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    Is criticizing Israel anti-Semitic? - The Week

    Why am I labeled as an anti-semite when I criticize Israel or Israelis.?
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    When I criticise Palestinians and Israelis in the same sentence, the criticism of Israel gets overlooked and I get called a child murdering yid etc.

    In a rational world you can criticise Israel for its failings and its treatment of the Palestinian people. However if you criticise Israel's defence forces without recognising the problems, it might warrant further discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultor View Post
    Is criticizing Israel anti-Semitic? - The Week

    Why am I labeled as an anti-semite when I criticize Israel or Israelis.?
    It's a cheap trick alright, and has the added result of banalising real claims of anti-jewish behaviour.
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    Can I criticize Israel and not be an anti-semite?

    Yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultor View Post
    Is criticizing Israel anti-Semitic? - The Week

    Why am I labeled as an anti-semite when I criticize Israel or Israelis.?
    Because it's always easier to denigrate your opponent than argue the point with them. It's the same here. People who disagree on Irish issues are immediately called members of "Zanu-FF", people who disagree on the North are either "shinners" or "West brits". Happens to everyone all the time.

    That's one of the laziest articles I've ever seen btw. Basically cutting and pasting 5 exampes of other people's work and trying to pass it off as their own opinion.
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    In answer to the question let's look at it another way. Anyone putting the case for the headhackers cannot be doing it out of any sense of fair play so the motive must be more base. Anti-semitic would seem to be the answer.

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    You know the answer or you would not ask the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermanpolitician View Post
    However if you criticise Israel's defence forces without recognising the problems, it might warrant further discussion.
    The IOF is the problem. No further discussion required.

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    It's a cheap trick alright, and has the added result of banalising real claims of anti-jewish behaviour.
    I agree.

    The Zionist zealots have done a great disservice to the Jewish people by making the term anti-semite almost meaningless, since it is thrown at everyone who doesn't think Avigdor Liebermann is the next Nelson Mandela. Because of this, it is likely that manifestations of genuine anti-semitism (which does still exist, though thankfully not nearly as much as the anti-semite industry types would have you beleive) will be ignored in the future. It's a case of the zionist who cried wolf (or should that be ' cried anti-semite')?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
    Anyone putting the case for the headhackers cannot be doing it out of any sense of fair play so the motive must be more base. Anti-semitic would seem to be the answer.
    Palestinians are not headhackers. Have you seen the photos of the children whose heads have been blown off by the Israelis? You don't deserve to have a head you are abusing yours so badly.

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