I have heard it said that if you have not been called an anti-Semite, then you have not been fighting for Palestine hard enough.
To someone who has never defended Palestine or criticised Israel in any serious capacity, this of course sounds like Palestinian activists are inherently anti-Semitic.
But to those who are involved in Palestinian solidarity you will know this is a tongue in cheek observation on how nearly all criticism of Israel is branded as anti-Semitic.
But this is actually a serious issue for 2 reasons.
- False claims detract from genuine anti-Semitic attacks.(Boy who cried wolf)
- Genuine activists are being silenced by false claims.
First lets see what ‘Anti-Semitism’ means.
More specifically: Relating to/or denoting a family of…
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