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December 07, 2009

The double double standard

Gil Troy publishes an excerpt from testimony he is to give today at the Canadian Parliamentary Coalition to Combat Anti-Semitism (via Blazing Catfur).

Here is the double double standard. First, Israel is held to an artificially high standard and denounced disproportionately. Then, key groups violate core ideals in their zeal to denounceIsrael. Gays overlook Muslim homophobia, feminists ignore Arab sexism, liberals forget Israeli libertarianism, to bash Israel. Academics override their professional mission to tell the truth and acknowledge the world's complexity by caricaturing Israel in simplistic terms. When (some, not all!) gay activists, feminists, liberals and academics violate defining values - and their own group interest - to malignIsrael, they are doing what bigots do, leaving the realm of the logical for the pathological.

Add the English people to that list of groups willing to violate their defining values and their own self-interest in a mad rush to denounce Israel and the Jews. We have been possessed by evil.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 7, 2009 06:44 AM