Why Anti-Semitism is no longer a form of racism –it’s a Marginal Prejudice confined to the fascist fringe
The major cause of anti-Semitism in Britain today is the Board of Deputies & those who claim to represent Britain's Jews whilst supporting Zionist War Crimes
The Medieval Blood Libel and Abe Foxman
If anti-Semitism was still a form of racism in Britain today then the equation of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism would not find an echo amongst the majority of Jews.
If anyone is in any doubt that supporters of Israel routinely make false accusations of anti-Semitism, then the reaction of Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, when the New York Times published pictures of the 67 Palestinian children murdered by Israel should put those doubts to rest, Foxman saw red. This was a ‘blood libel’.
The medieval blood libel was an accusation that Jews killed Christian children and used their blood for Jewish religious rituals. Thousands of Jews perished as a result of such baseless accusations.
To suggest, as Foxman did, that publishing Palestinian children’s faces was a ‘blood libel’ means that he believes the original blood libel was true.
Separating genuine anti-Semitism from its fake imitation
Labour’s anti-Semitism witchhunt involved the suspension and expulsion of dozens of anti-Zionist Jews. You wouldn’t expect a campaign against Islamaphobia to focus on Muslims. Yet because Labour’s ‘anti-racism’ was not about the fight for justice or equality but purging peoples minds it led to the purging of people themselves.
The problem is separating genuine anti-Semitism from what Zionism calls ‘anti-Semitism’. I except Eastern Europe from much of the following as anti-Semitism there is more central to the political base and ideology of the ruling class in countries like Poland and Hungary.
Just over a year ago, three academics – Ben Gidley, Brendan McGeever and David Feldman – wrote Labour and Antisemitism: a Crisis Misunderstood. They talked of a
‘historical parting of the ways between anti‐racism and opposition to antisemitism. An anti‐racism defined solely by conceptions of whiteness and power… has proven unable to fully acknowledge and account for anti‐Jewish racism.’
What Gidley et al were saying was that though Jews were politically White and economically privileged in the West they were nonetheless oppressed. It begs the question - how are Jews are oppressed?
Their argument is the logical outcome of the Zionists’ ‘anti-Semitism’ smears. Zionist and right-wing opposition to ‘anti-Semitism’ never had any connection with opposition to racism. It had everything to do with support for racism and Zionism in Israel. Ctd....