Justice Minister Says Criticising Israel Is Now ‘Anti-Semitic’

Israel say that criticism of the country is now considered 'anti-semitic'

The Israeli justice minister has said that anybody who criticises Israel from now on is to be considered anti-Semitic. 

Ayelet Shaked told The Washington Post that European leaders who dare to speak out against Israel will be considered anti-Semites – tarnishing their reputation in the world of politics forever.

Telesurtv.net reports:

“In the past, we saw European leaders speaking against the Jews. Now, we see them speaking against Israel. It is the same anti-Semitism of blood libels, spreading lies, distorting reality and brainwashing people into hating Israel and the Jews,” Shaked said in an interview with The Washington Post.

She told the U.S.-based newspaper that some European leaders have also expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, which according to her also constitutes anti-Semitism.

BDS supporters in Europe and elsewhere are “using the same kind of anti-Semitism but instead of saying they are against the Jews, they say they are against Israel.”

Speaking earlier at a ceremony in Krakow, Poland, on the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Israeli minister, a member of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, questioned whether Europe had really learned any lessons from the Holocaust.

“We can still witness anti-Semitism today. In fact, the anti-Semitic voices seem to get louder and stronger still,” she said.

“We witness anti-Semitic attacks in the heart of Europe. We hear anti-Semitic slanders in European media. We feel anti-Semitic hatred in the continent that should have learned the lesson.”

After years of being led by conservative right-wing governments that support occupation and settlement expansion, Israel has been receiving criticism from many of its allies in the West including the United States. Pro-Palestinian activists, authors and intellectuals around the world have already warned that being critical of Israeli policies against Palestinians must not be confused or likened to hate speech or policies against Jewish people around the world.

  • G. W. Markle

    ~ The Chosen People ~

    There seems to be a great deal of global concern about the boycott of Israeli trade at this time, and this never ending subject of Anti-Semitism, so let’s make something perfectly clear: Zionism is not Judaism. Equating Zionism with Judaism is a misconception that’s been propagated so widely, and for so long, that even many Jews cannot discern the difference. It’s this fantasy of a “Chosen People”.

    Zionism is exactly the same as Nazism when you get right down to it. You can change the label and the characters in the game, but the mindset remains the exactly same: A race of “Imaginary Superior Beings” out to dominate the world through fascism.

    Zionism, and all of these fascist ideologies we’ve seen, is a construct of the psychopathic mind. It is a mental disorder, sick minds in concert with other sick minds, in an orchestra of the criminally insane. It’s an illness that’s infecting the entire world at this point in history, and it’s literally destroying Israel from within, and the rest of the world without.

    Zionism is a parasite, a deadly cancer, hiding behind Judaism and defaming it. It is the root of all this hatred and Anti-Semitism we see in the world today: Another race of “Imaginary Superior Beings”, attacking others, proclaiming their superiority over all of humanity, and screaming “Terrorist” – “Anti-Semitism”, and calling for the destruction of anyone who doesn’t bow down to their ideology.

    Zionists are the true Anti-Semites, out to destroy Judaism, Islam and Christianity, replacing these religions, and global political structure with the Zionist New World Order. They are the true Anti-Christians and Anti-Semites combined. The labels change throughout history, but the mindset behind these ideologies, the sickness, persists. Zionism propagates fear, hatred and division, nothing but darkness.

    There are no “Chosen People”. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more nothing less. The choice is yours alone. Labels, however they choose to define themselves, will not save you.

  • http://jamessssmith.com/2015/04/04/john-woodman-an-epilogue/ James Smith

    The politicians of Israel are all blatant war criminals Criticizing Israel is patriotic. I can prove it too at; the one stop shop for the truth…. https://jamessssmith.com/2015/03/30/hello-world/