Title

'Tiz Kosher for Elected Jewish U.S. Official to Malign

Department

Art

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

2-15-2019

Abstract

When it comes to Muslim, Arab, or Palestinian elected officials, ‘tiz Kosher for elected Jewish U.S. officials (and others) to criticize, malign, denigrate, and conjure every stereotype and racist label in the by-now accepted lexicon of hateful rhetoric spewed by the Zeldins, Taubs, Gellers, Spencers, Pipes, Kings, Gaffneys, Trumps, and others.

Yet, for stating the truth, critics of Israel and its heinous policies are vehemently attacked; the employment of the anti-Semitic canard by Israel’s supporters becomes both, a weapon and a shield.

Never mind that Arabs and Palestinians are also Semitic. Does that mean that non-Jewish Near Eastern Semites are self-hating Semites?

Publication Title

CounterPunch

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