Liberal, Feminist, and Pro-Israel

(National Review) Interview with Phyllis Chesler - What's new about anti-Semitism is its extraordinary global reach. Jew hatred is being mass-produced. The most illiterate of peoples have "seen" the Israelis commit a "massacre" in Jenin, something Israelis did not do, as even the United Nations finally admitted. Jew-hatred has reached a surreal level in the Islamic world. The Arab Islamic Middle East is almost entirely judenrein (free of Jews), except for Israel, which remains under almost permanent siege. What's new is that this hatred has, incredibly, been embraced and romanticized by all manner of so-called progressives and activists and, to a great extent, by the presumably objective media. What's new is that Jew-hatred (disguised as anti-Zionism) has itself become "politically correct" among these so-called intellectuals. They have one standard for Israel: an impossibly high one. Meanwhile, they set a much lower standard for every other country, even for nations in which tyranny, torture, honor killings, genocide, and every other human rights abuse go unchallenged. Israel has increasingly come to represent the Jews of the world, and is treated as they have been treated for thousands of years. She is demonized, isolated, and attacked while the world either actively rejoices, or simply does nothing to stop it.

2003-11-28 00:00:00

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