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on 3 May 2008
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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VINE VOICEon 22 December 2003
Having studied the hatred of the Jews (anti-Semitism) for many years, my heart ached as I analysed this thoroughly researched and timely investigation of a subject that the text presents as a modern day, malevolent hostility thought by many to have been assigned to the history books. The book is powerful, very well presented and transports the reader into the World and experience of the Jew. The book will hold the reader's attention throughout and I personally found it very difficult to put down.
Despite the contentious nature of this subject I would highly recommend that this book be read irrespective of the individual's political or religious views.
The book makes an extremely strong case as to how the state of Israel has now become what it calls the "Jew of the World". This statement is clarified with many, many examples that illustrate how Israel has allegedly been scorned, scapegoated, demonised and ghettoized by the media and the International community. A process described as causing the State of Israel to be just as isolated as the Jews once were in Europe during the Holocaust.
The reader is shown how this process has allegedly escalated since the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 and how it is further supported due to the tone of the political and media approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Whilst reference is made to the anti-Semitism of the Holocaust the book presents a moving case as to how a "new anti-Semitism" has risen in our day, but which is now cloaked under a plethora of different guises such as "anti-Zionism" and/or "anti-Israelism". However, the reader is eloquently shown that when this hostility is closely examined, the very same age-old hatred is discovered at it's core. A hatred described as including all of it's ancient loathing, but now to be found under new, more "politically correct labels".
As stated, the source attaches a considerable relationship between this hate and the alleged bias against Israel in much of the media reporting throughout the International community in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict. An area where this study cites the State of Israel as frequently being de-humanized whilst Palestinians are depicted as victims. Mention also being made that the Jewish state is itself not doing enough to put across it's own side of the story in an adequate manner to fight such allegedly slanted reporting and to provide the public with a true perception of the conflict that is fair to both sides.
To support this point the source quotes former British leader Winston Churchill who stated, "A lie gets halfway around the World before the truth has a chance to get it's pants on" and with the provision of numerous examples the book proceeds to describe the World press as sometimes functioning as what it calls "Yasser Arafat's private public relations firm".
The book also addresses how during the last decade whilst the Irish, Indian, Kashmiri and other "troubles" have continued to simmer, along with the genocidal atrocities in Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, where by comparison the International, political and media entities have not in the slightest way demonised the British, Irish, Hindus, Muslims, Hutus or the Serbs in the manner focussed on the Jewish State of Israel.
The reader may not agree with all the personal opinions of the source, but it is difficult not to grasp and appreciate the importance & magnitude of the fundamental issue at the core of this essential study.
I would respectfully recommend the following books to those interested in this issue; "The Case For Israel" by Alan Dershowitz and "Peace; The Arabian Caricature. A Study of Anti-Semitic Imagery" by Arieh Stav.
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on 11 June 2004
Chesler, a leftist feminist, has here produced a work of impeccable scholarship detailing the rise of a new virulent anti-Semitism. Based on verifiable facts, statistics and personal experience, she demonstrates how prevalent this mental illness has become amongst leftist academics; she also investigates the psychological roots of this detestable idea.
Chesler further illuminates the connections between the hatred of Jews and the hatred of America. Having herself criticized certain actions of Israel in the past, she makes a distinction between legitimate criticism of Israel and that subtle version of anti-Semitism that cloaks itself in Anti-Zionism. She points out that the new anti-semitism is being perpetraded in the cause of anti-colonialism and anti-racism and that it comes from the Left of the political spectrum.
Chesler makes a plea for the truth and exposes leftist disinformation, for example the so-called Jenin Massacre that never took place. The author lived in Afghanistan in the 1960s and was married to an Afghan; she praises the kindness and love she experienced from her Muslim relatives during those times. This wonderful book is a plea for decency, truth and dignity. It includes a 20-page question-and-answer section called What We Must Do on how to reply to anti-Semitic remarks or questions.
Although Chesler's book reveals deeply disturbing trends, it is a compelling read. I would also like to refer the interested reader to the following books: The Case For Israel by Dershowitz, Right To Exist by Lozowick, Never Again? by Foxman, The Return Of Anti-Semitism by Schoenfeld, The Rage And The Pride by Fallaci, The Nazi Connection To Islamic Terrorism by Chuck Morse and Anti-Americanism by Jean-Francois Revel.
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on 14 September 2003
It's heart-rending to know Anti-Semitism is back again. The disgusting betrayal of Jews by the Left is very disturbing, and cannot be excused by criticism of the State of Israel. Granted, Israel is commiting serious crimes against human rights but it's hardly the fault of Jewish people in general, many of whom heartily condemn the deplorable oppression of the Palestinians. Why don't Anti-Semites hate Cambodians, Rwandans, Serbs and Zimbabweans? Answer: because there's no particular tradition of it over here. Judaeophobes are just gossip-listening bullies.
If you're a Left Winger, Socialist, Hippie student radical, etc and you're anti-semitic, then you're a wicked, despicable hypocrite and as much a Fascist as those Right-Wingers you so piously denounce.
Anti-Semitism is for mindless, bullying sheep. This book suggests they're using Israel as an excuse. !
I'm not a Jew either and have no Jewish blood in me. If only a Gentile like myself had had the courage to write this moving book.
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VINE VOICEon 17 December 2003
I studied this thoroughly researched and well written book with a heavy heart. Having researched anti-Semitism (hatred of the Jews) for many years, my heart ached as I analysed this timely and relevant investigation which addresses a modern day, malevolent hostility thought by many to have been assigned to the history books. A subject addressed so eloquently and intensely that I found the book difficult to put down.
The book describes how the state of Israel has itself become what it calls the "Jew of the World"; scorned, scapegoated, demonised, ghettoized and isolated as it declares Jews once were in Europe and also whilst living under Islam. An attitude which is portrayed here as having escalated since the Islamic terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 and which continues to fester due to political and media approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The reader is provided with evidence that pulls no punches as to how this "new anti-Semitism" is cloaked under many different guises such as "anti-Zionism" and/or "anti-Israelism". However, when closely examined the study proclaims unequivocally that the same hatred is discovered at it's core. A hatred, which the books declares to include all of it's ancient loathing, but is now found under new, more "politically correct labels".
The book describes in considerable detail an attitude which is shown to saturate most media reporting of the Arab-Israeli conflict where Israel is condemned for daring to defend itself in accordance with the right afforded every Sovereign nation, whilst the same media entities are cited as simultaneously downplaying or silent about the suicide attacks and massacres of innocent Israeli civilians.
On page 117, the source quotes former British leader Winston Churchill who stated, "A lie gets halfway around the World before the truth has a chance to get it's pants on". The reader is shown from the text how the media has pandered to the agendas of Palestinian extremists who in turn are cited as seeking exploitation of the media & preying on the fears of the public in order to alter their perception of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through a series of half-truths and selective headlines.
Reference is also made early in the book to the public lynching of two Israeli reservists in Ramallah during 2,000, where Palestinian crowds were shown cheering in the street when those responsible for the atrocity proudly displayed their hands smeared with the blood of the Jewish victims. The reference highlights the utter lack of condemnation from the International media, intellectuals and International "human rights" groups.
The study further addresses what are described here as the lies of this new anti-Semitism along with the partial truths, diabolical distortions and the underlying bias/hatred of most media entities which are specified as so permeating society that even learned scholars and journalists are shown to selectively use or distort facts to fit their own ideologies. An attitude that is characterised in this study as the "political equivalent" of the AIDS virus being unleashed in the World. This study further proclaiming a heartfelt fear from the source that if the daily violence and associated propaganda against the Jewish people is not effectively countered, then the Jews may again be sacrificed to a World again "gone mad" in pursuit of a "sacred scapegoat".
From the text the reader is also shown how the Arab/Palestinian realm have as a more effective way of swaying World opinion now adopted "humanitarian terminology" in support of the "demands" of the Palestinians to replace former proclamations of carnage and obliteration, with the World press being described as functioning as Yasser Arafat's "private public relations firm".
In comparing the attitudes of the media and the International Community in relation to other similar issues, the book also addresses how during the last decade whilst the Irish, Indian, Kashmiri and other "troubles" have continued to simmer, along with the genocidal atrocities in Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, these International political and media entities have not in the slightest way demonised the British, Irish, Hindus, Muslims, Hutus or the Serbs in the virulent manner focussed on the Jewish State of Israel.
The reader may not agree with all the personal opinions of the source, but it is difficult not to grasp and appreciate the importance/magnitude of the fundamental issue at the core of this essential study.
I would respectfully recommend the following books to those interested in this issue; "The Case For Israel" by Alan Dershowitz and "Peace; The Arabian Caricature. A Study of Anti-Semitic Imagery" by Arieh Stav.
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on 17 April 2006
Directly equating Israeli criticism with anti-Semitism while blatantly maintaining her own fear of Islam as fact, Cheslers arguments are abstract in the extreme. American and Diaspora Jews "must understand that Israel is our heart and soul...we are family" she writes. Therefore disapproval of Israel is anti-Semitism while at the same time contradictorily stating that "anyone who does not distinguish between Jews and the Jewish state is an anti-Semite". Dangerous belittling and exploitation of a topic for the purpose of shielding pro-Zionists from legitimate criticism.

