antiZionism- merely a mutation of the old anti-semitism? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael Martin-Smith
    • 17.02.06 | 11:24 (IST)

    Many politically correct anti-zionists claim to base their hatred on the occupation of Palestinian land, or even on the arrival of Jews into the region. China - to name but one country - appears to attract no comparable hatred for its occupations and oppressions. This being so, how is it that the worst outbreaks of antisemitism occurred when there was no question of a State of Israel at all; Jews were rarely more inoffensive, integrated, or powerless than in the 1930's and 40's, yet this state of enforced "humility" did little to assuage an atavistic hatred which has now merely found a new name. Do not be fooled - antisemitism is a "god" which the mere disappearance of Jews would satisfy. It is a pathology which life's failures and losers find all too easy to contract. These are no less numerous now than in ages past.

    from the article: The new British anti-Semitism
    First published 00:00 16.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 16.02.06
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