Skip to comments.The bigotry of 'anti-Israel'
Posted on 12/26/2006 8:21:24 PM PST by PRePublic
WorldNetDaily: Europe blinded by anti-Semitic bigotryEurope blinded by anti-Semitic bigotry ... The academics will debate today whether to boycott three of Israel's eight universities ? Haifa, ... http://www.wnd.com/news/printer-friendly.asp?ARTICLE_ID=43891
Ford Foundation Will Pay for Parley Of Anti-Israel Scholars at Lake Como - February 7, ... terrorism or bigotry, or calls for the destruction of any state. ... http://www.nysun.com/article/27123
Anti-semitism on campus by Anna Bolman at Over A Teacup, Campus newspapers have become a hotbed of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel ... they cannot stop certain expressions of hate and bigotry, they condemn them. ... http://www.overateacup.com/abolman1.html
Anti-Semitism and Anti-ZionismAnti-Zionism is often used to conceal hatred of Jews. Anti-Semitic views can be easily distinguished from legitimate criticism of Israel. ... http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/Anti-Semitism_&_Anti-Zionism.html
Nice talk can't hide U.N.'s anti-Jewish bigotry, Nice talk can't hide U.N.'s anti-Jewish bigotry. By Joel Mowbray ... Bayefsky further attacked Annan for hypocrisy in condemning Israel for killing Hamas ... http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0704/mowbray_2004_07_01.php3
... all forms of bigotry & anti-Semitism; and support civil & human rights. ... a report documenting the anti-Israel bias evident in the Hartford Courant. ... http://www.ajc.org/site/c.ffITK0OyFoG/b.843903/k.3B68/Connecticut.htm
The new anti-Semitism which demonizes Jews and Israel alike, has fused itself with the "old" European anti Jewish bigotry which is enhanced by the growing ... http://www.israelnetdaily.com/index.php?menu_option=editorials&editorial_id=33
The Bigotry of Jihad, They stand ? admirably ? ever-prepared to expose that bigotry to the light ... the prejudice that animates anti-Israeli and anti-American sentiment http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=3538
Israel must do a better job in making its case and supporters of Israel must become more vocal. I believe that the fight against anti-Zionist and anti-Semitic bigotry is one of the most important human rights issues of the 21st century. http://info.jpost.com/C004/QandA/qa.dershowitz.html
Clarifying Anti-Semitism And Anti-Zionism, Israel?s enemies are in fact motivated, as this evidence shows, not merely by anti-Zionism, but by anti-Jewish bigotry. http://www-tech.mit.edu/V124/N21/rkraus21.21c.html
Campus Anti-Semitism: Know Your RightsAccording to the Commission, ?Anti-Semitic bigotry is no less morally deplorable when camouflaged as anti-Israelism or anti-Zionism.? ... http://www.thecollegezionist.org/20067issue/campsem.html
UN World Conference Against RacismBut the anti-Israel, anti-Zionist campaign is not uninformed bigotry, it is conscious politics. ...Further, this fact of world politics creates altogether ... http://www.adl.org/durban/adl_quotes.asp
Schooled in Hate: Anti-Semitism on CampusIn another example of the former acceptability of anti-Zionism, ... The article is a shameful example of bigotry and hatred which has no place in civilized ... http://www.adl.org/Sih/SIH-antizionism.asp
Dr. King: Anti-Zionism Is Anti-SemitismDr. King's unequivocal renunciation of anti-Zionism reflected his consistent, courageous opposition to all manifestations of bigotry. http://www.hagshama.org.il/en/resources/view.asp?id=1823
Postwar self test: Are you an anti-Semite?, One of the more fruitless debates between critics and supporters of Israel, is where to draw the line between candid criticism of Israeli policy, and anti-Semitism. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=%20750345&contrassID=2
__________ http://www.ujc.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=144642 Myth and Fact: Criticism of Israel & Anti-Semitism? By Mitchell G. Bard www.JewishVirtualLibrary.org Myth
http://www.ujc.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=144642 Myth and Fact: Criticism of Israel & Anti-Semitism? By Mitchell G. Bard www.JewishVirtualLibrary.org
Criticizing Israel does not necessarily make someone anti-Semitic. The determining factor is the intent of the commentator. Legitimate critics accept Israel's right to exist, whereas anti-Semites do not. Anti-Semites use double standards when they criticize Israel, for example, denying Israelis the right to pursue their legitimate claims while encouraging the Palestinians to do so. Anti-Semites deny Israel the right to defend itself, and ignore Jewish victims, while blaming Israel for pursuing their murderers. Anti-Semites rarely, if ever, make positive statements about Israel. Anti-Semites describe Israelis using pejorative terms and hate-speech, suggesting, for example, that they are "racists" or "Nazis."
Natan Sharansky has suggested a "3-D" test for differentiating legitimate criticism of Israel from anti-Semitism. The first "D" is the test of whether Israel or its leaders are being demonized or their actions blown out of proportion. Equating Israel with Nazi Germany is one example of demonization. The second "D" is the test of double standards. An example is when Israel is singled out for condemnation at the United Nations for perceived human rights abuses while nations that violate human rights on a massive scale, such as Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, are not even mentioned. The third "D" is the test of delegitimization. Questioning Israel's legitimacy, that is, its right to exist is always anti-Semitic (Natan Sharansky, "Antisemitism in 3-D", Forward, January 21, 2005).
No campaign exists to prevent people from expressing negative opinions about Israeli policy. In fact, the most vociferous critics of Israel are Israelis themselves who use their freedom of speech to express their concerns every day. A glance at any Israeli newspaper will reveal a surfeit of articles questioning particular government policies. Anti-Semites, however, do not share Israelis' interest in improving the society; their goal is to delegitimize the state in the short-run, and destroy it in the long-run. There is nothing Israel could do to satisfy these critics.
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