Colin Schindler, docent i Israeli and Modern Jewish Studies vid School of Oriental and African Studies, gör en intressant genomgång av den relation som finns i förhållande till judisk identitet, sionism och Israel inom vissa radikala vänsteropinioner.

The far left and Islamism meet up in the conviction that the Jews are not a people and have no right to national self-determination. Indeed, the animus against Israel – as opposed to the policies of an Israeli government – sometime spills over into an unrecognized dislike of Jews per se. Although there is a growing recognition that this is no more than a reflection of reactionary ignorance, this is a road down which anyone with a history of the 20th century will not wish to travel.