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  •  Just because someone joins a political movement (0+ / 0-)

    that is also embraced for different reasons by numerous anti-semites does not make him an anti-semite.  The fact that someone is encouraged by perceptions of Israel as another North Korea or Iran does not him an anti-semite.  It simply makes him a fool.  I hope no one considers my assessment of Kane to be a neo-McCarthyite smear.

    Where are we, now that we need us most?

    by Frank Knarf on Sun Jul 15, 2012 at 10:37:23 PM PDT

    •  Just because someone who is not anti-semitic (3+ / 0-)
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      joins a political movement that is embraced for different reasons by numerous people who also are not anti-semitic does not give those who disagree with said movement carte blanche to throw around the anti-semitism card, in any form. Or to engage in other forms of personal attacks.

      Are there people who embrace BDS for anti-semitic reasons?  I'm sure.  Is the Israeli government controlled by right-wingers?  I'm sure.  But it's no more accurate to say that BDS is anti-semitic than it is to say that Israel is a right-wing country.

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