Wednesday, December 30, 2020

  • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
  • Elder of Ziyon
The far Left has been arguing as loudly as they can there anti-Zionism is not antisemitism - and saying that it is actually fosters more antisemitism.

Here's an example this week from +972 Magazine:

Criticism of the state of Israel is not an attack on Jews, whether as individuals or as a group. As many have argued before, adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism in fact harms efforts to combat real anti-Jewish hatred by conflating the latter with legitimate political criticism of a foreign government.
If anti-Zionism is a completely different animal than antisemitism, then why do antisemites sound exactly like anti-Zionists when they speak about Israel?

Here are some articles in The Daily Stormer, the infamous white nationalist website, that sound literally identical to articles that can be seen in Electronic Intifada or Mondoweiss or The Nation or Jewish Currents  (with the exception of the word "Zio:")






If these articles are antisemitic - and of course they are, given the source - then how can anyone argue that the same points made by the far Left aren't antisemitic too?

They can't. 

Which means it is the far Left whose positions are harming efforts to combat actual antisemitism, not those who support the IHRA working definition. 

When neo-Nazis are parroting your talking points, perhaps it is past time to do some self-reflection. 

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(While researching this I found out that the site "antizionism.org" is a white supremacist site. Imagine that.)





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