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grossproffit

(5,591 posts)
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 05:22 PM Feb 2020

Uncle Bernie's Anti-Semitism Problem

Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders announced he will boycott this week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference because of the “bigotry” of leaders it hosts. If Sanders wants to boycott bigotry, he should look closer to home: at his anti-Semitic political cheerleaders.

Last Labor Day weekend, Sanders was the headliner in Houston at the 56th annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America, where the theme was, “What’s your super power for social good?”

Some misguided “super powers” suggested at the conference for “social good” include actual bigotry laced with anti-Semitism: the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks a “one-state solution” with a “right of return” for Palestinians so they outnumber Jews; the elimination of Israel from "The River to the Sea" as ally Marc Lamont Hill, a professor and author, declares; and violent hate, including a book, “Reliance of the Traveller,” which I bought in the conference bazaar for $39.99, sanctioning jihad as “war against non-Muslims” and “war upon Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians.”

To my chagrin, as someone who voted for Sanders in the 2016 primary, these anti-Semites enjoy growing influence on Sanders, building a disturbing coalition with anti-Israel groups such as Jewish Voice for Peace, IfNotNow and Code Pink. Sanders’ supporters say they are “only anti-Zionist,” and Sanders denies his allies are anti-Semitic. But when you cheer a plan to destroy the state of the Jewish people, it is anti-Semitism. Hate of the Jewish state is anti-Semitism.

https://jewishjournal.com/columnist/311085/uncle-bernies-anti-semitism-problem-2/

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Uncle Bernie's Anti-Semitism Problem (Original Post) grossproffit Feb 2020 OP
Hate of the 'Jewish state' is NOT anti-Semitism. elleng Feb 2020 #1
Calling for the destruction of the world's only Jewish state IS antisemitism. grossproffit Feb 2020 #2
no elleng Feb 2020 #7
Wow. grossproffit Feb 2020 #9
Backatcha: elleng Feb 2020 #10
Do you support the destruction of the entire Middle East or only Israel? grossproffit Feb 2020 #11
Good bye elleng Feb 2020 #12
This is a group. Perhaps you should not visit here in the future. question everything Feb 2020 #13
This is a Jewish Group. It's not a Zionist Group: mucifer Feb 2020 #14
If you will take the time to read many posts here you will find out that many so-called anti zionist question everything Feb 2020 #16
Look at this Palestinian woman in an anti Israel rally calling for Jews to "go back to the oven" question everything Feb 2020 #5
There are individual Israelis who say things just as horrible about Palestinians. mucifer Feb 2020 #15
I am not aware that Palestinians were victims of a a plan to annihilate them. question everything Feb 2020 #17
Thank you for saying this, QE. grossproffit Feb 2020 #18
Why do you use the term "Jewish state" Cary Feb 2020 #19
quoting the article, last sentence. elleng Feb 2020 #20
There are 1.2 million Palestinian Israeli citzens Cary Feb 2020 #21
He supports the state and has said so many times. He does not support the military policy of emmaverybo Feb 2020 #3
The point is that he spoke at the one event but will not speak at the other. grossproffit Feb 2020 #4
THANK YOU, Emmaverybo elleng Feb 2020 #8
Frankly I think that when it is covneinet for him he declares himself question everything Feb 2020 #6

mucifer

(23,724 posts)
14. This is a Jewish Group. It's not a Zionist Group:
Thu Feb 27, 2020, 12:07 AM
Feb 2020

Cut and pasted from the description of this group:

Jewish Group (Group): About This Group
Statement of Purpose
Discuss Judaism's beliefs, share faith experiences, discuss anti-Semitism, post prayer requests, discuss Jewish faith, traditions, religious heroes, holidays, etc.


If we are only welcome here if we are Zionists I would like to know and maybe the description of the group should change.

question everything

(47,816 posts)
16. If you will take the time to read many posts here you will find out that many so-called anti zionist
Thu Feb 27, 2020, 12:09 AM
Feb 2020

rallies are anti semitic ones. See post 5, below.

question everything

(47,816 posts)
5. Look at this Palestinian woman in an anti Israel rally calling for Jews to "go back to the oven"
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:13 PM
Feb 2020

and then come back and tell me that anti Israel, is not mixed with anti semitism



And this is just one example that was actually documented

question everything

(47,816 posts)
17. I am not aware that Palestinians were victims of a a plan to annihilate them.
Thu Feb 27, 2020, 12:17 AM
Feb 2020

and, of course, there is a rise of Anti Semitism all over the world, often hidden as "anti Israel."

This is what is covered on these pages but I suppose you just want to disrupt.

I am not aware that Palestinians were victims of a a plan to annihilate them.

Cary

(11,746 posts)
19. Why do you use the term "Jewish state"
Thu Feb 27, 2020, 09:29 AM
Feb 2020

Why not call it Israel? And why use scare quotes?

You're wrong. "Hate of the 'Jewish state' may or may not be anti-Semitic but it usually is anti-Semitic, or a lame excuse for apologiats for anti-Semites.

elleng

(132,161 posts)
20. quoting the article, last sentence.
Thu Feb 27, 2020, 01:44 PM
Feb 2020

You are right, of course, it should be referred to as Israel, but those who want to make a point, I guess, refer to it otherwise.

Cary

(11,746 posts)
21. There are 1.2 million Palestinian Israeli citzens
Thu Feb 27, 2020, 01:50 PM
Feb 2020

They live in Israel in relative peace and their standard of living is better than it would be in any of the 22 miserable Arab nations.

No one ever talks about them.

emmaverybo

(8,146 posts)
3. He supports the state and has said so many times. He does not support the military policy of
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 05:44 PM
Feb 2020

disproportionate response as used in Gaza. He expresses sympathy for the plight of the Palestinian people. If he is anti-Semitic for this reason, his challenging the government, then so are many other American Jews and so is the UN.

question everything

(47,816 posts)
6. Frankly I think that when it is covneinet for him he declares himself
Wed Feb 26, 2020, 06:15 PM
Feb 2020

a Jew.

I would like to know how his Judaism is being manifested in his daily life.

A membership at J Street, at least?

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