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Sunday, June 20 2010

Crossing the Line From Anti-Zionism to Anti-Semitism

David Nesenoff got op-ed space in the Washington Post to share some thoughts about the Helen Thomas comments he caught on film:

She didn't say that the blockade was unjust, or that aid was not getting to Gaza, or that there was a massacre on the high seas, or that East Jerusalem is occupied, or that the settlements are immoral . . . and get out and go back to West Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Eilat. No. This was not the two-state solution. This was get the hell out and go back to the places of the final solution, Poland and Germany. The Jew has no connection with the land of Israel.

I'm struck by how similar this is to my reaction, explaining why the senior White House correspondent's comments weren't just anti-Israel, but anti-Semitic as well. Bottom line: it's anti-Semitic to single out the Jews as being unworthy of having national aspirations.

Read Nesenoff's commentary and my earlier blog post.

 

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