The international definition of anti-Semitism adopted by the Prime Minister after a lengthy campaign mixed with anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel. Those who oppose the definition just blind to Jew-hatred. When scholars who have written for (28 February) read the definition, they saw that it said that “criticism of Israel similar to that levelled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic”. They claim that all they want to do is rationally criticize Israel and they are afraid that we will call them anti-Semites. That would be based on anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel and under this definition they have nothing to fear.
What is the definition of do not consider anti-Semitic calls on Jews or the Jewish state-the successor of the Nazis. This is not a criticism, it’s hate. Definition of equally calls those who are involved in the dissemination of myths about the Jewish conspiracy tricks and vile anti-Semites of power, and of course that’s true. Not surprisingly, we asked students to collect evidence of anti-Semitism and send it to us so we could take it with universities. Today, all are in the pockets of high-definition video camera and so the Jewish students, fortunately, were able to prove that they are being intimidated and insulted, and we can help them. Particular brand of anti-Semitism that disguises itself as a discourse about Israel finally becoming the political, social and professional suicide.
This recognition of the full spectrum of anti-Semitism comes not a moment too soon: in the universities, where “depression” is so often discussed, of the Jewish students forced out of College life. The international definition of anti-Semitism was approved by 31 the United Nations now, not out of loyalty to Israel, and from understanding the fact that anti-Semitism is a society rotting from within, and that the Jews, unfortunately, as always, at the forefront.Gideon FalterChairman, The Campaign Against Anti-Semitism
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