Here's a great article by the BBC about the accusations that Anti-Semitism is creeping back. It offers many different peoples persepectives, some
right and some badly wrong.
Israel's prime minister says anti-Semitism is rising in Europe, citing attacks on Jews and Jewish interests. His remarks followed an EU poll which
showed many believe Israel is the greatest threat to world peace.
Is anti-Semitism really increasing? Is hostility towards Israeli policy in the Middle East becoming anti-Jewish? BBC News Online asked 12 experts on
Jewish affairs from Europe and Israel to reflect on the charge.
Check it out here: news.bbc.co.uk...
I'm absolutely sick to death of the fact that every time Israel is criticised, it must be anti-semitism. It is over the top and they are victimizing
themselves, when are people going to realise if you act like a victim people will walk all over you.
Yes, I am aware that there are still real jew haters out there, but should people live in fear of being labelled racist if you actually don't
with them. What a load of bollocks! Check this # out:
"When we get to a point when it is becoming acceptable in many places in Europe and even in mainstream opinion to label Israel as a Nazi state, or,
in more diplomatic language, an apartheid state, the Israeli citizen feels that their very right to exist in any form, whether politically or as a
nation, is being challenged."
Robert Wistrich, director of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem
What the #? So by that rationality because I don't agree with Dubya and his bull# government I must be anti-American, right? I must hate all those
#ing Americans, I wish they would all burn, right? WRONG!!!
Check this guy out, he's saying that because alot of the EU are criticizing Israel it must be a rise in Anti-semitism, and that there very existence
is in danger, what a #ing ego! Did you ever think asshole that just maybe
the EU doesn't like the way your right-wing government conducts
themselves? No it couldn't just be that could it? What a tool.
Finally here's someone who speaks sense:
"The right-wing in Israel describes every criticism of the country as a form of anti-Semitism. It is very convenient for the present government -
which is the most right-wing in Israel's history and headed by a prime minister who has not taken the smallest initiative in the direction of a
diplomatic effort in the peace process - to blame everything on anti-Semitism.
Any attempt to make the current government and its very questionable policies invincible to legitimate criticism should be wholly rejected
This way, they try to write off any criticism of their own policies."
Yaron Ezrahi, professor of political science at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Surely it couldn't just be that could it? Noooooo we must just be Nazis.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED, DON'T CRITICISE ISRAEL!!!
IF YOU DO YOU ARE RACIST SCUM!!!
[Edited on 27-11-2003 by John Nada]