TO #7 Mark B Amsterdam - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Simon
    • 12.04.10 | 16:29 (IDT)

    "Last but not least, it will lead to many problems for Jews living in Diaspora, if they do not come into the open condemning Israel". I should not be required to do anything to ward off irrational hatred directed at me because I happen to share religion/ethnicity with people thousands of miles away whose government they don't approve of. This is the arrogance of antisemitism or any form of prejudice; it assumes that I am culpable by virtue of my religion or ethnic affiliation and that therefore I must "prove" myself worthy. I don't buy into this delusion. Anyone who assumes that I bear responsibility for the actions of the government of Israel by virtue of the fact that I am Jewish is an antisemite without even realizing it.

    from the article: IDF bid to expel West Bank Palestinians is a step too far
    First published 02:08 12.04.10 | Last updated 04:38 12.04.10
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