Anti-Zionism is not anti-semitic

August 2021 Forums General discussion Anti-Zionism is not anti-semitic

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    alanjjohnstone
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    Andrew Yang – little different from any other US politician. Yang is vying for the NY Jewish vote in a campaign to be mayor. No surprise then that he decides to equate BDS and criticism of Israel with anti-semiticism.

    https://forward.com/opinion/462603/andrew-yang-mayoral-race-new-york-city-jewish-community/

    It is likely under Biden the pro-Palestinian boycotts of Israel will be criminalised. His UN ambassador says it verges on anti-semiticism. Strange that the african-american boycott campaigns were not declared racist anti-white.

    #213783
    alanjjohnstone
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    I had a choice of topic threads for this article.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/11/facebook-might-censor-criticism-of-zionists-thats-dangerous

    Any definition of antisemitism that includes anti-Zionism would threaten scholarly inquiry, constitutionally protected political speech, and the ability of non-profits to support projects in and for Palestine

    #213816
    alanjjohnstone
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    Guardian sacks journalist for anti-israel tweets

    The Guardian revealed its true face in sacking a columnist for criticising US military aid to Israel

    “…The tweet, which Robinson deleted under Guardian pressure, was only anti-Semitic if you choose to see it that way — which, of course, is exactly how Israel’s apologists would like you to see it…”

    U.S. editor John Mulholland complaining about Robinson’s tweeted:

    “Saying that the only Jewish state controls the most powerful country in the world is clearly anti-Semitic. The myth of ‘Jewish power’ informs murderous hatred. Delete this and apologise.”

    #213999
    alanjjohnstone
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    #214006
    ZJW
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    WSWS: ‘Anti-Semitism” accusations used in attempt to prevent Ken Loach speaking at Oxford University’: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/17/loac-f17.html

    #214007
    alanjjohnstone
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    And this at a time where free speech in universities is supposedly going to have more protection.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/education-55995979

    Now we know how selective it will be applied

    #214171
    alanjjohnstone
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    Jonathan Cook once again revealing the unpleasant truth of Israel’s apartheid.

    Picnic Video Exposes Both Faces of Israeli Apartheid

    “You’re not Israelis, you’re Arabs, we did you a favor when we let you stay.”

    #214246
    alanjjohnstone
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    What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. All religions are fair game.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/2/25/british-law-professor-under-fire-over-islamophobic-content

    The University of Bristol’s Islamic Society (BRISOC) said Professor Steven Greer of the Law School is reported for his “Islamophobic rhetoric”

    Greer listed several other human rights challenges related to Islam, including freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and the position of non-Muslims in Muslim countries. Another section related to the position of women in Islam, said students, referring to lines that said Muslim women experienced “physical chastisement by husbands” and “women who wear hijab were less likely to work outside home or be involved in higher education”.

    #214543
    alanjjohnstone
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    https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/2/28/a-war-is-being-waged-against-academic-freedom-in-britain

    David Miller, a professor of political sociology at Bristol University, has been the subject of a smear campaign, alleging he has made anti-Semitic comments. Individuals and groups such as the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD), the Community Security Trust (CST) and the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) demand his sacking.

    With one side of their mouth the defend academic free speech but with the other side, but only for those who agree with us.

    #214801
    alanjjohnstone
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    The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has opened a formal investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories.

    Netanyahu’s response is that the probe was an anti-Semitic attack on the only Jewish state.

    “the essence of anti-Semitism and the essence of hypocrisy.”

    “It found that our brave and moral soldiers, who are fighting the most brutal terrorists on earth, are, of all people, war criminals. The court, which was established to prevent a recurrence of the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jewish people, is now turning against the state of the Jewish people.”

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56249927

    The investigation is dual-purpose. To investigate Israel’s transgressions and also those of the PA and Hamas.

    Once again the hypocrisy is Netanyahu’s who appears to support one of the IHRA definitions of anti-semitism – “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.”

    But has no compunction in accusing others of being like Nazis

    #215194
    alanjjohnstone
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    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/11/video-shows-israeli-troops-detaining-palestinian-children

    Settlers complain so Israeli army arrests children for foraging for wild food

    #215248
    alanjjohnstone
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    B’nai B’rith Smear Doesn’t Change Facts about University Funding

    Financing of influence in universities in Canada by pro-Israel zionists

    #215327
    alanjjohnstone
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    Given the attention to the Labour Party’s and Corbyn’s supposed “anti-semitism” where is the media attention to the right-ward drift in Israel’s politics.

    Netanyahu has made a electoral pact with the many Israeli religious political parties to hopefully ensure his re-election. It will facilitate the entry of Zionist extremists such as Jewish Power into the parliament.

    Israel’s KKK on the way to government?

    #215405
    alanjjohnstone
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    Only a particular type of Jew is acceptable to Israeli Zionists.

    https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-israel-at-danger-of-being-overrun-by-fake-converts-from-africa/

    A recent Supreme Court decision requiring the government to recognise Reform and Conservative conversions performed in Israel would lead to the country being “overrun” with “fake” Jewish converts from Africa, according to Netanyahu.

    The Supreme Court ruling is narrow in scope and applies only to Jews who have converted under non-Orthodox auspices within Israel’s borders with one orthodox party implying in a campaign ad that the Reform movement would convert dogs to Judaism.

    Yet even Israeli liberals are discriminatory with one posting on Facebook “The Conservative and Reform movements in Israel convert only those who have residency status. Not labor migrants. Not asylum seekers…”

    #215406
    alanjjohnstone
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    Swiss Muslims and Jews join together to oppose the new Burka law

    https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/swiss-jews-join-muslims-in-protesting-referendum-banning-face-covering-veils/

    The Swiss “have a long history of trying to curb migrations through banning religious practice,” Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, the president of the Conference of European Rabbis. In 1892, the Swiss ban on kosher slaughter, which remains in place today, was “designed to stop the Jewish migration from Russia” from pogroms, he added.

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