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    • Cliff Oswald
    • 02.04.11 | 09:19 (IDT)

    As a non-Jew living in Montreal who has been critical of Isreali policy concerning the Palestinian question, I do fear that anti-semitism is getting worse, and the Jewish community is directly to blame for it. By not accepting any form of criticism without rushing for the handy, 'one size fits all' anti-semitic stamp, feelings of resentment are rising because of sympathy for the humanitarian plight of the civilian population in Gaza. Let me be clear about one thing; there is no love lost for Hamas and its methods, but a constant denial of the retaliatory overkill by the IDF, coupled with, as you well know, an integrated pro-Israeli information machine operating in the West through various Jewish organization, this serves as its own downfall. Justifiable comments and complaints by Israel are now tarred with the same coat as propaganda. For those who bear the brunt of daily life in Israel, the "Wall" and the blockade offer a sense of security. And yet the illegal settlements in the name of religious freedom grow like a festering cancer, the videos of Palestinian students being stoned by settlers while soldiers stand idly by echo the grainy black and white scenes of 70 years ago. The wall and the blockade and the settlements are viewed very differently by the West. The Diaspora had better start bitching about some of the excesses if they want to maintain their credibility. How, on the one hand can a group produce the finest minds in the world, leaders in medicine, education, philanthropy and philosophy, how can they tarnish such a good reputation, give it all up in a rabid defense of the indefensible? If you succeed in losing me as a friend, where the Hell do you think you will be with the others? I say the Emperor has no clothes, and if that makes me an anti-Semite, then so be it, for you do so at your own peril. Shalom.

    from the article: When the walls come tumbling down
    First published 11:37 01.04.11 | Last updated 11:37 01.04.11
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