There's Something Very Ugly in This Rage Against Israel

(Spiked-UK) Brendan O'Neill - France can invade Mali and there won't be loud, rowdy protests in Paris. President Obama can resume his drone attacks in Pakistan, killing 13 people in one strike last month, and Washington won't be besieged by angry anti-war folk demanding "Hands off Pakistan." But the minute Israel fires a rocket into Gaza, radicals in all these Western nations will take to the streets, publish the names and ages of everyone "murdered by Israel," and generally scream about Israeli "bloodletting." (When the West bombs another country, it's "war"; when Israel does it, it's "bloodletting.") Anyone possessed of a critical faculty must at some point have wondered why missiles fired by the Jewish State are apparently more worthy of condemnation than missiles fired by Washington, London, Paris, the Turks, Assad, or just about anyone else on Earth. It is now becoming very difficult to tell where anti-Zionism ends and anti-Semitism begins.

2014-07-18 00:00:00

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