session marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People:
“…I cannot remember anything more similar [to the Nazi persecution of Jews] in our contemporary history than the eviction, persecution and genocide that today imperialism and Zionism do against the Palestinian people.”
The Indy then reports on the diplomatic fallout from Borjas’s comments, before concluding by providing readers with an explanation of Zionism:
Zionism is a controversial ideology that is interpreted in many different ways. Some people consider it to be a legitimate belief in the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East while others claim it is a racist or apartheid ideology has been used to aggressively expand Israel’s borders.
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