Author Yossi Klein Halevi: Denying Israel's Right to Exist Is Modern Anti-Semitism

(Washington Free Beacon) Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi, speaking at DePaul Law School in Chicago, responded to a question about the ethics of "humanizing" Zionists. Halevi explained how anti-Semitism throughout history blames Jews for the day's ills. Today, "the most loathsome qualities are racism, colonialism, apartheid. And lo and behold, the greatest offender in the world the Jewish state." Those who refuse to "humanize" Zionists, to humanize supporters of Israel's right to exist, mark a "classical continuity of thousands of years of symbolizing the Jew." Halevi said that while "criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitism, criticism of Israel's existence, denying Israel the right to exist, calling Israel the 'Zionist entity' - that is anti-Semitism."

2018-11-19 00:00:00

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