Criticizing Israel Isn't Antisemitic; The Suggestion *Is*
Criticizing Israel is not Antisemitic. In fact, the claim that it *is* Antisemitic is based on an Antisemitic conflation of Jewish and Israeli identity and the antisemitic trope that Jews are blindly loyal to a foreign government. As Ali Abunimah (https://twitter.com/AliAbunimah) points out, Israel does not speak for all Jews and Jewish people are not responsible for what Israel does. Ali debunks several other myths put forward by the Israel lobby to distract from Israel's violation of international law.
Ali Abunimah is the founder of Electronic Intifada (https://electronicintifada.net/) and the author of "The Battle for Justice in Palestine" and "One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse." (https://twitter.com/intifada)
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