Criticism of the Jewish state becomes antisemitic when it holds the state to a moral standard no other state is held to, and when it evokes historic antisemitic tropes and narratives – such as the view that Jews (individually or collectively) represent a uniquely malevolent force in the world, an “organic obstacle [to] peace and progress”.
Even if you are not convinced that the Zionism = Racism canard is not antisemitic in intent, it is undeniably antisemitic in effect, because such a characterization necessarily means that Jews (the overwhelming majority of whom are Zionists) support a racist ideology.
The suggestion by Mr. Greenstein that his being Jewish should inculcate him from charges of antisemitism – which evidently seemed plausible to Times of London editors – is of course absurd.
It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for “progressive” anti-Zionists. First, Barack Obama, during his interview with Jeffrey Goldberg last week, clearly suggested that denying Israel’s right to exist is antisemitic. More […]
We haven’t been monitoring Sky News long enough to provide a broader analysis of their coverage of the war in Gaza, but their decision (yesterday) to interview Mira Bar-Hillel (a British journalist […]
Graham Jones MP, a Labor Party member who serves Haslingden & Hyndburn, Tweeted the following on July 14th. According to the Jewish News, Jones Tweeted the accusations during an exchange with Jewish News editor Justin Cohen. […]
The charge that ‘Jewish money’ corrupts politics in Western countries is certainly nothing new, but we continue to marvel at the evolution – as this blog has observed on many occasions – by which such Judeophobic narratives […]
Recently we posted about a peculiar essay about the EUMC Working Definition of Antisemitism at The Independent, written by a journalist who’s admitted to being prejudiced against Jews. Though you can read our post to […]
The Jews of today scare me and I find it almost impossible to talk to most of them, including relatives. Any criticism of the policies of Israel – including the disgraceful treatment […]