June 29, 2006

Unholy alliance?

Sorry I'm late with this but Tony Greenstein had/has an article in last week's Weekly Worker on collaboration between zionism and antisemitism. Here's the intro:
If you are an anti-Zionist and a supporter of the Palestinian struggle, then you will inevitably be accused of "anti-semitism". If you are Jewish, then you will likely be accused of being a "self-hater" - the label the Nazis attached to anti-fascist Germans.

The accusation of "anti-semitism" has become so widespread that it is regularly hurled by Zionists at each other. Even Yitzhak Rabin, the assassinated Israeli prime minister, was depicted in posters by opponents of the 1993 Oslo accords wearing an SS uniform. So ludicrous has this become that when the Marks and Spencers board rejected a takeover bid from Philip Green, the latter accused the M&S chairman, Paul Myners, of anti-semitism!

For the last 30 years, there has been a continuous redefinition of anti-semitism. No longer is it about racism or discrimination, instead it is about hostility to a political movement. In 2004 the US Congress passed the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act, which instructs the state department to start rating governments throughout the world on their treatment of Jewish citizens.
Now read on.

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