Palestinians "have to turn the Zionists into the Devil, otherwise we will not fear them as we should." ~Khalil, a terrorist, in le Carré's Little Drummer Girl

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We need to mint a new phrase for this type of antisemitism. I'd call it "not-antisemitism", definition being: The targetting of Jews not for being Jews but for some other -virtuously trendy- reason. Or, as we'd say in Hebrew: טוֹבֵל וְשֶׁרֶץ בְּיָדוֹ
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German & Israeli military planes in a joint flyover the Knesset building in Jerusalem, as part of a multinational exercise on Sunday, displaying the close ties between the two countries. This was the first time German aircrafts have flown over Jerusalem since World War I.
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Excellent thread. I don't believe that all Eire is endemically antisemitic (whether due to Catholicism or for other reasons): most Irish are fine people. But it's delusional to deny that there's a deep & wide seam of virulent antisemitism in parts of the establishment & society.
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This opinion was in response to this thread in which I collected a few notable events during the 20th century which seem to form a pattern of consistent and unrelenting ill-will towards Jews, wherever they may be. /2 threadreaderapp.com/thread/1…
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Now let's look the first argument, which has been repeatedly provided by many Irish advocates of Palestinians as an excuse for Irish obsessive focus on the Jewish state: "the Irish's understanding of the political and military actions of an occupier." /3
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Ireland has was under British occupation for 800 years. The potato famine that devastated the people occurred in mid-19th century. The political violence following partition of Ireland and independence occurred 1916–1921. At the end of 1922-23 bloody Irish Civil War /4
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The new Irish Free State (1922–37) existed in relative calm and normalcy. One may well conclude that by then, and after centuries of occupation and suffering, all Irish people wd be likely to have full "understanding of the political and military actions of an occupier." /5
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Yet for some reason, all that suffering under occupation did not seem to incline the Irish even one little bit towards Jews fleeing Hitler's gas chambers. Not even 500 Jewish children were allowed to come. /6
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In view of this record, I ask again, in much perplexity, what can possibly account for the Irish obsessive focus on the Jewish state? How plausible is this feeble excuse, that it stems from "the Irish's understanding of the political and military actions of an occupier" ? /10
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With this historical record, and with this whimpering excuse, why shd anyone accept any Irish schmo's harangueing Jews to learn to "disentangle" criticism of Israeli govt from "true anti-semiticism" as anyone who has any serious or thoughtful or truthful contribution to make? /11
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Consider the depths of the contempt necessary to produce the audacity to speak to Israelis with such dismissive sanctimony, with such barely concealed malice. Let me remind you again what #BDS's goal is: /12
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THE TROUBLE WITH NORMAL IS IT ALWAYS GETS WORSE
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