For those who don’t know, Antony Loewenstein is a vehemently anti-Israel dingbat, who thinks he is “too cool for
As the next post shows, he’s also a reprehensible cretin .
“How many have to die to achieve “One State”? ”
That’s the question I always ask advocates of ‘One State’ – meaning the antisemitic act of eliminating Israel as a Jewish State, the one Jewish State alongside 57 Muslim States.
I ask it because the vast majority of Israelis – Jews and Arabs – do not want ‘One State’ under any circumstances, so it could only be achieved by force.
I asked it of Antony Loewenstein tonight at SOAS. Loewenstein (“As an atheist non-practising Jew”) has co-edited a book advocating “One State”.
Of course the ‘One State’ antisemites can never answer my question. Loewenstein at first tried to turn the tables on me by asking me a question. But I pressed him. Was it one million? Two million?
“Six million” came back the answer with a smirk. How utterly despicable – and from a man who then said – without a hint of irony – “I have spent my life fighting antisemitism”! (He also said that Iran is no threat to Israel!).
Loewenstein really has a bit of a Holocaust fetish. Besides this ‘joke’, he is also quite the fan of Nazi Germany antisemitic imagery.
My debating opponent, “comedian” Austen Tayshus, preferred the tactics of bullying and arrogance. Tayshus served a useful purpose in exemplifying the ugly bigotry of the mainstream Jewish community. On the other hand, sadly, it reinforced very unfavourable opinions that have been created in the wider community – through the 2003 Hanan Ashrawi affair – of the intolerance of many Jews towards dissenting opinions and Palestinian voices of reason. Jews are often their own worst enemies. It also might help if Tayshus didn’t look so much like those awful caricatures we know from the 1930s!