Criticizing the Israeli Government’s Incompetence Is Not Antisemitic

Source: The American Conservative
by Ivan Eland

“Traditionally, hardliners have made the absurd claim that all or most criticisms of Israeli policy in the Middle East are antisemitic, a vile accusation designed to shield the Israeli government from any criticisms at all. Yet even democratic governments — because they spend other people’s tax money and often seemingly care little about foreign non-voters’ (and sometimes even voters’) lives — often have incentives to take morally and financially challenged actions. In the Gaza War, the Israeli government is making costly decisions in terms of both lives and money; it is thus taking actions which likely will damage the security and prosperity of its own people. Is it antisemitic to warn against such actions? The answer seems to be no.” (04/01/24)