The Anti-Defamation League would have us believe that advocacy for Palestinian rights is a threat to American Jewish safety, and that October 7th was an antisemitic incident. Both ideas are false.
Amid attacks from snipers, airstrikes, and Israeli border restrictions, Gazans’ ability to obtain food is further hampered as Israeli citizens block the entrance of humanitarian aid; Israeli forces burn 3,000 homes in Gaza; Palestinian American woman in West Bank abducted, arrested for social media “incitement”; 4-year-old boy attacked by Israeli military dog; Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian men; Blinken repeats his usual talking points to Israeli leaders, they announce plans to expand efforts in Rafah; ACLU denounces IHRA definition of antisemitism, and more
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights resisted pressure to adopt an Israel-centric definition of antisemitism that Israel and its partisans have been embedding in institutions around the world…
Now at least 30 American campuses have adopted a newly manufactured definition of antisemitism that focuses on Israel, which can potentially be used to censor info on Israel-Palestine…
Israeli editor David Horovitz says the UK’s Jeremy Corbyn is a “racist and an antisemite” because of his support for Palestinian rights. Horovitz writes that the Jewish community, which had previously kept a low profile, is now publicly mobilizing against Corbyn: “It has moved out of the shadows and into the glare.”
The issue of Israel’s right to exist has nothing to do with anti-Semitism, but everything to do with where it exists and at whose expense.