Friday, October 21, 2005

Zionism and anti-Semitism

There is an interesting riff at jews sans frontieres about how the decision by the Jerusalem Post to produce a 'Christian' edition (I wouldn't think the 'news' was sectarian, but I guess I'm just naive; I wonder when they'll launch a Muslim edition?) ties in with long-standing connections between Zionism and anti-Semitism. When you consider that the biggest anti-Semites in the world are the Zionists, it is more than a bit ironic that they continue so successfully to use the 'anti-Semite' attack as part of their propaganda war to justify what Israel is up to (scroll down here to see the most recent manifestation of this attack in the ongoing silly complaints against Jorn Barger's seminal blog). I note that it has become the common nonsense to attack internet postings on the basis that you might have linked to somebody who might have linked to somebody who might have posted something with which you disagree. People are still unclear on the concept of the internet and hyperlinks.


But I digress. The misuse of the term 'anti-Semite' is so obviously associated with apologists for the racist anti-Muslim/anti-Arab policies of the State of Israel that I immediately assume that anyone using the term 'anti-Semite' is simply an anti-Muslim/anti-Arab racist. Just read Little Green Footballs or Rantburg to see how close the connection is between support for Israel and anti-Arab hatred. Anti-Arab hatred is simply disguised behind more politically-correct support for Israel. This would be more obvious to us if Western thought didn't contain a wide streak of implicit anti-Arab/anti-Muslim racism going back to the Crusades. Anyone who sits by and allows the racists to continue to get away with this is just as bad as they are.

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