Worker’s World: Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

On Jan. 21, the apartheid Zionist regime of Benjamin Netanyahu was authorized by the United Nations General Assembly to host the first-ever conference devoted to the rise of worldwide “anti-Semitism.”

A letter endorsing the conference was signed by the governments of 40 countries, including the U.S. and every member of the European Union. While the discussion on the conference contained references to the rise of extreme right-wing parties in Europe, the press coverage emphasized attacks on Jewish targets by Muslims in general. (New York Times, Jan. 24)

This is part of a campaign by the European imperialists and Israeli propagandists to fully equate the racist, scapegoating, anti-Semitic fascism of the oppressing ruling classes with anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish acts carried out by oppressed Muslims. At the same time, it is an attempt to divert attention from charges now before the International Criminal Court in the Hague for Israeli war crimes committed against the Palestinian people during the 2014 attack on Gaza.

The imperialist and Zionist strategy is to identify the racist, anti-Semitic persecution of the Jewish people by European fascism with the acts of reprisal, retaliation and resistance of Muslims against Zionism and colonial oppression…

The hard Left might once have been an attractive place for Jews. Those that remain must be insane — the Left has clearly found new and much more numerous followers in the Islamic World.  

This could have come straight from Tehran, although the author is listed as “Fred Goldstein.”  Note the reference to “Zionist regime” and the (inaccurate) statement that the New York Times emphasized the attacks on Jewish targets (in fact, it published one article on them per se, whilst devoting many more to Muslims).