Daniel Bensaïd once said:
"Personally I define myself first of all as a secular and internationalist militant, a citizen of the country where I live and work. There are but two circumstances in which I assert my Jewishness: faced with an anti-Semite – out of loyalty to those who have suffered on account of being Jews – and faced with a Zionist who claims to be speaking in my name. That is not without its contradictions. But such contradictions are a product of history."
This is not without parallels with what many people of Muslim origins could think when faced with discrimination or with Islamists claiming to be speaking in their name.