The New Anti-Semitism

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  1. Joshua says:

    > Of course, anti-Semitism on the Left is not exactly a new phenomenon.
    > Stalin was planning a major bloodletting of Jews at the time of his death.

    I’m not sure it’s fair to associate Stalin’s government with a left-leaning way of thinking. Certainly, Communism’s origins were very liberal in terms of their approach to personal rights and property and freedoms, etc., but Stalin led a totalitarian dictatorial semi-fascist government. It’s about as fair as calling Hitler Y’Sh and his government liberal on account of their being “Socialists”. Not that this takes away from the rest of the article’s accuracy.

  2. Terror-Free Oil says:

    The Rise Of Anti-Semitism
    Dr. Michael Ledeen on Fox News

    http://www.terrorfreeoil.org/videos/ML081506.php – video

  3. stu says:

    Joshua: You’re misinformed or disingenuous. Communism from its earliest implementation was anti-liberal on all levels, including its hostility and suppression to religion, particularly Christainity and Judaism. For someone to claim, in 2006, that “Communism’s origins were very liberal in terms of their approach to personal rights and property and freedoms, etc….” is just mind-boggling.

  4. Joshua says:

    I guess we have different definitions of “liberal”, Stu.

  5. Bob Miller says:

    Joshua said, \”I guess we have different definitions of “liberal”, Stu.\”

    There is no evidence that communism ever tolerated opposition or even disagreement in practice.

    Also, check out this piece by Walter Williams.

  6. Richard says:

    I find this to be an absolutely ridiculous article. ANY disagreement with the Israeli government is cloaked as being “anti-semitic” which in itself is a misnomer. Arabs and Israelis are the same race of people and arabs are every bit as semetic as Israelis are. Judaism is a religion, not a race of people.

    Israel is in more violations of UN resolutions than any nation on earth .. but just simply stating that fact is conscrued as “anti-jew”.

  7. charedilite says:

    Richard:
    Actually, not any disagreement with the Israeli government is construed to be anti-Semitic, only extreme criticisms which appear to be hypocritical or out of touch with reality. See a paper published at Yale by Kramer and Small in which they demonstrated that extreme criticism of Israel was associated with anti-semitism (at least in Europe). http://jcr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/50/4/548

    I used the term antisemitism because its normal definition is “hostility toward or prejudice against Jews or Judaism”. You may wish to break the word down into its etymological parts and reconstruct a new meaning, but that doesn’t make it so. Anti-jew sounds a little awkward, don’t you think? How about bigot?

    I’m not sure if a statement that “Israel is in more violations (sic) of UN resolutions than any nation on earth” constitutes an extreme criticism that would indicate antisemitism, so your own status is left undetermined.

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