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Anti-Israel is not Anti-Semitic
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:04 AM
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So Rep. Ilhan Omar is in trouble for being Anti-Semitic. The proof? Calling out Israel on human rights violations and other US politicians for supporting Israel and taking their money. And the Democrats are happy to sell her out to try not to look bad? It's adorable who the Democrats are trying to alienate the liberals of the party (The Democrat leadership is hardly liberal). And then the Republicans just laugh at the whole mess.

Got a call from my dad yelling at me. Apparently being Jewish, I'm supposed to just support Israel and it's so wrong supporting this woman. I told him he finally understands that words have consequences online and that's how people feel when he posts his "jokes" about blacks and Mexicans. Because joking about racism is okay, but being seriously against human rights violations isn't. Terrorist groups like Hezbollah are shitty themselves, but that doesn't excuse the crap Israel regularly pulls and the blind support politicians give them in exchange for money and someone to oppose Russian-backed countries.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:43 AM
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It's an old problem - Israel's politics have always been rather ruthless, but politicians in most countries turn a blind eye, either out of convenience or fear of being branded anti-semitic. No, they're not the Evil State of Evilness that *actual* anti-semites like to brand them as, but their settlement policies are certainly a contributor to the ongoing problems between Israel and Palestinians. It must be valid to criticize that, and it certainly must be valid to criticize the influence lobbyists have on politics - American or otherwise.
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