A Daily news digest by Jasper van Santen

Misuse of anti-Semitism charge is repulsive – Al Jazeera

In News on March 19, 2012 at 21:31

Misuse of anti-Semitism charge is repulsive 

Today anyone can be called an anti-Semite and any event can be likened to the Holocaust. I don’t know when that started, but it reached a new height when Glenn Beck, the former Fox commentator, decided that the best way to destroy the reputation of liberal philanthropist George Soros was to lie and say that this Jewish man, who survived living under the Nazi occupation of Hungary, was, in fact, a Nazi accomplice.

Since then, the right has utilised Nazi horrors as a tool against every progressive cause they don’t like, including the president’s signature health care law and his call for Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

Even worse is the name-calling. If the right does not like someone, there is a good chance he will be likened to Nazis or called an anti-Semite. That applies to Jews, even Israelis, who oppose bombing Iran or want to end the occupation of Palestinian lands.

If the right does not like someone, there is a good chance he will be likened to Nazis or called an anti-Semite. That applies to Jews, even Israelis, who oppose bombing Iran or want to end the occupation of Palestinian lands.

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