How to spot a Jew hater

Condemnation of the Green Party of Canada in the wake of its decision to support the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign against Israel has given rise to a predictable complaint from Israel’s enemies on both the left and right.

That is, that you can’t criticize Israel without being called an anti-Semite, or, to use the more specific and accurate term, a Jew hater.

This claim, of course, is nonsense.

  • Daviddowntown

    “Really? That’s interesting! What other countries are you boycotting because of their human rights violations?”

    If what you get in reply is a blank, uncomprehending stare, stunned silence or a lot of stammering and bafflegab that doesn’t answer your question, then you know: Jew haters.

    Which would out every effing one of them.

  • John Boy

    As soon as they say they are “pro-Palestinian” or that they are “Palestinian” I already know.

  • V10_Rob

    Awww, boo hoo, can’t criticize specific and legitimate issues without being summarily dismissed as a bigot?

    Welcome to our world.

    • Daviddowntown

      My goodness, you’ve outed yourself.

      • V10_Rob

        As what? It’s hard to keep track of the thought crime record at times.

        As anti-Jewish? Israel is not without blame, and should be rightly criticized at times (eg. pushing settlers into angrily contested areas in ways that seem specifically designed to stir up the hornet’s nest). That being said, I place the overwhelming majority of blame for the endless conflict squarely on the Palestinians.

  • marty_p

    Everyone of the BDS folks are hypocrites – they continue to use computers (both Mac and Windows based computers are full of Israeli tech), use cellphones full of Israeli tech etc etc etc.
    If you want to boycott Israel go for it – but be thorough otherwise you are simply an anti-semitic hypocrite.