Peter SM, still don't think it's anti-semitism - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • lorrypf
    • 16.02.06 | 23:18 (IST)

    I doubt the architects would reject Hamas contracts (if through the PA of course, they wouldn't build Al Qaeda or Hamas HQ I'm sure). But why is this necessarily anti-semitism? I'm not saying it necessarily isn't but it could be purely political. By claiming it is you are blurring the distinction between anti-Israeli and anti-semitism. Look - some people view Israel's actions as wrong in the OTs. This isn't an implicit denial of the wrongfulness certain Pal/Hamas actions, just that Israel is doing wrong. You might say the double standard = anti-semitism but you also have to consider scale and capacity. Israel is strong, a state, suffers far fewer casualties etc. Pals need help. Some people for non-religious reasons genuinely believe that Pal cause is more justified MAYBE the architects see it this way, maybe they don't (it is a small group I expect, headed by a Muslim, could be anti-semitic). Most British people in general do anti-Israeli, not anti-Semitic.

    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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