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Anti-Semites Take Credit For Mainstreaming Anti-Israel Sentiment

Anti-Semite Patrick Slat­tery and anti-Semitic pro­fes­sor Kevin Mac­Don­ald have asserted that main­stream fig­ures have adopted their anti-Semitic and anti-Israel views in end-of-year fund-raising appeals.  david-duke-anti-israel

Slat­tery, who made an appeal to sup­port­ers on behalf of his close asso­ciate David Duke, claims that Duke influ­enced main­stream fig­ures like Pro­fes­sors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt and musi­cian Roger Waters in their views on Israel and the “Israel lobby.” 

Slat­tery asserts that Waters sounded like Duke when Waters talked about a pow­er­ful “Jew­ish lobby” in the U.S. in an inter­view in Coun­ter­Punch Mag­a­zine.  In that same inter­view, Waters also claimed that the Jew­ish lobby pre­vented more celebri­ties from join­ing the Boy­cott, Divest­ment and Sanc­tions (BDS) movement.

Like­wise, Slat­tery argues that Mearsheimer and Walt sounded like Duke when “they pub­lished their book on the power of the Israel Lobby.” The two pro­fes­sors wrote a 2008 book, “The Israel Lobby and U.S. For­eign Pol­icy, in which they assert that the “Israel lobby” uses pres­sure to sti­fle crit­i­cism of Israel and to ensure America’s pro-Israel pol­icy, against America’s true interests.

In the appeal, Slat­tery writes, “These peo­ple sound like Dr. Duke because, directly or indi­rectly, they are get­ting their infor­ma­tion, their exam­ples, their sources, their ideas, their nar­ra­tive from him.”

In MacDonald’s fund-raising let­ter to sup­port­ers of Occi­den­tal Observer, an anti-Semitic online mag­a­zine he edits, he also cited Waters’ state­ments in Counter-Punch and the Amer­i­can Stud­ies Association’s boy­cott of Israeli aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tions as proof that more main­stream groups have accepted his view that Israel is a “pariah state.”

Mac­Don­ald writes, “There has been a notice­able increase in crit­i­cism of Israel,” and takes credit for attack­ing the Jew­ish state and the “Israel lobby” in var­i­ous columns in the Occi­den­tal Observer.

While cer­tain anti-Israel cam­paigns have occa­sion­ally received main­stream atten­tion, there is no link­age between these cam­paigns and white suprema­cists like Mac­Don­ald and Duke.

  • J.Koss, MD FAAEM

    Israel itself needs to accept credit for grow­ing anti– Zion­ist sentiments

    WHICH ARE NOT NECESSARILY ANTI-SEMITIC AS ADF CLAIMS.

    BEING AGAINST ISRAELI VS PALESTINIAN POLICY IS NOT ANTI-SEMITISM,

    IT IS CAN ALSO BE AN APPLICATION OF AWARENESS, FAIRNESS AND INTELLIGENCE TO A TERRIBLE SOCIO-POLITICAL STANCE BY AN ERSTWHILE DEMOCRACY.

    TO HIDE BEHIND ANTI-SEMITIC CLAIMS IS THE SIGN OF A FLAWED POLICY OF HUMANITY AND DIGNITY WHICH SIGNALS THE DECLINE OF RESPECT ONCE HELD FOR THIS GREAT NATION.

    TO ABSOLVE ITSELF OF ANTI-ZIONISM IT NEEDS TO CLEANSE ITSELF OF ANTI-HUMAN ACTIONS AND FOLLOW THE RULE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.

    OTHERWISE IT REMAINS IN THE RANKS OF THE OLD USSR, NAZI GERMANY AND OTHER TYRANNICAL NATIONS.

    J. Koss, MD FAAEM (a true friend of true Jews)

    • Mario Augusto Puga Valera

      Unfor­tu­nately, “anti-zionists” love to play hand-in-hand with anti­semites, not to men­tion theo­cratic ter­ror­ists and racists in gen­eral. I have to say about this: the enemy of your enemy is NOT your friend: is another enemy, who needs to be treated as such, not nego­ti­ate with!
      Israel, as any other state, needs crit­i­cism, both con­struc­tive and harsh. How­ever, the “anti-zionists” cross the line all the time and pro­mote con­spir­acy the­o­ries of Jew­ish con­trol of the world and Jew­ish inher­ent evil.