Why Israel does not mind Trump’s anti-Semitic supporters | Israel | Al Jazeera

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit a memorial outside Pittsburgh's Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 30, 2018 [AP Photo/Matt Rourke]

The roots of Human Rights, fairness, equality, and inclusiveness were a reminder to us by Judaism post WW2. Today Israel has done a 180 degree turn and sided against exactly that and joining with Trump’s anti- Semitic supporters to form it’s own form of ultra right-wing Nationalism. (ODT)

Israel and its lobby have spent millions of dollars in recent years on campaigns to conflate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism, especially on US college campuses. They are trying to suppress the nonviolent, anti-racist boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights by smearing it as anti-Semitic, while giving actual cover to anti-Semitism across the US.

Israel’s hardline advocates show deep contempt for American Jews who stand with the marginalised and oppressed, who reject Israel’s unmitigated violence against Palestinians, who remain grounded in our communities fighting against systemic racism and injustice propagated by Trump and his authoritarian allies in Israel.

Jewish communities in the US are drawing a line: as we refuse to accept Trump’s right-wing nationalism that fomented the massacre in Pittsburgh, we also refuse to advocate for Israel as it embodies and sharpens that nationalist fantasy.

Instead, we fight for a broad-based, inclusive and just future for us all.

via Why Israel does not mind Trump’s anti-Semitic supporters | Israel | Al Jazeera

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