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Friday, December 02, 2005

Anti-Semitic or just angry?

One from Norman Geras deserves quoting in full:-

Not anti-Semitism

This is in the 'forgive them, for they know not what they say' department:

  • When does criticism of Israel turn into anti-Semitism? Is a new anti-Semitism spreading across Europe?

  • Or are attacks on Jews and Jewish institutions a result of Muslims' anger over Palestine and western policy in the Arab world?
That's from the BBC website, flagging a discussion between Norman Finkelstein and Geoffrey Alderman on 'Have Your Say' at 1800 GMT today. Call me simple-minded, but you could just about read the 'Or' here as suggesting that, if Jews and Jewish institutions get attacked because of 'anger over Palestine and western policy in the Arab world', this isn't anti-Semitism. I just love it that my licence fee goes to support such (airhead) stuff. Anyway, follow the link if you want to know how to have your say.

That was yesterday, unfortunately. From what I know of Norman Finkelstein, it is vital that he is challenged whenever he is given a platform. A post on him is in preparation - watch this space.

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