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The Politics Of Anti-Semitism

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How did a term, once used accurately to describe the most virulent evil, become a charge flung at the mildest critic of Israel, particularly concerning its atrocious treatment of Palestinians?

Edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, the print and online journal CounterPunch has become a must read for hundreds of thousands a month who no longer believe anything t
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by AK Press
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Simon Wood
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it

I've lost count of the amount of times I've been accused of being an anti-Semite when debating the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It is the standard issue response so called "supporters" of Israel, no matter what, use against arguments and facts that are for them disturbing. There is some variety in how the abuse is delivered, ranging from it "pains me to say but my gut feeling is you are anti-Semitic" to the more frothy mouthed Zionists who accuse you of desiring a second holocaust, and
Pat Schakelvoort
Apr 22, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Leftwing jewish hipsters
It has some nice articles about the Jewish lobby, the attack on the USS liberty and about the occupation of Palestine. Nothing special just kicking in open doors.

For the rest: the leftwing jews do not agree with the orthodox jews about what is the best strategy for calling naughty gentiles "anti-semites"
The leftwingers consider "calling someone an antisemite" something valuable that becomes less valuable ever time it`s used.
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Alexander Claud Cockburn was an American political journalist. Cockburn was brought up in Ireland but has lived and worked in the United States since 1972. Together with Jeffrey St. Clair, he edits the political newsletter CounterPunch. Cockburn also writes the "Beat the Devil" column for The Nation and a weekly syndicated column for the Los Angeles Times as well as for The First Post, which is sy ...more