So, another New Anti-Semitism. First it was ‘being anti-Jewish is anti-Semitism’ – and, of course, so it is. Then the Zionist fanatics came along and, purely for propaganda purposes, tried to posit anti-Zionism into the old-style anti-Semite frame by declaring that ‘anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism’. Then Mearsheimer and Walt came along and woke us up to the fact that anti-Zionism isn’t anti-Semitism because Zionism is a political ideology and not a racial one, a notion supported by the fact that many Jews are also anti-Zionist.
The Zionist fanatics like Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister (and ‘foreign’ minister he indeed is, having come originally from Russia) persisted for a bit with the ‘anti-Zionist is anti-Semitism’ meme but, it seems, has decided that he’s getting nowhere with that nonsense so has now come up with a new meme that he thinks covers all the bases. The New Anti-Semitism, he declares, is: ‘being anti-Israel is anti-Semitism’.
With this new meme Lieberman reinforces the notion of Israel being specifically a Jewish state. Being exclusively a Jewish only state means it is, therefore, an apartheid state. And here’s the chutzpah; while the likes of Lieberman prattle on about the racism of anti-Semitism, they’re actually practicing racism themselves by insisting on a Jewish only state. Go figure!
What ‘they’ hate about ‘us’ is, not our democracies and freedoms, but our hypocrisy and arrogance.