This danger is not just hypothetical, but has also transformed into practice in many European countries and in America. These have adopted and acted in tandem with the IHRA definition. All the more so, in Germany, a parliamentary decision considered that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as anti-Semitic. Along this vein, the Palestinian narrative and claims associated with the question of Palestine are being targeted by a wide-ranging campaign of international delegitimisation and condemnation. Accordingly, the victim is turned into a convicted executioner simply because he rises to his feet and cries out for his rights. He seeks justice from a Euro-American community, which believes that the Palestinian people are an excess. As cries of distress emanating from Palestine disturb Euro-American peace, Palestinians have to be silenced. The unwavering voice of Palestine reminds Europe of its crime and liability for the Holocaust. In the name of victimisation, however, the victim cannot convert a whole people into a victim.
In this issue, we have addressed the issue of anti-Semitism, countering anti-Semitism, Zionism, and the nature of the relationship between these and the question of Palestine. We believe that this is a major – if not the greatest – challenge to the question of Palestine. Palestinians have lost many military and political battles, but have managed to keep their moral question alive. This is the last and most important stronghold for Palestinians. If it ceases to exist, so will Palestine and the question of Palestine. It is, therefore, a fate-determining battle for history in the first place, and for the future in the second place.