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No. To suggest so is crazy talk. We criticize all kinds of countries... Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, North Korea... why should Israel get a free pass?
When Israel is being criticized, it is usually the Israeli government that is being criticized, not the normal people. In other words: the criticism is purely political. It is not motivated by any religious or ethnic prejudices.
Unfortunately, it is a fact that the Israeli government with Netanyahu as its Prime Minister is a complete disaster - not just for Palestinians but for Israelis themselves too. On the EIU's annual Democracy Index, Israel is ranked 31st and rated as a "flawed democracy". Netanyahu and his cronies are far-right nationalists and lunatics. Meanwhile, the occupation of Palestinian lands is a clear violation of international law. The Israeli government treats Palestinians in the settlements regions as second-class citizens.
None of these statements have anything to do with antisemitism. They would also be true if Israel was a christian or a muslim or a buddhist country.
Bloody hell. How can one interpretate what he said so incorrectly?
The guy, Mark Lamont Hill, specifically said "free Palestine from the river to the sea".
From the river to the sea implies from the Jordan River, to the Mediterranean. Exactly the area where Israel is.
Coincidentally, 'from the river to the sea' is also the lingo that Palestinians use when they aim for their desire for Israel to be wiped from the map and replaced by a Palestinian state.
A Palestinian from the river to the sea essentially means the destruction from Israel. And why? He says it's 'justice'.
Anti-zionism IS anti-Semitism. It's being against the very right of Jews to have some self-determination.
So yes, if you're being for the destruction and replacement of Israel by a Palestinian state, then I wager you can be called anti-Semitic.
That's no normal criticism. Arguing it's mere criticism is a vile distortion of reality.
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