Hindutva and Zionism share a common passion to build ethno nationalist states. This makes them two sides of the same coin. Both are similar, because they espouse ethnic nationalism – the notion of a national community based on religion, race, or blood. They may differ in symbols and how they create the ‘other’. However, the aim of violent and exclusivist nationalism is identical.
In this conversation, our speakers trace the development of these ideologies; locate them in the present moment and open up for us the cultural, social and political parallels and exchanges between them. This conversation hopes to inform and enrich our struggles for secularism, equality and justice.