By Debbie Menon

Mis-use of anti semitism - Carlos Latuff

A year ago, Americans were reluctant to discuss Zionism or anti-Zionism or read the stuff. Even “moderate  Arabs and Muslims” (whatever that means) , shied away from the communities around these two camps and lacked the strength to support the few that might have had, the guts to stand up and confront real controversy.

There are hundreds of journalists who would not want to go within twenty miles of an anti-Zionist for fear of being castigated as questionable and “controversial characters” because this was how most of the rest of the Industry responds to them (the Messenger) against what had become a very successful adhominem attack intended to destroy their effectiveness by attacking their credibility.  He is an… fill in the blanks with any epithet you wish to choose from the Anti Defamation LeagueADL‘s List Of Epithets Recommended For Use In Order To Destroy The Credibility of Critics.

Therefore, one could rarely ever quote or identify an anti-Zionist, eg: Israel Shamir, but simply crib from his message, the truth and logic of his arguments, and present them as a weapon in defense of the truth.

On the other hand, American-Israeli academicians and historians have spent a lifetime knowingly or unknowingly academically helping the Zionists. Now in the past one year there seems to be a growing awareness in the U.S. and the world and ADL (Anti Defamation League) have started crying Wolf  LOUD… “Anti-Semitism” as they call it has been on the rise.  It is obviously NOT anti-Semitism, even though they have always called it that and, for decades it has successfully stilled a lot of legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies.  I think the world is becoming aware that this is not Anti-Semitism, anti-racism, or any of the bigotry terms which ADL, The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, and the other “defenders,” including their legal staffs who bring suit, and political arm-twisters who force legislation throughout the world have been calling it, and we are just hearing more reasonable and legitimate criticism of a system which ought to be criticized and discussed more openly in public, in the public interest.

And, I believe we are seeing and hearing more of it because more of the public are realizing this daily.

And, I also believe that the “defenders.” are screaming like stuck pigs and those “defenders”  are using the only tools they know how, which have worked so well for so many years, but which are rapidly losing their edge from overuse, mis-use and abuse, the misapplied and false charges of slanderous bigotry and anti-semitism.


The Zionists are so powerful, they will use all means at their disposal to stem this groundswell.  But, they are now, standing on a slippery slope and it is hurting them to feel that they are losing their footing. We can expect to hear a lot more screaming, smoke, loud noises and even some blood, bombs and gunfire from them before they allow themselves to be swept from the pinnacle of Mount Zion.  I agree with some of the Jewish doomsayers that when it happens it is going to be a very bad day for Israelis, Jews or Zionists, and many of the innocent few, are going to suffer in the backlash against the criminal many who have perpetrated this outrage against the rest of the world for so long. But, they tolerated it and permitted it, in their name for so long.

Foxman, the ‘national’(?) director, who has led the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) since 1987, told an audience at the City Club of Cleveland in April 2009,  he sees lack of outrage over anti-Semitism – “Violence in the Middle East along with worldwide economic distress have combined to produce the biggest explosion of anti-Semitism globally that we have witnessed since World War II,” he said. He wants to know where the outrage is over this bigotry against Jews.

“I don’t hear it,” he said.

Abraham Foxman is right.  There is indeed a rise in Anti-Semitism.

The problem is world-wide, and it’s becoming more problematic every day.

He doesn’t hear it?

Perhaps ‘the World’ does not agree with him that we are seeing “the biggest explosion of anti=semitism globally that we have witnessed since WWII.”

Or, perhaps they do not agree with what he calls anti-Semitism.

Or, perhaps they are all anti-Semitic!

Or, could it be, heaven forbid, that they consider whatever he sees as an “anti-Semitic” reaction justified by Israeli behaviour? Most Israelis are not Semites, anyway and that includes Foxman.

Foxman, a Holocaust survivor recognized for his leadership combating bigotry, said the absence of outrage echoes a question he has about the Holocaust.

“Why was the world silent? The world knew what was happening. To know that they [world leaders] knew, is a very haunting fact. Wherever people stood up to say ‘no,’ people lived,” he said.

