It is not antisemitic to criticize Israel fairly

www.christianpost.com | 7/20/2019 | Staff
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There is probably no nation on the planet more self-critical than Israel. There are leftwing organizations that criticize their nation’s treatment of the Palestinians. There are rightwing organizations that criticize their nation’s secularism and worldliness. As for Israeli politics, they make American politics look tame and civil.

Basis - Newspapers - Charges - Party - Intellectuals

On a daily basis, Israeli newspapers level charges against one political party or another while Israeli intellectuals rail on one social evil or another.

Religious Jews condemn the non-religious for their lack of observance and non-religious Jews condemn the religious for their hypocrisy.

Life - Israel - Criticism - Israel

Welcome to life in Israel, where criticism of Israel happens virtually 24/7.

Quite obviously, then, it is ridiculous to brand all criticism of Israel as being antisemitic, even when it comes from outside the nation. Some of the criticism is fair, and all nations and peoples will be subject to criticism of one kind or another.

Lies - Israel - Nation - Whole - Israel

But when lies are circulated about Israel, that is antisemitic. When the nation as a whole is demonized or delegitimized, that is antisemitic. When Israel is held to a different standard than the rest of the world, that is antisemitic.

To expand this to the Jewish world as a whole, it is not antisemitic to say, “It seems that Jewish people have a disproportionate influence on the economy and the media.”

Jews - Economy - Media

But it is antisemitic to say, “Jews control the economy and the media.”

One statement is fairly accurate and does not draw larger, false conclusions. The other is not accurate and does draw larger, false conclusions.

Jews - Influence - America - Values - Supreme

It is not antisemitic to say, “Liberal Jews are having a disproportionate influence on America’s moral values, from the three Jewish Supreme Court judges to men like George Soros, and to leadership roles in organizations like the ACLU and SPLC.”

It is antisemitic to say, “The sexual revolution was a Zionist conspiracy”...
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