Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Flash movie on the old and new anti-Semitism

Much of what we experience on campus is new anti-Semitism (aka the "3 D's"):

  1. Demonization: When the Jewish state is being demonized; when Israel's actions are blown out of all sensible proportion; when comparisons are made between Israelis and Nazis and between Palestinian refugee camps and Auschwitz - this is anti-Semitism, not legitimate criticism of Israel.
  2. Double Standards: When criticism of Israel is applied selectively; when Israel is singled out by the United Nations for human rights abuses while the behavior of known and major abusers, such as China, Iran, Cuba, and Syria, is ignored; when Israel's Magen David Adom, alone among the world's ambulance services, is denied admission to the International Red Cross - this is anti-Semitism.
  3. Delegitimization: when Israel's fundamental right to exist is denied - alone among all peoples in the world - this too is anti-Semitism.
(Read more at: http://www.jcpa.org/phas/phas-sharansky-f04.htm )

Click on the image below to see a flash movie to learn more about the similarities between the old and the new anti-Semitism.

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