Ironically the same applies to the fate of the Palestinians today. Mr. Foxman?

“Hamas wants to exterminate Israel, Foxman said, and no country in the world but Israel is challenged over its legitimacy and right to exist.”

I doubt that, which State in the Middle East has nuclear weapons  and I just offhand cannot think of any other country whose existence is illegal and unjustified, and against all International law ?

Foxman said: Any violence in the Middle East is normally accompanied by a rise in anti-Semitism, “this time it was an outburst of anti-Semitism that none of us thought was out there.”

Perhaps our darling, self-hating jew, Norman Finkelstein, should send him his recent book titled: “This Time we went too far” And perhaps Foxman could tell the world how far is too far and when will it end?

“Fuelling the emotions was the economic crisis that stirred a separate strain of hatred, he said. A scapegoat was needed, and “very quickly it was the Jews,” Foxman observed.  “You wonder about the anti-Semitic snickers and comments about Jews and money…”

Just look at the titans of Wall Street (all Jews) AIG (Mr. Alan Greenberg), Bernie Madoff, The junk Bond King Michael Milkin, Ivan Boesky.  Israel Shamir correctly advocates:  Hang ‘Em High! “They were proud that the financial charts of the US and of the world were drawn up in a small room by Henry Paulson of the Treasury, Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan of the Federal Reserve, by Maurice Greenberg of AIG.  They built their world surrounded by Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Goldman sachs, Marc Rich, Michael Milken, Andrew Fastow, George Soros, et al.  Their exciting new world of Lexus and Nexus was glorified by Tom Friedman of the New York Times.  They gave the Nobel prize in Economics to Myron Scholes and Robert C. Merton, proud board of directors of the now infamous Long Term Capital Management hedge fund that was bailed out by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to the tune of $ 3.6 billion. President Bush rewarded them for their unaccountability by releasing them from the burden of taxation. let them pay now for all the fun they had.”

Read: Chop Shop Economics and Stealth Zionism

And, what about Israel spying on U.S. (Jonathan Pollard), Or a Jewish Congresswoman Jane Harman trying to interfere with the prosecution of two individuals caught by the U.S. spying. Or the Israeli law that permits any Jew a safe haven in Israel for any crime and cannot be deported.

With every passing day, the revelation of the true nature of Israel’s Zionist expansionist ambitions, their barbaric and treacherous foreign policy toward not only Palestine and Lebanon, but the rest of the world, which includes identity theft of foreigners and counterfeiting of foreign passports, violations of and outrages against, other friendly and allied nations’ sovereignty and murder by the hand of their clandestine agents  in other sovereign countries, in broad daylight, have begun to shake up and weaken the foundations of the monolithic monument to  “Jewish Suffering and Sacrifice”, which they have erected to rally popular world support for and sympathy with their insidious depredations against all gentiles.

And, what was done when Israel assaulted the unarmed US Navy ship,  USS Liberty killing 34  American sailors, and injuring 172 out of the 277 onboard ?  Israel said it was a mistake and Israel apologized,  just like Israel bombed the UN outpost in Lebanon and Israel said it was a mistake.

The U.S. (taxpayer) pours billions into Israel every year as the result of a very well organized effort by Israeli-Americans (AIPAC),  to control US foreign policy.

Israeli interests control their media, their film industry, their print industry, retail outlets, scrap, munitions, even an Israeli company owns TAS the security operation at American airports.

These pre-emptive Wars for Israel, that are being fought in the Middle East with American money, American military and American men and women are not in the best interest of America. They have if anything, weakened America’s standing and ruined America’s image in the world, which now President Obama is supposedly trying to ‘Change’ if he can!

Foxman further states it’s vital that the International Community make the distinction between Judaism and Zionism in public.

Since the Zionist do not, it is difficult to do so in the same room as them. They assure you that all of the peoples in the barrel are the same, and then criticize you for calling all of the apples in the barrel bad if you point out that there is one bad one amongst them in the bushel.

Foxman says it’s more important than ever that the underlying causes of anti-Semitism be addressed?

It is even more important that the powers of this minority group in the U.S. be addressed, and restrained, in currying special favor and legislation to further “Israel First” interests.

