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Anti-Zionism is not anti-semitic

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alanjjohnstone
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Here is the link to the NS article

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2018/03/combat-left-anti-semiti...

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it is only Jews who are suspected of secretly controlling the world.

He obviously not met Orangemen who will tell you it is the Jesuit Order that run the world and i heard this stated quite clearly and very often in Edinburgh at the Mound in my youth 

But we ourselves have endeavoured to point out that it is not the financiers and banksters that control the world but the root cause is the extraction of surplus value (albeit a portion of that goes to pay the interest of banks and rent of land-owners) but  we implicate the complicity of the industrialist as a parasite as well, and deny it his capital is constructive and integral to production. 

On re-reading the article i think it score some important point that Cook may well not fully understand how sectionalising capital is anti-Marxist.

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The roots of such “personalised critiques” of capitalism can be traced back to vulgar understandings of Marx’s so-called “labour theory of value”

I think Darren Redstar also pointed out on another thread one of the NS articles claims

 

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The inordinate focus on the crimes of Israel within the British left – far outweighing the attention given to the chemical slaughter currently inflicted by Bashar al-Assad for example

Darren suggests we gave the Russians a free get-out-of-jail card by not allotting blame to them as much as we do the US/UK

Other than that i think Cook does a good job exposing double-standards

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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An interesting bio of former PM of Israel Barak

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/25/ehud-barak-on-the-crisis-i...

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Barak is open about how working on this memoir (with Ned Temko), forced a level of introspection he had not previously engaged in, how it made him see, in “a very alive, vivid and sometimes painful way certain discrepancies between the ideal and its implementation. For example, the communist ideal of everyone gives whatever he can and gets whatever he needs.” Human nature, he now thinks, doesn’t really work like that. There was a specific incident when some Yemeni Jews, airlifted into Israel, came to work on the kibbutz. It turned out they were only hired hands and not given an equal share in the produce. Barak, then about 11, was picking carrots alongside them when he looked up and saw one of the men supervising their work, “like a kibbutznik turned plantation owner”. So some were more equal than others? “Yah, yah,” he says now, “and we were. We were more equal than they.”

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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A good article on "Zionism and anti-semitism" from the January 2007 Socialist Standard:

http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/zionism-and-anti-...

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ALB wrote:

A good article on "Zionism and anti-semitism" from the January 2007 Socialist Standard:

http://socialiststandardmyspace.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/zionism-and-anti-...

in Argentina they had difficulties because they opposed the state like the Catholics Protestants and the leftists. It want a religious situation.  The people living in Argentina holds a nationality known as Argentinian   The jews did not suffer more than anybody else. In Argentina the Zionists exploded a building to blame Iran 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In many countries in Latin America the Jews live in more peace and harmony than in Israel and the Middle East   During WW2 cuba was going to receive thousand of Jews from the USA and the USA changed the situation and dictator Trujillo was the only one who wanted them.  The USA did not want refugees they were going to be placed in ghettos with the blacks and the Latinos 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In many countries in Latin America the Jews live in more peace and harmony than in Israel and the Middle East   During WW2 cuba was going to receive thousand of Jews from the Europe  and the USA changed the situation and dictator Trujillo was the only one who wanted them.  The USA did not want refugees they were going to be placed in ghettos with the blacks and the Latinos   The Americans were anti Semitic like the Germans nazis 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I read this 

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Conservative prime minister John Howard, in office at the time of the report's publication, dismissed judge Sir Ronald Wilson's call for a formal apology to be issued, rejected the idea that Aborigines had been the victims of genocide and complained of an "Aboriginal guilt industry", an attitude still shared by some, typically in rural parts.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/national-sorry-day-...

If the words Jew and Holocaust were substituted, then he would be making a criminal statement

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

alanjjohnstone
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Another "displaced person" Jew set to seek refuge and become Israeli under the "law of return"

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44282099

"I have no country to fight for; my country is the Earth, and I am a citizen of the World." - Eugene V. Debs

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This statement is not bad, despite its origin:

http://www.ihrc.org.uk/publications/briefings/11860-what-antisemitism-is...

Marcos
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ALB wrote:

This statement is not bad, despite its origin:

http://www.ihrc.org.uk/publications/briefings/11860-what-antisemitism-is...

It is a very good article, but Jewish is a religious concept, it is not a racial or ethnic conception, and they have not been persecuted because they are Jews, atheists have been persecuted too, all peoples from the different colour of their skin and religion background have been persecuted. 

Some  Africans also claim that they are Israelite and Jews, and they have been persecuted for many years, and they claim that Israel is located in North-East Africa and that the Middle East is part of Africa

Karl Marx was the only person who gave to the Hebrews ( Israelite, or Jews )  the best advice on the Jewish Question. How can you live in peace and happiness in a place surrounded by walls and barbed wires, and hated by all the peoples around you? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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