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5.0 out of 5 stars J' Accuse, 3 May 2008
This review is from: The New Anti-Semitism P: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It (Paperback)
How did it happen that 60 years after 6 million Jews perished in Hitler?s inferno?s, millions are again baying for the blood of Jews, led this time by the left?
It is cloaked in the language of political correctness, and academic language, but the end goal is the same, genocide of Jews.
On university campuses, in the media, in the halls of the United Nations, in European and Third World governments, prejudice runs strong.
Phyllis Chesler, well-known feminist author, in the 21-st century equivalent of Zola?s J?Accuse, dissects this revolting and frightening phenomenon.
She points out that the leaders of today?s Nuremberg rallies are supposedly ?enlightened? and ?progressive? leftwing academics, as Israel is pilloried, without the slightest compassion for the men, women and children of that tiny, poor country, condemned by a coterie of malignant narcissists for destruction.

Of course the Israel-haters deny hotly that they are anti-Semites: The first thing students learn today in the ?humanities? departments on university campuses across the world is that anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are different. Many Jewish-born ultra-leftists lead the ?burn Israel? movement. In fact it could be argued that the new anti-Semitism was founded by malignant high priest of Marxist academia, Noam Chomsky together with his partner in hate, Arab propagandist Edward Said. Indeed the Jewish-born Israel-haters are often the most callous and vicious, hoping that expunging 5 million Israeli men, women and children from the face of the earth, will make themselves more universal and progressive in the world today. It is only the 'backward Israelis' who get in the way of the place of Diaspora Jewish Marxists as leaders of the 'progressive vanguard' once more. So innocents must die in their millions!
But Chesler debunks the frightful lie that tries to disguise the new anti-Semitism, as ?progressive anti-Zionism?. After all is it not anti-Semitism to deny Jews the right to live in Israel? Is a Jewish child in Israel, gunned down in her bed, by Palestinian goons in 2002, any different to a Jewish child in Poland, gunned down in her bed by Nazi goons in 1942?
Martin Luther King pointed out the truth when he said 37 years ago: ?Anti-Semitism, the hatred of the Jewish people, has been and remains a blot on the soul of mankind. In this we are in full agreement. So know also this: anti-Zionist is inherently anti-Semitic, and ever will be so?.

Chesler dissects this new anti-Semitism, in this work that will make you both angry and frightened. While the Left have certainly been the vanguard of this new cancer, it has not been confined to the left alone. Neo-Nazi hate-mongers like Pat Buchanan, Lyndon La Rouche, David Duke and Robert Novak, in the USA and the groups like the German NPD, in Europe, have also jumped on the bandwagon of the new anti-Semitism, finding that anti-Zionism, is the most effective way to vent their malice.

And the new anti-Semitism has resulted in attacks on Jews, not only in Israel, but also all around the world, as Jews are attacked in the streets and synagogues burned, with university campuses being the most vicious breeding grounds of hate of them all.

There is no logic in the intensity of the hate of the new anti-Semites, as Israel is condemned for every action taken to defend her, by the same ones who are so silent in the face of massacres of Israeli women and children, by Palestinian killers.
The latter being seen as the victims and the former as the aggressors in this macabre Orwellian theater.
Indeed, as we saw with the rise of Hitler, when the world loses it?s moral compass, there is no limit to what they will stoop to, and no amount of politically correct jargon, and Marxist obfuscation can hide this from us a
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Initial post: 5 Apr 2011 20:05:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2011 20:20:05 BDT
Laszlo Tarsi says:
somebody who doesnt want the jews to live in israel doesnt mean they are antisemites. because the land of palestine was sold from under the feet of its inhabitants. its definitely anti-israelism, which is legit i think. the antisemitism you think of is the one that was in europe in the 1930-40s. they hated the jews cuz they were born jews. now thats antisemitism. dont confound politics and ethnicity with religion. even though, of course, there are many people who cover their antisemitism with anti israelism. and dont say that israel is an underdog surrounded by evil arab states. you know just as well i do, that israel is a military superpower, with high tech weapons that could devastate those arab states. that said, iam glad that israel exists, i think it is a force for good, the people of israel have incredible talent, they have given so much to the world.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2011 20:15:05 BDT
Gary Selikow says:
Anti-Israelism is not legitimate-it is hatred of a country and one who is prejudiced against Israel and Israelis is as much a bigot as someone who is prejudiced against Jews per se. The land of 'Palestine' was not sold out from under the Arab's feet as it was the ancient Jewish homeland and Jews have every right to a part of it. Anti-Israelism means genocide of children and creating a new refugee crisis of Jews. I dont only see anti-Semitism as being that in Europe of the 1930s and 40s , although in the 30's and 40's the walls of Europe screamed 'Jews go to Palestine' so they went and now the walls scream 'Jews out of Palestine'
The Arabs want a judenreihn Palestine which is racist as hitler wanted a judenreihn Europe. Anti-Israelism is racism, and you will find no friend in me if you want a situation where the Jews of Israel become refugees again. The lie that the Jews 'stole Arab land' is responsible for murders of Jewish children. Israel is a fact-it is here to stay.
I fully endorse the words of Judea Pearl that 'As a form of racism, anti-Zionism is worse than anti-Semitism. It targets the most vulnerable part of the Jewish people, namely, the people of Israel, who rely on the sovereignty of their state for physical safety, national identity and personal dignity. To put it more bluntly, anti-Zionism condemns 5 million human beings, mostly refugees or children of refugees, to eternal statelessness, traumatized by historical images of persecution and genocide.

Anti-Zionism also attacks the pivotal component of our identity, the glue that bonds us together - our nationhood, our history. And while people of conscience reject anti-Semitism, anti-Zionist rhetoric has become a mark of academic sophistication and social acceptance in Europe and in some U.S. campuses.

Moreover, anti-Zionism disguises itself in the cloak of political debate, exempt from sensitivities and rules of civility that govern interreligious discourse. Religion is ferociously protected in our society - political views are not'

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2011 20:27:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2011 20:33:54 BDT
Laszlo Tarsi says:
well i agree with the most part you said but on a few accounts you are wrong. you say anti israelism is racism. its not since the state of israel is a political entity and as such doesnt have anything to do with race. antisemitism is racism. you are jewish, and you are of the semitic tribe. whether you are a citizen of the state of israel or not. so if somebody hates you just cuz you are a semitic person, thats antisemitism, aka racism. but again as i said i fully support the state of israel. israel has awsome achievements and incredible talents. if 2000 years of antisemitism didnt obliterate the jewish people, a few incompetent arab states certainly wont.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2011 20:30:14 BDT
Gary Selikow says:
And if somebody hates you because you are Israeli so they are hating you for your nationality or because they want a part of the world where Jews cannot live so that is also racism

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2011 20:41:52 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Apr 2011 20:43:05 BDT
Laszlo Tarsi says:
no mate, and i tell you why. take my country. im hungarian. in WWI we lost huge territories to romania.(transylvania). and we would like to get it back sometime. but i cannot be a racist toward a romanian cuz im white and they are white.(white caucasian) we are of the same race. we just feel hatred towards them. not collectively of course, but politically. and now, lets take you guys. i know that palestinians want your territory, syria the golan, and so on. even if thats the case you cannot and they cannot feel racism toward each other because you are both of the SEMITIC tribe. so racism in that case has no sense. the hatred toward arabs on your part is justified, but not on a racial basis.
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