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  •  Actually, the next sentence is the crux (4+ / 0-)

    In fact, I think the essay was constructed around it:

    To disagree with the construct that because once again in the 20th century Europe once again joined together to kill the Jews in their midst, as they had done so many times before, the Islamic world must find room in its midst for an aggressive Western model settler state is absurd on its face, yet any attempt to point that out is somehow related back to Holocaust denial.  

    I'm too lazy to think on this much further, but the whole structure goes like this:

    1. The Holocaust is a phenomenon closely associated with two facets of European culture which are deeply entrenched: anti-semitism and the imperial project.
    1. Israel is part of the imperial project.
    1. Iran and others are right to resist 1 and 2.

    I'd point out that there's not really an explicit argument for (2) and leave it.

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