Try Norman G. Finkelsteins "Beyond Chutzpah..." for a more serious study of the topic.
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on 12 May 2010
Would rate Zero or minus if could.

Vile Zionist hatred, lies and denial ... some things
never change.

Try a definition of anti- Semitism, being anti-
Zionist is *not* the same thing. The Jews living
in Israel now are not even Semitic in origin, the
Palestinian Arabs (you know the people who were
there before 'Israel' was stolen from them) who
live there *are* Semitic ... so who are the anti-
Semites again please? Dershowitz is a disgraced,
plagiarist and sad fake.

Try reading a decent book on the subject say by
Norman Finkelstein his 'The Holocaust Industry:
Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering'
or his 'Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-
Semitism and the Abuse of History' or Ilan Pappe's
'The Bureaucracy of Evil: The History of the
Israeli Occupation' when it comes out.

The brutal, illegal (under international law)
Zionazi Israeli Occupation of the Palestinian
territories is exposed, everyone is talking about
it these days, everyone is boycotting it, the last
colonialist Empire is going to fall and soon.

Israel has never been a democracy it's a military
dictatorship, an apartheid state.

LONG LIVE PALESTINE
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on 1 March 2013
It read like typical, self indulgent, neurotic, and self absorbed narcissism. Just one more author milking some money on the woe is me, woe is us, gravy train.
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on 1 December 2005
Even the liberal end of the Zionist spectrum - where I'd place this book - can't really get to grips with the central truth that the state of Israel is racist and was created by expropriating Palestinians.
To call for these Palestinians to be allowed to return to their homes, indeed to have the right to return even though they are not Jewish, is not anti-Semitism.
As long as Israel continues to exist as a racist state, there will be resentment among Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims. Better to confront the reality that exaggerate the influence of people like Al-Qaeda.
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