Palestinians Fight for Their Right to Be Antisemitic

A group of palestinians in the UK (or rather, supposed descendants and descendants of descendants of those claiming to have lived in British mandate Palestine pre-1948) have put out a video urging UK Labour not to adopt the IHRA definition of “antisemitism.”

The whole idea behind this campaign is offensive for a start. Imagine if a group of Jewish people campaigned to change the definition of “Islamophobia.”

They are also being disingenuous (surprise, surprise). They will only be “silenced” if they are – wait for it – actually being antisemitic. The definition clearly states:

criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic.

One would need to go beyond that into hostility, prejudice or discrimination against towards Jews to fall foul of the definition.

For instance, Pink Flannel Hipster mentions the clause that would criminalize calling Israel a racist endeavour. The exact clause is:

Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.

Of course denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination is prejudice or discrimination against Jews – especially when backed up by the lie that Israel – the historical homeland of the Jewish people – is a racist endeavor.

Pink Flannel Hipster also thinks he should be able to single out Israel. The definition does not use those exact words, but I assume he is referring to this clause:

Applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.

Again, that is clearly discrimination against the Jewish state, and so should surely fall under the definition of antisemitism.

These “activists” are clearly soiling their pants over the definition since they want to be able to engage in their antisemitic behavior. This is because in the vast majority of cases, one who hates Israel is motivated by a very real hatred of Jews (in other cases, it is ignorance about the situation), and the words they employ very much reflects this reality.

Note also the lies they tell; here are just some of them:

Remember, if you have to lie in order to demonize Israel, you are almost certainly an antisemite.

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