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Fri May 26, 2017, 06:44 PM

The uses and abuses of anti-Semitism

From the article:

"Reports of anti-Semitic attacks have risen sharply since Donald Trump's election, yet new legislation at the state and federal levels supposedly aimed at fighting anti-Semitism actually only targets critics of Israel. Zionist organizations have begun to discuss the "new anti-Semitism," which conflates anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel.
A new book from Haymarket Books, On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice, a collection of essays from the activist organization Jewish Voice for Peace, comments on these very questions, exploring the ways that anti-Semitism is harmful and real, while also challenging the false charges of anti-Semitism that are used to suppress Palestine solidarity activism and free speech."

To read more:

https://socialistworker.org/2017/05/25/the-uses-and-abuses-of-anti-semitism

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Fri May 26, 2017, 06:46 PM

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"Rebecca Vilkomerson: There was a very deliberate schema set out by certain Jewish organizations to define Israel as "the Jew of the world." The idea is that Israel is a person, and in the same way that Jews are discriminated against by non-Jews, Israel as the Jewish state is discriminated against by non-Jewish countries around the world. Therefore, every criticism of Israel is a reflection of anti-Semitism."

And this formula is being used in universities and other places to shut down any discussion that dares to criticize certain actions taken by the State of Israel.

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