Friday, October 08, 2021

Twenty-two reasons anti-Zionists are antisemites

(from a Twitter thread last night)
1. If you are pro-Palestinian, you are actively supporting the one group that has the highest percentage of antisemites in the world (Pew poll.) 
2. If you are anti-Zionist, that means you say Jews - alone among all peoples = have no right to their own homeland in their historic home. 
3. Israel-haters hate context: they compare Israel with a shining ideal but have nothing to say about anyone else. Singling out the Jewish state for vitriol is antisemitism. 
4. Today's anti-Zionists have something in common with Hitler - they both hated Zionism. 
5. The Israel-boycott movement says Israeli Arabs are Palestinians. They only boycott Israelis - meaning, only Jews. Textbook antisemitism. 
6. There is a direct historical line between the Arabs boycotting Jews in the 1920s-40s and people boycotting Israeli Jews today. 
7. Anti-Israel Arab media is unrepentantly antisemitic in Arabic. If you don't call it out, you condone it. 
8. College campuses with the biggest anti-Israel populations are also the most antisemitic, according to studies. 
9. Be real: the only reason anti-Zionists obsess over Israel when other countries are far worse is because it is filled with Jews. 
10. Obsessive Israel-hatred is more a cult than a sober opinion. The only obsession comparable to it in history is classic Jew-hatred. 
11. The Khazar theory is only popular among Israel haters because it says today's Jews have no historic right to the land of Israel. It's pure antisemitism. 
12. Saying that Zionists control America and/or the media is literally identical to what the Protocols of the Elders of Zion says. 
13. If you create or use definitions of "apartheid" or "genocide" or "ethnic cleansing" in a way that only applies to Jews, you hate Jews. 
14. The accusation of "Jewish supremacy" is directly out of the Nazi playbook. 
15. Israel is a pretty remarkable country in thousands of ways. If you can't admit any of them, you aren't just a "critic of Israel." You hate Jews. 
16. If you say that Jews do not have the right to pray on the Temple Mount, their holiest spot, you have a problem with Jews. 
17. If you complain about "Judaization" of Jerusalem or any other important Biblical city, you have a problem with Jews. 
18. If you claim to support Palestinians but don't have anything bad to say about how badly the Arab world treats Palestinians, you are just a Jew-hater. 
19. If you twist Jewish ritual into anti-Israel ritual, you have a problem with Jews and Judaism. 
20. Saying that you hate Nazi-style antisemitism but being okay with Soviet-style antisemitism means you support antisemitism. 
21. The Palestinian nationalist movement was literally founded by someone who collaborated with Nazis because they both saw Jews as a common enemy.
22. Even the UN admits that calling for the destruction of Israel, including when the BDS movement does it, is antisemitic.
Yes, the UN.