Anti-Semitic : The Label That Stops Criticism

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Cartoon by Carlos Latuff

Paul J. Balles views the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act, passed by the US Congress in 2004, which defines any criticism of Israel or the Israel lobby in the US as “anti-Semitism” and is in fact an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

If you indulge in ad hominem attacks (attacking the person rather than the issue), you can expect the same in return.

The issues related to the anti-Semitic label are many.

First, the expression “anti-Semitic” is a misnomer.

It’s defined as “hating Jews or Judaophobia”.

The label “anti-Semitism” is wrong because not all Jews are Semites, and many Arabs are.

In 2004, the US Congress passed the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act.

The Act defines a person as being anti-Semitic for holding any of a number of beliefs.

My comments follow each of the 14 items supposedly revealing anti-Semitism.

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