Saturday, January 17, 2009

Crying WOLF too often

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When will self-victimising Jews stop accusing the world of anti-Semitism?

Whenever Israel's callous actions are criticised by friend or foe we get a chorus of howls from pro-Israeli organisations and media outlets around the globe. This is sometimes followed by reminders of the Holocaust in television and radio interviews, newspaper articles and repeat movies, all seemingly timed to detract attention from, or justify, Israel's misdemeanours.

Yes, there are a lot of racist and bigotted anti-Semites around the world.... and many more anti-Muslim, anti-Christian, anti-Arab, anti-American, anti-black, anti-Asian, anti-gay, anti-lesbian, anti-white-middle-class stereotypes......and the list goes on.

Anti-Semitism is real and present like any other human prejudice, but accusations of anti-Semitism can be emotional, imagined, exaggerated or false and the more such accusations fly around the less effective they become.

It is time for serial howlers of anti-Semitism to grow up, stop shooting themselves in the foot and stop defending the indefencible.

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