Here you have an ADL study that found 35 million Americans to be ‘blatantly anti-Semitic’ and diatribes decrying the activities of The Palestine Solidarity Movement and others on campuses as “hate crimes” and anti-Semitic, also a “hate crime,” yet they make no mention of the ADL involvement in the campus assaults that have destroyed the career of Prof. Norman Finkelstein, and Prof. William Robinson and many other professors, and shutting down free and open discourse in American University lecture rooms, and reading lists.

Read  Americans Divided By Hate Crimes Bill by  Karin Friedemann

“The meat of the hate crimes bill is a $10 million grant for the establishment of  a federally funded surveillance center” says Karin.

Guess who will receive all of this money, and be placed in charge…

You got it!  Who is in charge of everything else in America?

Selective Law, for selective enforcement, against or for selective groups is not a solution.  It becomes the problem.  Such a Law is, on the surface, unconstitutional.  Will the Supreme court ever find this in some ruling?   We should live so long!

In the name of Freedom of Speech, they are shutting down all freedom of speech, except speech of which they approve. And, they are using U.S. Taxpayer money with which to do it!

It is incredible that the one thing that Democrats and Republicans can unite on in Congress is, blind allegiance to the Israel Lobby AIPAC (American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee).

Or, actually not that incredible, because they demonstrate exactly what anyone who speaks out against Israeli policy toward Palestinians has faced for years.  Jews who support the peace camp are described as “self-hating Jews” and non-Jews are told that they are “anti semites.”

It is not really “anti-Semitism anyway,” of which they speak when they use the term as an epithet to counter criticism of all things Jewish, Israeli, Zionist or Judaic.  It is “anti-Semitism” when they themselves criticize Palestinians and Arab Muslims of the Middle East who are more Semitic than most of the “Jews” living in the world, and particularly those who have migrated to Israel from the Diaspora, who are not Semites at all but primarily Ashkenazi from Eastern Europe, Western Asia, the Caucasus Region and many people of many other ethnic origins.

In fact, if we wished to identify the greatest “anti-Semites” in the world we would have to recognize those so-called “Jews” who use such derogatory and demeaning racist epithets against people who criticize almost anything having to do with Israel, Zionism and Judaism but who condemn almost everything about Palestinians, and Middle Eastern Arabs and Muslims, who are about the only remaining people of Semitic origins in the world.

The use of the term “Anti-Semitism” is just another example of how language has been twisted and distorted to wring the most effective and psychological and emotionally damaging impact from it, as in the case of their misuse of the word “Holocaust.”

Dr. Yakov M. Rabkinis Professor of History at the University of Montreal said—“To fight antisemitism, it is crucial to dissociate Jews and Judaism from the State of Israel and its behaviour. Our parliamentarians should affirm the right of all Canadians to criticize Israel like any other country in the world, without the fear of being labelled antisemitic. This would be a sure way to rid Canada of the scourge of antisemitism, new and old”

His recent book, A Threat from within: A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism (Fernwood), has been translated to eight languages and nominated for the Governor General Award.

It is all a juggling act with words.  Most of it illusion!  Literary, or vocal sleight of hand!

Yes, World gullibility has strangled Palestine, as well as the rest of the world, also. But, as I have been saying, this is NOT just about Palestine.

Palestine is simply a preamble. But, it is a preamble in which we can clearly see the pattern and tactic which are being deployed for and in pursuit of a program of World domination of a World Empirical force through infiltration of governments and ownership of Media..

Territory is prime Israeli objective in the Middle East. They have never drawn, claimed or defined an actual “boundary” or border for Israel.  In fact, they deny even the “between the two great rivers.” scheme proposed in their scriptures as their “plan.”

But, as I have said before, that when Israel exceeded even the bloodihandedness of the Nazi regime in their treatment of the Palestinians, they lost the moral high-ground forever, and all chances of making a peaceful settlement of any nature with the Palestinian people.

