Why is every criticism of Israel condemned at anti-semitic? What convention states that an independent media must treat Israel with kid gloves? The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has no business dictating to Australian television what it can and cannot broadcast. That is the right and duty of any democracy. The rhetoric of those who condemn the Australian media for supposedly demonizing Israel and being part of the 'new anti-Semitism' is really an expression of fear by Jewish lobby groups of a deteriorating reputation that Israel is experiencing across the world for its aggressive policies throughout the occupied territories.
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