israel is not arbiter of what is antisemitism and what is not - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • mehmet
    • 02.11.09 | 11:52 (IST)

    If Israelis believe that anti-zionism is equivalent to anti-semitism, this is their problem, they are free to think whatever they want but they cannot set a universal definition of anti-semitism just by themselves. Obviously the zionism, or the modern interpretation of zionism causes now the continuing occupation of the west bank and therefore a huge human suffering on the palestinian side, zionism also dictates the law of return applied only to jews and if one is against zionism because of these, it has nothing to do with anti-semitism but as I say, I would not care at all if israelis would call this anti-semitism. Also, as I said, Israelis are not to set the universal definition of anti-semitism, there are social scientists everywhere in the world who are more qualified to make such judgements than an israeli on the street.

    from the article: Swedish reporter in Israel: Not all criticism of you is anti-Semitism
    First published 02:35 02.11.09 | Last updated 10:41 02.11.09
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