“We see attacks on Jews who might be involved in the pro Palestinian Movement simply because they are Jews” claims Steve Amsel
This sentence is a huge falsification and obfuscation of truth.
Contrary to what Mr Amsel and his cohorts want people to believe, when we Criticise some Jewish anti-Zionist persons or groups, we do NOT do so “simply because they are Jews“:
We criticise their obfuscation of truth, by acting as filterers of information, attempting to prevent people from learning about issues, vital to understanding the Palestinian catastrophe;
We criticise the hysterical manner in which they react against people who attempt to examine and understand the global and powerful Jewish-Zionist networks and lobby, their unrelenting support of “Israel” and it’s ramification on Palestine and the Palestinian cause;
We criticise their hypocrisy in the way they frantically accuse people of racism simply because we expose and oppose one of the ugliest forms of racism, while they turn a blind eye to what we came to know as Jewish racism (no motion is presented to PSC to oppose that kind of racism);
We criticise their irrational performance, appointing themselves as “Thought Police” and “Political Commissars”, forbidding people from reading what THEY deem unsuitable, or associating with those who THEY condemn to be excommunicated;
We criticise their primitive and tribal behaviour, insisting to protect the interest of Jewish communities despite the irrefutable fact, these communities are by a good majority supportive of “Israel”;
We criticise their perplexing protecting the future interest of Jewish-Israeli genocidal occupiers, which is no doubt contrary to Palestinian interest;
We criticise their pushy dominance on the solidarity movement, and their insistence to steer it and to define its aims and objectives rather than leaving that mainly to Palestinians on whose behalf was the campaign created;
We criticise their irritating arrogance by insisting to impose their definition of words and concepts (like anti-Semitism and Holocaust-denier) leaving no room for other intellectuals to put their case or views;
The fact remains that many of those whom they accuse of “anti-Semitism” are themselves either have Jewish ancestry like Richard Falk, John J. Mearsheimer, Gilad Atzmon, Paul Eisen, Jonathan Azaziah, OR Semites themselves like: Samir Abed-Rabbo, Ramzy Baroud, Nahida Izaat, Sammi Ibrahim, sameh Habib and Jonathan Azaziah.
So, to come whining and shouting “anti-Semites”, “anti-Semites” whenever confronted with truthful, sincere and scrupulous criticism is not only childish and wasteful, but –and time will tell, is also counterproductive if not destructive, and will only yield more trivialization of the word they have misused and abused so much, namely “anti-Semitism”.
For us who engage in that type of intellectual criticism, the fact that those -whose agenda and actions we criticise, are Jewish is irrelevant, it is absolutely not the issue, they could be of any racial or religious background. What we criticise is THEIR POLITICS and THEIR AGENDA which we redeem more geared to further the interests of Jewish “Israelis” and organizations and communities supporting them, rather than Palestinians, hence it is harmful to Palestine.
The fact that THEY are Jews or define themselves as Jews is extraneous, except in the detail that they USE this reality as a pretext to attack and defame activists and intellectuals who disagree with them and who dare to criticise their agenda. They USE this to excommunicate activists and intellectuals who care deeply about Palestine and whose prime objective is the LIBERATION of Palestine, and whose main concern is the protection of interest of the long-oppressed Palestinians.
So, Mr. Amsel, (yourself an occupier and part of a system that bans me and millions like myself from returning back home, and yourself ban me from even commenting on your blog) would you please get your facts right; we do NOT criticise some of the Jewish supporters “simply because they are Jews“, this is a big dishonest and misleading lie, which only mirrors the ADL and Alan Dershowitz type of lies .