Criticizing Israel Isn’t Anti-Semitic, But Defamation Is

Today the JTA reported that during a recent broadcast, well-known Irish journalist Vincent Browne referred to Israel as “the cancer in foreign affairs.” When confronted about the slur, Brown told the Irish Independent, “What I resent is the suggestion that because you’re critical of Israel, you’re automatically anti-Semitic. I don’t think that’s acceptable.”

To that we say, you are right Mr. Browne. Simply being critical of Israel is not anti-Semitic, especially if that criticism is fair, based in fact, and made in the right spirit. Describing the Jewish state as a murderous, disgusting disease with no redemptive aspects – one that is treated by radiation until extinction – on the other hand, is undoubtedly anti-Semitic.

Browne’s tasteless comparison of Israel to a deadly disease echoes hateful anti-Semitic propaganda throughout the ages – propaganda that has been used to justify attempts to destroy the Jewish people. We don’t think that’s acceptable.

 


Author: Stand For Israel | October 31, 2012
Posted in:  Advocacy info


 

What do you think?

  • Christopher
    November 2, 2012
    5:19 pm
     

    Praise be to ADONAI. He will stand for Israel in YESHUA’S NAME!

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  • Christopher
    November 2, 2012
    5:13 pm
     

    Israel is and always will be the the chosen people of ADONAI YESHUA. We stand with ADONAI and his chosen people. Praise be to YESHUA, our eternal king and our salvation!

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  • Julie
    November 1, 2012
    5:33 pm
     

    I stand for Israel all the way!!

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  • Peggy
    November 1, 2012
    3:17 pm
     

    There will always be ignorant people saying ignorant things. Point in case, Mr Brown. Stand with Israel and their God and ours!!!!!

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  • Colby
    November 1, 2012
    1:50 pm
     

    I don’t think he meant it that way, but that doesn’t change the fact that is IS that way. He’s just dumb.

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  • MBC
    November 1, 2012
    6:33 am
     

    It’s not a cancer. It’s a country that is involved in the daylight robbery of land that is not theirs. Cancer dies when the host dies. This one does not.

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    • Mel
      November 1, 2012
      3:44 pm
       

      “Daylight robbery of land that is not theirs”? Israel won that land in wars they did not start. Check out these maps: http://www.masada2000.org/historical.html and then think a while.

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    • Alan
      November 1, 2012
      6:15 pm
       

      Who’s land…? do your research, you should be ashamed of yourself!

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    • Chris
      November 12, 2012
      3:31 pm
       

      I’m a Christian Zionist who agrees with Mel. Israel won the land in wars they didn’t start. They didn’t steal it MBC. Do your research first before goose-stepping your way to your computer to post such non-sense.

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    • Barb
      December 7, 2012
      3:39 pm
       

      satan hated Israel and keeps trying to desrtoy Israel becaue they are God’s chosen people, chosen to bring us the scriptures, the prophets and our very own Savior!!satan will never succeed, He who keeps Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps!! also read Genisis 12:3.

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  • Janet
    November 1, 2012
    1:13 am
     

    God is with Israel, it is the apple of his eye. Bless the Jewish people…..

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  • Ronald
    October 31, 2012
    10:52 pm
     

    How can Mr. Brown say that? Has he seen what the Israeli people have accomplished in so many areas of life? Mr.Brown do your research before you condemn an entire nation of people !

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  • Sandra
    October 31, 2012
    6:45 pm
     

    I agree totally ! It is indeed anti-Semitic. I for one Love the Jewish people, And I pray for peace for them !

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  • marsha
    October 31, 2012
    6:28 pm
     

    It isn’t anti-semitism because Muslims are semites too. it is ani-Jewish.

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    • Mary
      November 1, 2012
      3:18 pm
       

      Anti-zionist, not Jewish. There are anti-zionist Jews out there (unfortunately too few).

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  • Linda
    October 31, 2012
    6:27 pm
     

    I post against comm. I hear, about those who speak against Israel.To speak that is to speak against God of Abraham.People in US, Love them,wish they knew,Our views are not those of this Administration

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  • Mark
    October 31, 2012
    6:14 pm
     

    It certainly is anti-Semitic. No other way to slice it …

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  • Debbie
    October 31, 2012
    2:54 pm
     

    This has to stop. We need to stand together and let are vouce be heard. Take a stand brothers and sisters.

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