Now Peace Talks, John Kerry, are “Anti-Semitic” in Eyes of Israeli Far Right. By Juan Cole. Informed Comment, February 2, 2014. Also at History News Network.
Kerry slammed by right for “encouraging” Israel boycott. By Herb Keinon and Lahav Harkov. Jerusalem Post, February 1, 2014.
one of the less appealing characteristics of Zionist bullies that they engage
blithely in stealing Palestinian land and resources in complete disregard for
international law and then use the fig leaf of charges of “anti-Semitism” to
deflect any criticism of their actions. (The Jewish Home Party, though
religious, characterizes itself as “Zionist.”) This distasteful ploy has
increasingly jumped the shark as simple human rights law has become
“anti-Semitic” insofar as the current rightwing Zionist enterprise violates
international norms, and yet its proponents maintain that criticizing Israel or
Zionism is not allowed. All this is not to mention that the United States gives
(underline gives) Israel billions of dollars a year in its taxpayers’ money, as
well as trade privileges worth further billions. It doesn’t do that for any
other country at that level. If Kerry is anti-Semitic now, what would he have
to do, make it trillions?