Being anti-Israel does not have to mean one is antisemetic. It just always does.

I hear quite often from critics that

“…and if you say anything bad about Israel they call you an antisemite making it impossible to criticize the state!”

…and dozens of variations on that theme.

This article from the J-post points out how one British member of Parliament in a secretly filmed meeting, shows how the two ideas are typically conflated. But before anyone points out that this is an ‘isolated incident’ it may be worth trying this more practical experiment yourself.

Find someone at a BDS event or even someone you know that claims to be critical of Israel and not the people and ask a few simple questions such as:

1: You believe that Israel is deserving of special sanctions and punitive measures because of human rights violations X, Y, and Z. Do you also advocate the same measures be imposed on countries A, B, C, D, and E that not only are guilty of the same things but are indisputably so whereas the charges against Israel are vague and abstract and leveled by those sworn to her destruction, but say they were true. Why have I not heard you demand the same measures on anywhere else guilty of the same offense?

2. If Israel has no right to exist based on your line of thinking, then why do you not also demand that Pakistan be returned to Indian sovereignty? (Pretty much every reason given for the destruction of the state of Israel applies equally or even to a greater degree to the state of Pakistan. Every reason but one that is)

3. If you object to the security fence Israel built which has dramatically reduced terrorist attacks on its civilian population, have you also been strident and visible when it comes to:

3a. The new Saudi fence?

3b. The US – Mexico border fence?

3c. The fence between Gaza and Egypt?

3d. The Great Wall of China built to keep out the Mongols? Don’t the Mongols have every right to invade China?

It doesn’t take long to see there is usually only one reason left why it is Israel which is singled out for this special hatred, criticism, street theater, and demonization that doesn’t apply better to many other states, and that is granting that the accusations are true, which is very seldom the case. (See the Al Dura affair)

And I wonder, what might that one difference be?

 

About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

9 Replies to “Being anti-Israel does not have to mean one is antisemetic. It just always does.”

  1. “Being anti-Israel does not have to mean one is antisemetic. It just always does.

    Saving this one in my “Put in a nutshell” quotes.

  2. I dont see Israel as a special case when it comes to the Western Left. It is merely receiving the same treatment as European Christian nation states and peoples. Which of course is hate filled and vile. These Leftists are vile Anti European Christians in the same vein as their Anti-Semitism.

  3. @Escape Velocity. I do see Israel as a special case. It’s personal but also political. While the vile leftist forces among their own people are as vile as those the European Christian nation states and peoples are infested with, but at least European and other Western Nation States will not be vilified globaly for defending their borders and their people. The vilification of specifically the JEW has by now taken even greater proportions than it did during the rise of Nazism, because it’s now global. UNIVERSITIES are BOYCOTTING some of the best brains in the world if they are Jewish.

  4. Liberals only like pacifist Jews, especially ones that can be loaded onto boxcars with just a handful of armed guards.

  5. Israel is a special case because the nations of the world refused to stop Hitler and the Nazi’s until it was too late to save most of the Jews in Europe. Israel was set up as a home land they could run to in time of trouble to avoid a new Holocaust, now the western nations are betraying Israel everyday and it is beginning to look like no p[lace on earth is safe for the Jews.

  6. Oldguy, if you blow up a lot of the pictures of the holocaust you will discover that many of the guards didn’t have a round chambered in their bolt action rifles. You can tell this because the striker on the bold isn’t back in the cocked position.

  7. but at least European and other Western Nation States will not be vilified globaly for defending their borders and their people. — Rita

    This is just flat out false Rita….which is why our borders and territorial sovereignty are not being enforced…and we are being flooded with illegal immigrants…many of the hostile to everything about us except our wealth being transferred to the hostile invaders who hate European Christians as racist imperialists.

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