Criticising Israel not anti-Semitic
Published 13/02/2010 | 05:00
colonel Desmond Travers, a contributor to the UN's Goldstone report on Gaza, is reported as being branded an anti-Semite by The Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs.
Israel's repeated, exploitative, and indiscriminate use of the accusation of anti-Semitism against anyone who is critical of Israel's actions is not only grossly offensive, but serves to trivialise anti-Semitism and even to belittle the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
The deliberate misinterpretation of criticism of Israel as being applicable to all members of the Jewish faith is in itself anti-Semitic.