Food For Thought: Is It Anti-Semitic To Speak Critically Of Israel
Have we returned to the days where people feared speaking critically of Israel or its people? Why is Israel a protected country–26 States enacted laws that punish businesses that choose not to do business with Israel— when Jews are at the very top of the food chain? Is an Israeli life more valuable or has more right to exist than a Palestinian life or members of other ethnic groups?
With money and power, Israel is part of the shadow government that runs the US. Ask me for proof. I can only ask that you use common sense. Why does Israel get billions in aid and military financing from American taxpayers –Trump just gave three billion in military financing for Israel–when Israel is a wealthy country? Why can’t politicians be honest about the crimes against humanity and war crimes of Israel? Aren’t the activities of Israel against Palestine similar to war crimes committed by Nazi Germany against Jews?
In the past, it was career-damaging to be critical and speak of the atrocities committed by Israel, atrocities ignored by mainstream media. Today it still is, as the few brave elected officials, who spoke out, discovered. However, ordinary people, unlike law enforcement or our elected officials, value justice–not the use of anti-Semitic labels to silence the truth.
The desire for Israel to occupy the Middle East, after seizing Palestine, is understandable. After all, the expulsion of Jews from countries in Europe over the centuries is a sore spot. It’s also one in which the details are murky. Having Israel prevents Jewish expulsion in the future. Why were Jews expulsed from so many countries in Europe?
Israel was born out of WW2. Palestine was divided. They hunted the Nazi monsters responsible for crimes against humanity and brought them to justice. Why are Palestinians denied the same justice? Why does the international community turn a blind eye to Israel’s war crimes?
I am not anti-Semitic. I am against cruelty. It’s challenging to watch Palestinian genocide in plain sight. Is it anti-Semitic to speak the truth of Israel and its war crimes?
As Trump calls out Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism, her critique of pro-Israel lobbying deserves a closer look