They are no longer negotiating, or dealing with a “Palestine Government” or government body of any sort.  They have successfully destroyed that as an entity by reducing Fatah to a quisling puppet token, and failure to acknowledge Hamas, which they have denied for so long that it would be impossible to do so now.  There is no one else left with whom to “negotiate” or deal anymore except the Palestinian people, and every Palestinian, whether he was before Gaza or not, is now a “Resistance warrior” and “Freedom Fighter.”

There can be no peace talks anymore!  They have gone past the point where it is even a viable point for discussion.

Yes, Israel has self-destructed, and all we have to do now is wait until it buries itself in time, as the world will insist.

I like the metaphor about building houses of cards on sand, which is exactly what Elie Wiesel and his rolly “Holocausters” have done in complete disregard of the basic principles of propaganda set forth by their master propagandist, Herr Goebbles, from whom they learned their trade, that all lies postulated in propaganda must be based on at least one grain of undeniable and unequivocal truth.

Houses of lies built of such insubstantial material not only lack the framework to hold them up for long, but are completely transparent for everyone to see the lack of structure, and witness all the conniving, canoodling, and such which goes on within, and might best be cadivelled and kept behind closed doors.  Once Dorothy drew aside the veil of the Wizard, his magical powers ceased to exist.

Thus it is with those who, like Elie Wiesel, build their houses of cards on sand, their dress of wholecloth.  All the pretense and bluster they may profess will not hold the structure very long.

The most gentle eastern breeze out of Palestine will eventually come and blow it all away, scattering the cards, and lifting the skirts of the Emperor’s transparent dress, disclosing the absurdities he has thought secret all these years.

Fortunately, they are bungling, and it is obvious to even the most dense at the table that they were dealing from a crooked deck.

How many times must world leaders watch them fumble the cards before they learn that they cheat and cannot be trusted?

Debbie Menon:  A long time advocate for peace and justice in Palestine’s occupied territories is a freelance writer based in Dubai. Her articles have been featured in several print and online publications. She can be reached at:  debbiemenon@gmail.com.Visit her website: http://mycatbirdseat.com/

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  1. rexw on the 09. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    As above, Foxman said….

    “Why was the world silent? The world knew what was happening. To know that they [world leaders] knew, is a very haunting fact. Wherever people stood up to say ‘no,’ people lived,” he said.

    I wonder how many leaders would say ‘no’ in 2010. Many would choose to be silent having seen the results of their intervention, years ago.

    Ironically, the same applies to the fate of the Palestinians today. Mr. Foxman? Think on that. World leaders have said ‘no’ to what you are doing in Palestine and that has not made any difference to your cruelty, ethnic cleansing or apartheid policies, frighteningly alive and growing daily.

    Must make you really proud of your ethnicity

    Foxman again…..
    “Hamas wants to exterminate Israel and no country in the world but Israel is challenged over its legitimacy and right to exist.”

    Because it is illegitimate, Mr. Foxman. Have you in your cloistered little Jewish world ever thought of that?
    Now if you want to do some research, try that one for size. How many people think that Israel is illegitimate?

    What an anachronism is the ADL and could only be run by someone with the motivations of the Foxman’s of this world.
    It would be interesting to determine what other areas of defamation he has addressed in his role of a Jewish organiser concentrating on those who are anti-Semitic, which is now currently seen as a badge of honour for the enlightened who have seen what Israel can do and have done for years. Hatred, cruelty, warlike and despised as a breed of people.

    Anti-Semitic feelings are and on the increase and rightly so. Why?

    Have the Israelis taken any notice of the UN Resolutions? Have they observed any humanitarian characteristics in their dealings with a cruelly bludgeoned people on whose land they are illegitimately living?
    Haven’t they shown their disinterest in world opinion with the use of phosphorous bombs recently, the approval of ‘settlers; to run riot every day, cutting down trees, flooding farming land with sewerage, cutting off water supplies, premeditated murder and on. The only humiliation they have not yet inflicted on Palestinians is limited only by their evil imaginations, conjured up in their evil minds.

    Some of the world is now much better informed and aware, perhaps for the first time that this is a state pandered to every year with financial aid from their disgraced benefactor and sponsor, America, for which they are now living with this cancer in their belly and regretting past support.

