Robert Fisk misrepresents Stephen Harper’s views on antisemitism (Part 1)

One of the most frequently heard complaints by pro-Palestinian activists (and journalists sympathetic to the Palestinian cause) is that Zionists cynically accuse them of antisemitism for merely engaging in criticism of Israel.  They are of course attacking a straw man. In fact, we know of very few if any serious Zionist activists who have ever levelled such a charge.  

Rather, per the EUMC Working Definition of Antisemitism, the word antisemitism is accurately used in describing those who deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination, draw comparisons of Israeli policy to that of the Nazis, hold Jews collectively responsible for actions of Israel or apply double standards by requiring of it a behavior not demanded of any other democratic nation.

Of course, the mere dearth of evidence substantiating the claim that pro-Israeli commentators or public figures accuse mere critics of Israeli policy of antisemitism isn’t an obstacle for those…

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