What an excellent article. This enlightening article, exposes the traits and reasons for much of the moral bankruptcy I see in the left, when it comes to America and Israel. Not only that, but I can actually pin point and name several members who fit the descriptions to a "T". As well as seeing the very cliche's they use to justify their belief systems.
American Thinker: Why Does the Left Hate Israel?
I can't wait to see how the Joo hatin' batflaps take to this...LOL
This article is a discussion primer:
Criticism of Israel is not Anti-Semitism
By MICHAEL NEUMANN
Jewish and non-Jewish commentators alike have deplored a recent upsurge in anti-Semitism. In Europe, journalist Andrew Sullivan says, "Not since the 1930s has such blithe hatred of Jews gained this much respectability in world opinion."
Yet, Jews like myself and the Israeli journalist Ran HaCohen feel quite differently. He writes in Antiwar.com: "It is high time to say it out loud: In the entire course of Jewish history, since the Babylonian exile in the 6th century BC, there has never been an era blessed with less anti-Semitism than ours. There has never been a better time for Jews to live in than our own."...
Michael Neumann: Criticism of Israel is Not Anti-Semitism
While anti-Semitism exists, I also agree with the author (who is Jewish) in the above referenced article, that "There has never been a better time for Jews to live in than our own."... at least in North America and Europe. I wouldn't say the same thing about Jews living anywhere in the middle east including Israel. Nearly all western nations have anti-hate laws and if any Jews are discriminated against, they enjoy the full protection of the law. While Israeli Jews enjoy special rights and freedoms not enjoyed by non-Jews, they also live on the front line of an active war zone and face about a billion hostile neighbors. I would describe their long term situation as dire.
So is criticism of Israel's human rights record anti-Semitic?
Do Israel's supporters use anti-Semitism to silence legitimate criticism of Israel's atrocious human rights record?
Israel's atrocious human rights record: