Criticism of Israel is not anti-semitism

It’s not Islamophobic to call for boycott and sanctions against Saudi Arabia for committing genocide in Yemen, starving millions, killing 100,000s for the last 6 years (source:

It’s not anti-Semitic to call for boycott and sanctions against Israel for its decades long occupation of Palestinian lands (Source: B’tselem) and crimes of apartheid

It’s not anti-Asian or anti-Chinese to criticize the China for putting millions of Uyghurs in concentration camps

It’s not anti-Semitic to criticize Israel for its daily decades long humiliation at checkpoints, imprisonment and blockade of the Palestinian people

It’s not Islamophobic to call for Saudi Arabia to be prosecuted by the ICC for blockading and starving 300,000 Yemeni Children to death

It’s not anti-Semitic to call for Israel to be prosecuted by the ICC for killing thousands of innocent civilians during its decades long occupation (source: B’tselem)

It’s not Islamophobic to criticize Iran for killing and prosecuting the Bahai’s for over a century (both before and after the Revolution)

It’s not anti-Semitic to call Israeli ONGOING and continuous theft of Palestinian lands ethnic cleansing

It’s not Islamophobic to call the cover up of Armenian genocide by the Turkish government one of the worst crimes of the previous century

It’s not anti-Semitic to call Israel an apartheid nation where different laws exist for different races and religions (one of many examples: Israeli Arabs cannot marry Palestinians), and different lands/roads/areas are designated for different religions/ethnicities.

It’s not anti-Buddhist to call the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Rohingya people by Myanmar/Burma an absolute evil

It’s not anti-Semitic to call CONTINUOUS eviction of Palestinians from their homes, and demolition of their homes in the last several decades by Israel an absolute evil

Proponents of Israel wish to label all critics of Israel as anti-Semitic, shut them down, cancel them, even when that criticism comes from Jews themselves, even when some of those Jewish critics of Israel are in Israel themselves! Please don’t be afraid of this criticism. One must never be afraid of standing up for human rights, no matter who the oppressor is, no matter whom the oppressed is! Some of the BIGGEST critics of Israel are Jews themselves, many amongst them include Israelis soldiers themselves – most assuredly they are not anti-Semitic – and nor am I or most people who rightly criticize Israel’s horrendous human rights record over the last several decades.


When Hamas commits the war crime of firing rockets at civilians – something that’s an evil war crime – it gets listed as a terrorist group, rightly so.

When Israel commits the evil war crime of killing hundreds or even thousands of civilians, including hundreds of children, there are no repercussions.

When Palestinians throw rocks at tanks, they get shot and killed by snipers.

When Israelis, continuously, for the last several decades, steal more and more and more Palestinian land, there are no repercussions.

When Palestinians build buildings, within Palestinian lands, within the occupied territories, they get routinely demolished by the Israelis.

When Israelis build buildings, within Palestinian lands, illegally and immorally evicting those who have lived there for countless generations, there are no repercussions.

When will there be repercussions for Israeli war crimes? land theft? decades long occupation? decades of terrorism against the Palestinians?

If any of the above comments are mistakenly genuinely anti-Semitic, feel free to leave a comment explaining why. We are open to changing our minds with new information. We have never grown up being taught to hate Jews or any other race, religion or ethnicity. It is in fact anti-Semitic to equate criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic, which suggest that somehow all Jews support the abhorrent ongoing human rights violations committed by Israel, hence we can’t criticize those Jews??? Jews are our friends, colleagues, family members, doctors, teachers, plumbers, scholars, and so much more. We look up to Jews both in an outside of Israel such as Bernie Sanders, Jon Stewart, Yuval Noah Harari, Daniel Kahneman, Noam Chomsky and numerous others.

We will not accept the insult of being called an anti-Semite – nor will we accept hate that continues the decades long persecution of the Palestinian people at the hands of the Israeli nation.


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