Friday, April 04, 2008

The rise of the new ScareJews

I've been musing on the practicalities of dealing with the problems posed by Israel. Traditional 'progressives'(i.e., slurrers) are hopeless, and lite Zionists are worse. I'm starting to think that the only people with whom some kind of meeting of the minds is possible are hard-core, non-Settler, Zionists. This is particularly so now that it has become apparent that the paleocons have lost all interest in fighting more Wars For The Jews, and the ScareJew is starting to force the most hard-nosed Zionists into accepting the fact that the joy of Israeli colonialism isn't worth the probable down-side (this is, of course, a view more prevalent in Israel itself than in the United States, where the safety of an ocean leads to an appetite for risks). Here is a letter written by Judea Pearl, father of Daniel (the journalist beheaded by a British intelligence agent in Pakistan):
"Re: Anti-Semites Used To Like Israel, George Jonas, March 29.

George Jonas attributes to me the formula: "anti-Zionism= anti-Semitism= racism."

My formula is in fact different, and reads: "anti-Zionism = racism, with the intermediate role of anti-Semitism purposely removed (See http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=14207). Anti-Zionism earns its racist character by denying Jews what it grants to other collectives (e.g., Spanish, Canadians, Palestinians), namely, the right to nationhood and self-determination. Charges of anti-Semitism are easily deflected by anti-Zionists by issuing sincere proclamations against all forms of religious discrimination, including those aimed against Jews. Yet anti-Zionists have no qualm committing the five million Jewish citizens of Israel to a genocidal experiment called the "one-state solution."

When asked whether the two sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have equally legitimate claims to self-determination in the land, Zionists invariably answer in the affirmative, and anti-Zionists in total opposition.

In short, anti-Zionists may grant Jews religious and individual rights, but deny them their basic right to nationhood, as equals among the family of nations.

This does not mean, of course, that non-Zionists, as opposed to anti-Zionists, are racists. A Jew may well choose not to exercise his/her right for self determination by residing and obtaining citizenship outside Israel.

But to deny that right to those who do wish to exercise it amounts to discrimination on the basis of ethnic and national origin, hence racism."

The devil lies in the details, e.g., what does he mean by 'the land'. The article which Barbara Amiel's ex-husband was forced to endorse on the back of his paycheck is here. These issues are scaring the hell out of responsible Jews in the Anglosphere.

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