The new discourse on anti-semitism

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    THE NEW DISCOURSE ON ANTI-SEMITISM « Desertpeace

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    Those who criticize Israel or those who interrogate Zionism (the ism that gave birth to Israel) are often labeled “anti-Semitic” by the Zionist lobby. This lobby, a world-wide movement, is seen to be most influential in the United States where it vigorously defends the interests of Israel.

    To view Israel unsympathetically means vilification by this group: it avows political critique is something that threatens the existence of all Jews. Yet, ironically, some of the most ardent critics of Israel have been Jews – academics and political liberals who have not denigrated their Jewishness in any way because of their conscience.

    The truth is that the Jewish community (13, 3 million worldwide) is hardly a monolithic group that unquestioningly supports Israel’s policies. Studies by American academics, such as Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, have graphically – if not uncomfortably – pointed to this.

    In the multi-faceted Diaspora, it’s becoming evident – particularly since Gaza – that reservations have emerged about Zionist hasbara. This is the spin that suggests Israel is a country enjoying an exclusive right to be a victim, and that Israel can spurn international law because of this.

    Often depicted as the “Israeli David” versus the “Arab Goliath”, the scenario is met in the Arab street with the comeback that the reverse is true. Israel has the deterrent of nuclear power and the best-equipped military in the Middle East. The Palestinians don’t even have generals.

    The curse is that if a Jewish person breaks ranks with Israeli policy or Zionist ideology on humanitarian or political grounds, he or she becomes “self-loathing”. This is similar to Islamic extremism, which deems that I’m a hypocrite if I don’t subscribe to its edicts.

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    What's new about it?
     
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    a free palenstine would be nice...so would the abitlity of the jews to not be bombed or to not hear that they will be driven into the sea.....
     
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    and why stop something that is so profitable for both sides
     
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    Indeed, if only Palisrael enjoyed the same non-bias that allows the USA to be a home for a multitude of people despite membership to a particular chosen ethnicity, eh? There is only one solution: a single state shared by both jews and arabs. anything less is facilitating racist segregation. Hell, talk of a two-state solution is nothing more than validating jew only water fountains and arab only swimming pools.
     
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    And that proposal must be based on two fundamental acknowledgements:

    1) - Israel recognising the fact that GENETICS, HISTORY and COMMON MORALITY give the palestinian people the unambiguous right to settle anywhere they wish in their homeland.

    2) - Palestinians saying a resounding NO to Hamas, Islamic Jihad and all the other ideological excrements that want to establish a muslim theocracy in Palestine where jews will be allowed to live as "guests" of the Islamic state.

    As long as Israel continues to deny this basic right of the Palestinian people it won't have any moral stature to condemn their armed struggle.

    As long as Palestinians do not marginalise ENTIRELY the Islamic movements that arose during the 80's (due to the frustration with the failure to achieve a solution based on UNMITIGATED JUSTICE) they won't be ready to exercise that right.
     
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    it's amazing how many black Americans continued to react after their place in America was validated. Clearly, this is antisemitic thinking.
     
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    Yeah...the Pope also suggested they come up with a two state solution. And really, why the hell don't they?
     
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    Ask Bibi.
     
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    Israel is a country with no constitution no borders and continues to build
    illegal jewish squatter settlements right in the middle of Palestine.
    When Israel is done stealing what they want and not before then.
    So you are right..really why the hell don't they.
     

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