Linda Sarsour is apparently a contributor to the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) book: “On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice.” Here they have filmed her defining what is and what isn’t antisemitism.
Firstly, people like Linda Sarsour do not get to dictate to us what Jew hatred is. End of story.
Secondly, those of us on the right often do accuse Israel haters of being antisemitic, mostly where it is justified. If you criticize Israel but not other countries who engage in real human rights abuses, chances are you hate Jews. If you speak of a group of Zionists who control the media/financial institutions/government, you are a Jew hater who just knows to use the Z-word instead of the J-word. If you spread blood libels about Israel, you are just adapting Jew hatred from the Middle Ages to modern times.
Thirdly, you cannot narrow down the definition of Jew haters to only those who also hate Muslims and LGBTQ people. Because let’s face it – a considerable amount of Muslims hate Jews.
As for her implying that Jew hatred is somehow not as insidious as how Muslims are treated, it is way worse. The examples she gave are the direct result of Islamic terrorism, not some ancient, irrational hatred.
What Sarsour is doing here is narrowing the definition of antisemitism to not encompass some of the worst offenders in modern days.
This is one of the most insulting things I have seen in a long time.
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