posted on Jan, 5 2009 @ 05:47 PM
"It is not anti-Semitic to criticize the policies of the state of Israel."
As the invasion of Gaza has heated up so has the posting and indeed the rhetoric on both sides of the coin. However, there seems to be a disturbing
trend as of late. Anytime anybody makes a comment criticizing the policies of the government of Israel, they get labeled an “anti Semite”.
Thread like these two highlight this growing trend IMHO:
I’m Sick Of The Anti Israel Sentiment Here On ATS!
israel haters / anti Semites please listen up
This is a classic Strawman argument at best, but in the manner usually employed its really an Ad Hominem attack intended to smear the charges of
“anti Semitism” regardless of its validity.
The intent of this thread is not to debate the actions of HAMAS or the IDF in the Gaza area. There are way too many threads already on going for that,
I wish to engage the apologists of the state of Israel in a discussion on this issue.
Why do many of you feel the need to lable Israelis detractors in such a manner?
In their view is it possible to ever criticize the action of the state Israel? (And please no lectures on self defense this action goes above and
Why the “your are with us or against us?” mentality?
Why do they seem to give Israel a blanket pass to do anything and everything no matter what?
Why whenever Israel engages in these action in addition to the “anti Semite” lable the Holocaust is used as an excuse or shield to justify such
What makes this incursion and bloodshed any different that previous attempts? How did that works out for Israel? (Are they not learning that this has
Israel and the Palestinians have the right to exist. Both sides in this conflict are behaving in a manner inconsistent with decent human rights. Both
sides need to be taken to task. Both sides if unwilling to do so should be cut off.
If you want a rational debate on the issue please step in and post up
[edit on 5/1/09 by Operation AJAX]