Opposing Israel Is Not Necessarily Anti-Semitic

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Yes, it’s true that some people who criticize Israel for its mistreatment of Palestinians are anti-Semitic. No question about that. But what’s important to keep in mind is that critics of the Israeli state are not necessarily anti-Semitic simply because they disagree with policies of the Israeli state. Some people have nothing against Jews but, at the same time, vehemently disagree with the Israeli government’s policies toward the Palestinians. … for a long time defenders of the Israeli state have employed the anti-Semite card as a way to suppress criticism of the Israeli state. As soon as such criticism materializes, the Zionists go on the attack by accusing the person of being anti-Semitic. The strategy is effective because some people, fearful of being smeared as anti-Semitic, refrain from openly criticizing the Israel state.” (05/25/21)