    Too late, USA, You made the loathsome monster now put it back into its cage


    Usually you’ll see the ‘anti semite’ card whipped out by Cass Sunstein GOV’T SHILLS who are now infiltrating the blogs. You barely have to have the ‘J’ out of your keyboard before they start to whip that card out on you.

    Some of the blogs were being Cass Sunstein ‘cognitive dissonance’ marked by MOSSAD bloggers who would intentionally post VERBATIM very anti semitic slogans and rants, for the new ANTI HATE CRIME LAW to then be used to shut the blogosphere down, particularly those blogs the MOSSAD via SPLC and ADL, had targeted to be shut down.

    And now, since the cat is out of the proverbial bag, so to speak, they’re REALLY DESPERATE to whip this ANTI SEMITE accusation out on any blogger who even mentions jews in a negative light of any kind.


    Look for a lot more ANTI SEMITE labels to be thrown almost ridiculously at any blog entry that remotely criticizes Israel or their murderous and treasonous control of the U.S. Government via their double-agents, infiltrators with dual citizenship, and AIPAC credentials, as well as the Cass Sunstein government shills.

    If you call them on it every time, it weakens their argument. Be very wary of any blogger who comes at you with; “hey, that’s AWFULLY ANTI SEMITIC SH*T YOU ARE SAYING..” b.s.

    speaking of B.S., how are his poll numbers doing now the cat is out of the bag about the magnitude of the GULF SPILL that is totally out of control with no solution in sight of any kind???

  3. Avery on the 09. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    anti-GENTILISM preceeded “antisemitism”. Anti-GENTILISM is the cause of so-called “antisemitism”. HUMANITY did not invent “antisemitism” and then wait thousands of years for judaism to appear, just so everybody could “hate” it for absolutely no reason. Judaism codified anti-GENTILISM, their hatred of ALL NON-jews, and the only SANE reaction of any NON-jew is self defense, which the “Tribe” calls antisemitism. Judaism consciously chose to separate itself from the Family Of Man, labeling ALL non-Jews GOYIM, GENTILE, SHISKA, and infusing Judaism’s very soul with venom toward ALL NON-jews.

  4. Robert H. Stiver on the 09. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Debbie, thanks for engaging a needed discourse. This scourge of Zionism, now mired in outright psychosis and criminality, must be outed and brought under control (the way any mental disease is treated). Even if we see signs of Zionism’s having gone too far and inevitably passing from the world scene, I pity the tormented Palestinians and wish that they could obtain relief this very day….

  5. House on the 09. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Before 9/11, I could care less what Israel did. I had NO idea of the intricate web of influence these people have over OUR media and government.

    Now, after reseaching all these years, I KNOW ISRAEL planned and executed 9/11 to get the US to fight it’s Arab enemies. They used their media and government control in an ATTEMPT to cover-up the crimes.


  6. Earlaiman on the 10. Jun, 2010 remarked #


    When I hear the ADL and Herr Fuchsmann referred to as “defenders of anti-Semitism” a question always pops into my mind.


    Are they really the “defenders of anti-Semitism” or are they attack-dogs using it as a weapon, a set of false fangs, if you like?

    You say: The use of the term “Anti-Semitism” is just another example of how language has been twisted and distorted to wring the most effective and psychological and emotionally damaging impact from it, as in the case of their misuse of the word “Holocaust.” It is all a juggling act with words. Most of it illusion! Literary, or vocal sleight of hand!
    Yes, World gullibility has strangled Palestine, as well as the rest of the world.

    That is precisely my point; that we carefully make distinctions between the political, national, personal, ethnic and religious associations of Jews, Israel, Zionism and Judaism, but when you criticize one or the other, the “self-appointed” defenders and spokesmen for all of them lump them together as one, and make it “anti-Semitic,” anti-racist, or anti-religious criticism, which it is definitely NOT.

    But too many westerners are inadequately educated, thoughtful, or sufficiently intelligent to make those distinctions, and they have all been too long programmed to ignore or not understand the differences.

    Like Lemmings, Hamlin’s rats and children, and sheep to the slaughter, they follow where led.

