As you know, I detest and abhor all forms of prejudice. So I, of course, abhor anti-Semitism. But I am bothered when Zionists invoke the new term: “New anti-Semitism.” First, prejudice is prejudice, and anti-Semitism is anti-Semitism, and it makes no moral or analytic sense to distinguish between old and new prejudice. Secondly, the new term is intended to equate all manifestations of anti-Zionism, or even opposition to Israel, with anti-Semitism. Thirdly, if one is to buy that bogus argument, and knowing that world opinion, outside of Israel and the US, (and probably Micronesia, but do not even bet on Micronesia for that one) is overwhelming opposed to Israeli actions and violence, does that mean that the entire world is overwhelmingly anti-Semitic? Now I am pessimistic about the human condition, but not that pessimistic.

Posted on December 21, 2003 by As'ad