Tuesday, April 26, 2016

No Larry, Criticizing the actions of the Israeli Government's not anti-Semitism

I was ready to agree with Lawrence Summers about anti semitism in the Palestinian Rights movement, because that is a real issue. But then I got to the part where grew says anti-semitism includes "applying double standards by requiring of [Israel] a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation." In other words, we must ignore Israel stealing Palestinian homes and killing them as long as some other countries are doing something just as bad! By this standard, pretty much any behavior short of full-on genocide is excused. The BDS movement should disavow anti-semitic statements in its ranks. But defenders of the Israeli government need to stop using charges of anti-semitism to dismiss valid statements of protest.


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