    “Achtung, all of you folks line up where the soldiers tell you, and wait, The train will be along momentarily to take you to the chosen land.

    “You need not bring your luggage and your jewels. You will be provided with showers and an entire new outfit, all you will need, upon arrival.

    “Just follow the instructions of those who direct you.

    ?Ah, comes now the train. For boarding prepare!”


  7. Patricia Blair on the 10. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    I just received an email from a professor at our State University asking to be removed from my email list, “your antisemitism is sickening”, he wrote. I had sent Paul Findleys article on Helen Thomas comments with an added note that in the 30′s Gandhi when asked about establising an Israel for the Jews stated that they should return to their own countries, Germany, Poland, etc. That there were already people living in Palestine, the Palestinians. Of course that is what Debbie and others are stating, and I echo Helen, the Jews should get out of Palestine for this is creating what they call anti-semitism.

  8. nahida on the 10. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    “To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war”

    —Ludwig von Mises


    This is the underlying ideology that MUST be discarded :


  9. M on the 10. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    They and their mafia style Jewish organizations keep repeating that it was “their land” ..Bullshit. Ashkenazis were original Khazarians living north of the Caspian sea and became Jews long after all the ORIGINAL Jews had left Palestine. They are not even Semites. Even so the mafia style Jewish organizations that wield so much power use the “Original Homeland Lie” as their main argument for their claim to Palestine. So all blogs should put something like this:

    Educate yourself and all Jews: Ashkenazi Jews are not Semites. They come from Khazaria in Asia and have no Semitic Blood in their veins nor have their -ancestors ever set foot on Palestine. This is the mother of all lies. They are stealing the land and the ethnicity also… Let them prove it otherwise.

    It may be worded better but I should be short and everybody who loves the US ofA should run this at the top of their site if they want to stop the Zionist takeover of the US.

  10. Bruce on the 11. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Thanks for a great article. I really don’t care very much about the Middle-East,it’s not our fight, but I do care about America . I don’t want WW III started by Israel because we always take up for them ,right or wrong and lately, Israel has been very wrong. They are arrogantly defiant about it too,thanks to billions of $$$ of American aid.

    Israel does not deserve another American dollar. Israel definitely is not worth another American soldier’s life !


  11. John Newell on the 13. Jun, 2010 remarked #

    Have you read an extraordinary book called “The Controversy
    of Zion” by Douglas Reed?

  12. Alan Hart on the 29. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Dear Debbie,

    What we are witnessing around the world is NOT, repeat NOT, the rise of anti-Semitism as a consequence of the Zionist state’s criminal policies and actions. What we ARE witnessing is the rise of anti-Israelism. The danger for the Jews of the world is that it will be transformed into anti-Semitism if the Westerners among whom most Jews live are not educated to understand the difference between Judaism and Zionism, and thus why it is wrong to blame all Jews everywhere for the crimes of the hard core Zionist few. It was partly to assist the edsucation effort needed that I wrote my book ZIONISM: THE REAL ENEMY OF THE JEWS.

  13. Debbie on the 29. Sep, 2010 remarked #

    Dear Alan, forgive me, frankly, at this point, post the Mavimara Flotilla incident, post Gaza, the Goldstone report, Sabra & Shatilla, Jenin, Raffah, Nablus and Gaza massacres, all crimes in the name of the Jewish State fighting for more and more of another peoples land, and home, their betrayal of their staunchest allies, which includes identity theft of foreigners and counterfeiting of foreign passports, violations of and outrages against, other friendly and allied nations’ sovereignty and murder by the hand of their clandestine agents in other sovereign countries, total disregard for international law and UN resolutions, alleged connections to 9/11, attack on the USS Liberty, etc, etc. I do not consider it worth the risk to trust any Jew at anything he says or does. But I am one person, they can carry on without me.

    I just don’t have that much more time to waste on analyzing, rationalizing, distinguishing, excuses, any of it or them. Watched too many others get burned, too many times! Period!

    If you say all of the above atrocities, were carried out by a few Zionists, then where are the many non-Zionist core ? Where were they the past 63 years ? I don’t see them, but I know where their money was and where their money is today. I have long wondered how much distinction there is between the two.

