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    • David Lisbona
    • 21.02.14 | 10:34 (IST)

    Wasn't it George W. who said "Everyone who is not with us [in the war on terror] is against us" ? Well, yes, it seems that Bibi has , at least for public consumption, this same black and white view of the world "Everyone who is not unconditionally supportive of every action Israel takes is an antisemite". That is, of course, ridiculous but it does hide an important truth. By the standards of Russia, China or Syria, Israel is positively saintly and the Palestinians are the second luckiest Arabs in the Middle East (after the Israeli Arabs). So all this talk of boycotting Israel does seem to me grossly unjustified. I can maybe see boycotting or taxing products made by Israeli companies in the occupied territories even though one must remember that they employ Palestinians who otherwise might well be unemployed. So one must suspect that all the anti-Israelism out there is mostly a cover for (what is now politically incorrect) anti-semitism. That still doesn't make ever criiticizer of Israel an anti-semite.

    from the article: Bibi has turned me into an 'anti-Semite'
    First published 19:47 19.02.14 | Last updated 19:47 19.02.14
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