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The keystone theory

Viewing Israel as the keystone of the global system of power

Dr. David Hirsh

Following the vitriolic anti-Zionist narrative, and in correlation with the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, scholars have noted that Israel has increasingly been perceived as a keystone of the imperialist system by some in the Far-left.


  • Hirsh, David, Contemporary Left Antisemitism (London: Routledge, 2018).

  • Lindemann, Albert S. and Levy, Richard S., eds., Antisemitism: A History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).

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