    I know there are probably a great number of good, well-intentioned, honest, loving humane Jews, they are just gonna have to go it alone, without me. I simply do not have the interest nor the time to figure them out. And, as I have just said, I take none of them at their word for anything!

    Alan, some people are just incapable of facing the truth for what it might cost them, such as your Jewish Accountant and friend, whose world will come crashing down if he accepts the truth for what it is; Then, there are those who are simply too ignorant to understand, and too stupid to do anything about the ignorance. Ignorance is also baggage, as well as comfort and security in living a mythological life. We all come with baggage, some people never check theirs, try to carry it on every trip, and find it difficult to discard old and outworn articles or fashions.

  14. D Costa on the 10. Oct, 2010 remarked #

    “By contrast, the Soviet legal system left prosecutors with a wide discretion in identifying “anti-Soviet” activities. Almost anything irritating to the Soviet state could qualify. An impossible burden of proof lay on the accused; guilt was presumed; acquittals were virtually nonexistent. To be indicted was already to be convicted. Since the charge was undefined, it was unfalsifiable; there was no such thing as a false accusation. As a result, the Russian population lived in fear.

    The word anti-Semitic functions like the word anti-Soviet. Being undefined, it’s unfalsifiable. Loose charges of “anti-Semitism” are common, but nobody suffers any penalty for making them, since what is unfalsifiable can never be shown to be false. I once read an article in a Jewish magazine that called the first Star Wars movie “anti- Semitic.” I was amazed, but I couldn’t prove the contrary. Who could? And of course people in public life — and often in private life — fear incurring the label, however guiltless they may be.

    If you want to distinguish between the innocent and the guilty, you define crimes precisely. If, however, you merely want to maximize the number of convictions, increase the power of the accusers, and create an atmosphere of dread, you define crimes as loosely as possible. We now have an incentive system that might have been designed to promote loose charges of “anti-Semitism.”

    Silly as all this is from a rational point of view, the label of anti-Semitism is deeply feared. It does signify one thing: Jewish hatred. When I became a conservative as a college freshman, in 1965, nearly all Jews were liberals and Jewish intellectuals associated conservatism with “anti-Semitism.” Bill Buckley was often depicted as a fascist or crypto-Nazi; given the smears he endured, it’s understandable that he should go to great lengths to appear pro-Jewish, even if he somewhat overdid it by abetting smears of his fellow conservatives.”—Israel Shamir

    Yes it is a trick and the Jews will always use it till there are enough people like Debbie Menon, Israel Shamir, Jeff Gates, Alan Sabrosky who will keep on hammering the truth about Israel and Jews who support it and their deception, lies, corruption, greed, fraud and crime–and say it in clear language unlike some writers who mix the truth with half-truth and some baloney–dispensing disinformation–confusing people.

  15. Blair Francis Hamilton on the 27. Nov, 2010 remarked #

    I think the term “anti-semitic” is just a modern way of saying “gentile” and is being used with the same arrogance that was present before the Jews were scattered the last time. When will history stop repeating itself? Maybe this time we can just get rid of the arrogance and insist that all human beings are created by the same God, and loved equally by the same God, and answer to the same God for every word out of their mouths. Every time anyone has attempted to partition countries according to belief systems, the result is a holocaust. It is time to build a new ark of Universal Truth and confront the “legion”.

  16. dumitar on the 01. Aug, 2011 remarked #

    If Jews are concerned why the whole world becomes anti-Israelish in its views, maybe it’s high time for Jews to ask themselves WHY?

  17. rosemerry on the 02. Aug, 2011 remarked #

    Good article and comments. I have gradually become more like Debbie, though I understand Alan Hart’s point, and note that many writers, like Alan, and Mearsheimer and Walt, are worried that Zionism and Israeli intransigence will lead to large-scale blaming of all Jews. It would be understandable.
    The word antisemitic should not be used. I saw on this site a link with “judapathy” or “judaphobia”, even jew-hatred. Why are Muslims vilified constantly, and Iraq, Iran, Pakistan for example,condemned, and this is not considered unfair hate crime?

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