The answers are based in the proper understanding that Judaism and zionism are not the same thing. Judaism is a religion that, as was mentioned, originates in Africa. It's a religion that is practiced by millions around the world today of all nationalities. There are still African Jews. There are white Jews, etc. Then, there is zionism which is a political movement that has absolutely no connection to Judaism, although zionism attempts to shield it's ugliness by hiding behind Judaism. Since most people don't know the difference between zionism and Judaism, the zionists have created a reality where a critique against the political movement of zionism is considered an attack against Judaism and/or being anti-Semitic. Confused? Let's examine some critical history to clarify all of this. Recently, NBA Basketball player Dwight Howard got in hot water for tweeting out "FREEPALESTINE." The very same ADL that called us the most anti-zionist organization 23 years ago criticized Howard of being anti-Semitic. No Africans came to Howard's defense. Maybe we can correct this by providing the history of zionism.
The political zionist movement has it's roots in the first zionist conference held in Balse, Switzerland, in 1897. This conference was convened by Theodore Herzl, the "father of zionism" who, according to his own memoirs, was not much of a religious man. In this conference, the founding zionists planned for the creation of a zionist state. Their stated desires for this state were clearly to achieve state power and all of the privileges and benefits of such. They initially identified Argentina and then Uganda as the zionist destination, but after much debate, they decided neither was acceptable due to both countries being somewhat landlocked. The zionists had vision. They wanted a land that had major shipping routes attached to it. So, they eventually chose Palestine. But, they knew they would not generate support to steal a sovereign country from it's inhabitants by just marching in and taking it by force. So, they made the decision to tie zionism to the Judaic religion in an effort to use the historical oppression of the Jewish people to justify the need for a Jewish state. The zionists went to work building support for this zionist state. They established political and economic relationships that would benefit their movement. One of the first such relationships was the establishment of ties with South African (Azania) Prime Minister Jan Smuts around the turn of the twentieth century. Chaim Weizman, the heir to Herzl's throne as the father of the zionist movement, helped put the wheels in motion to establish an economic relationship that made diamonds, highjacked from Azania-South African mines, as one of the primary export products produced from the state of Israel. From Israel's illegal inception in 1948, through present day, diamonds stolen from Southern Africa continue to be refined in Israel, serving as one of their primary financial exports. These diamonds are stolen systematically from Southern Africa by the De Beers Corporation, owned by the Oppenheimer family. These European criminals pay Africans pennies to dig the rough diamonds out and those minerals are shipped to Israel to be refined and sold to you. The Oppenheimers "earn" annual revenues of almost 10 billion USD dollars utilizing this illegal zionist pipeline and Nicky Oppenheimer remains the richest man in Africa today as a result of this criminal espionage. But, the zionists didn't stop there. Weizman built relationships with African organizations also. Understanding that Africans were legitimately seeking a homeland after being oppressed in the Western Hemisphere, Weizman manipulated Marcus Garvey into accepting zionism as a legitimate movement (Zion means to "go home") and this is why you can often see Garvey comparing the legitimate African movement for self determination with the illegal zionist movement. Weizman was just getting started with Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. He established strong ties with the NAACP and convinced the leaders there to sponsor him on paid speaking tours. This relationship flourished through the 30s into the 80s with the establishment in the 60s of "Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee" or BASIC, which was an African advocacy group in support of Israel. These dastardly efforts also helped facilitate the illegal gun trade from Israeli gun manufacturers. And this is the reason why you know all about the Uzi sub-machine gun, which can be found in any inner city African community from Nairobi to New York, but you hadn't made the connection that Uzi's are Israeli made weapons and that Israel/zionism again manipulated and supported these ties to use African exploitation as a means to finance and support zionism on the backs of African people.
The A-APRP has spent the last 40 years exposing the efforts of zionism to pimp Africans into supporting it's objective of dominating the Palestinian people, using our resources to do it. Since the establishment of the zionist state of Israel in 1948, the U.S. has served as it's primary welfare supplier because Israel serves U.S. capitalist interests by providing a reliable ally in a politically unstable region. The all important shipping routes through the Red Sea and surrounding oceans in the North and the Cape in the South, have to be protected for the shipment of products to be bought and sold. So, the U.S. has always been heavily invested in zionist Israel, regardless of whatever terror they inflict upon the Palestinian people. On the other hand, the A-APRP has supported the Palestinian cause uncompromisingly because we know that a victorious Palestinian people means a weakened zionist state of Israel. A weakened state of Israel means one less neo-colonialist grip on Africa and the African masses. It means less zionist merchants exploiting African communities with weapons and stores that exploit our people to make a profit to support the zionist state. This is reason the A-APRP built the Worldwide African Anti-zionist Front in the 80s/90s, which was comprised of some 40 African organizations, along with the African Anti-Zionist Front here in the U.S., which included groups like the New African People's Organization (the late Chowkwe Lumumba's organization) These organizations were organized by the A-APRP to do anti-zionist work on a worldwide basis. There is much more work that should be investigated such as the International Mathiba in Libya and it's anti-zionist propaganda and financial assistance for anti-zionism. The distribution of literally millions of Malcolm X's speech "Zionism and Dollarism" at the premiere showings of the Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" movie in November of 1992. I am honored to have participated in much of this work over the overs and we humbly suggest that this work set the stage for much of the current outrage about zionist terror today. That's why we uncompromisingly oppose the current wave of terror being inflicted on the Palestinian people in Gaza by the zionist state. The zionists are the invaders and occupiers. There is no way they can be defending themselves anymore than a robber who enters your house can defend themselves against your efforts to evict them. So, any smart African would have to support the Palestinian people because their fight weakens a primary enemy of African people. We know this because we are not anti-Judaic, but anti-zionist.
When the A-APRP was speaking out against zionism in the 1970s and 80s, there were very few voices speaking out in support of the Palestinian people. I have myself witnessed zionists coming out in the dozens to protest speeches by the late Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael) and as Kwame's security, I've tangled with some of those zionists. That was 20 years ago. I've had zionists come out against me speaking on the subject in California and some of these instances ended in physical violence. So I know firsthand the cowardly method in which these people hide the truth of their terrorism behind the religion that originates from my national home.
We stand 100% opposed to Holocaust deniers. We believe that the survivors and descendants of the Holocaust have a legitimate case against European countries like Germany, Austria, Russia, etc., not Palestine and the Palestinian people who had and have nothing to do with Jewish suffering or the Holocaust. Reparations and land owed to these righteous survivors should come from those European entities. And, it should also be understood that there are millions of anti-zionist Jews alive today. People who are Jews who do not support the state of Israel. We are not confused. We cannot be. We understand the issues clearly because we have a legitimate claim to the liberation and unification of Africa. We know what justice looks like and we know that we cannot expect justice for ourselves if we are unwilling to demand it for others who also deserve it. So, Dwight Howard, retweet the truth Brother! FREEPALESTINE! Africans. Stand up for Palestinian self determination and an end to zionist pimping of African human and material resources!!