South Carolina De­fines Crit­i­cism of Is­rael as “Anti-semitism”

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A new law passed in South Carolina de­clares that be­ing crit­i­cal of Is­rael is now be­ing anti-semitic. It will be the first state to have such an id­i­otic and un­con­sti­tu­tional law.

The law goes into ef­fect July 1.

So there is no con­fu­sion on what the law de­fines as “anti-semitism,” the bill it­self pro­vides a list of dif­fer­ent def­i­ni­tions of the phrase. For those won­der­ing, ac­cord­ing to the text of the bill, the term in­cludes the fol­low­ing:

A cer­tain per­cep­tion of Jews, which may be ex­pressed as ha­tred to­ward Jews. Rhetor­i­cal and phys­i­cal man­i­fes­ta­tions of anti-semitism are di­rected to­ward Jewish or non-jewish in­di­vid­u­als and/or their prop­erty, to­ward Jewish com­mu­nity in­sti­tu­tions and re­li­gious fa­cil­i­ties.

Call­ing for, aid­ing or jus­ti­fy­ing the killing or harm­ing of Jews; mak­ing men­da­cious, de­hu­man­iz­ing, de­mo­niz­ing or stereo­typ­i­cal al­le­ga­tions about Jews as such or the power of Jews as a col­lec­tive; ac­cus­ing Jews as a peo­ple of be­ing re­spon­si­ble for real or imag­ined wrong­do­ing com­mit­ted by a sin­gle Jewish per­son or group, the state of Is­rael or even for acts com­mit­ted by non-jews.

Ac­cus­ing the Jews as a peo­ple, or Is­rael as a state, of in­vent­ing or ex­ag­ger­at­ing the Holo­caust. Ac­cus­ing Jewish ci­ti­zens of be­ing more loyal to Is­rael, or to the al­leged pri­or­i­ties of Jews world­wide, than to the in­ter­est of their own na­tions.

Us­ing the sym­bols and images as­so­ci­ated with clas­sic anti-semitism to char­ac­ter­ize Is­rael or Is­raelis.

Draw­ing com­par­isons of con­tem­po­rary Is­raeli pol­icy to that of the Nazis.

Blam­ing Is­rael for all in­ter-re­li­gious or po­lit­i­cal ten­sions. Ap­ply­ing dou­ble stan­dards by re­quir­ing of it [Is­rael] a be­hav­ior not ex­pected or de­manded of any other demo­cratic na­tion.

Mul­ti­lat­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions fo­cus­ing on Is­rael only for peace or hu­man rights in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Deny­ing the Jewish peo­ple their right to self-de­ter­mi­na­tion and deny­ing Is­rael the right to ex­ist, pro­vided, how­ever, that crit­i­cism of Is­rael sim­i­lar to that lev­eled against any other coun­try can­not be re­garded as anti-semitic.

While some of these pro­hib­ited ex­pres­sions could be con­sid­ered rea­son­able, the en­tire con­cept of an­ti­Semitism is sim­ply wrong and is a psy­cho­log­i­cal ploy that should be re­sisted. Even though Is­rael and Jews have tried to re­de­fine the word “Semite” to mean only a Jew, it ac­tu­ally means a per­son from South­west Asia. So, in re­al­ity, be­ing anti-semitic means be­ing against any­one from South­west Asia, not just Jews. Con­trary to what Jews want ev­ery­one to be­lieve, they are not the only south­west­ern Asians; nor were they the first. The re­gion was in­hab­ited for thou­sands of years by highly de­vel­oped non-jewish cul­tures and re­mains in­hab­ited pri­mar­ily by non-jews.

Mer­riam-web­ster de­fines “Semite” as “A mem­ber of any of a num­ber of peo­ples of an­cient south­west­ern Asia in­clud­ing the Akka­di­ans, Phoeni­cians, He­brews and Arabs; a de­scen­dant of these peo­ples; a mem­ber of a mod­ern peo­ple speak­ing a Semitic lan­guage.”

Anti-jewish sen­ti­ment has long been a prob­lem for Jews. A lot of peo­ple don’t like Jewish cul­ture for good rea­son and ab­hor the crim­i­nal ac­tions of Is­rael and the Jews who carry out those crim­i­nal ac­tions, and this anti-jewish sen­ti­ment goes back to when the Is­raelites came out of Egypt and start at­tack­ing other na­tions.

The rea­son why many peo­ple don’t like the Jewish re­li­gion is be­cause it is a cul­ture of ar­ro­gance and ha­tred and vi­o­lence to­ward non-jews. One only has to read the To­rah and Tal­mud to un­der­stand why many Jews act the way they do to­ward non-jews and why so many peo­ple choose to ex­press neg­a­tive feel­ings to­ward Jews.

The Tal­mud (He­brew for “study”) is one of the foun­da­tional texts of the Jewish peo­ple. It is the writ­ten record of oral rab­binic teach­ings that spans a pe­riod from the first cen­tury CE to the sixth and sev­enth cen­turies. The rab­binic teach­ings of the Tal­mud ex­plain in great de­tail how the com­mand­ments of the To­rah are to be car­ried out and are sup­ported by mod­ern rab­bis. There has been no re­vi­sion or up­dat­ing of these fun­da­men­tal be­liefs, and Jews are ex­pected to ad­here to them.

Even though there is no ge­netic unique­ness to Jews, it is a fun­da­men­tal Jewish be­lief that they are the mas­ter race and of di­vine origin while all other peo­ple are sub­hu­man and of sa­tanic origin: Rabbi Me­nachem M. Sch­neer­son claimed that Jewish peo­ple are an ex­ten­sion of God and that Gen­tiles are des­tined to serve the Jews. He also said, “Two con­trary types of soul ex­ist; a non-jewish soul comes from three sa­tanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from ho­li­ness.” Rabbi Yitzchak Gins­burgh sup­ports the claim by stat­ing: “Gen­tile souls are of a com­pletely dif­fer­ent and in­fe­rior or­der. They are to­tally evil, with no re­deem­ing qual­i­ties what­so­ever.” Rabbi Ma­nis Fried­man claims: “The only way to fight a moral war is the Jewish way: De­stroy their holy sites. Kill men, women and chil­dren (and cat­tle).”

Any sane and rea­son­ably in­tel­li­gent per­son who ac­tu­ally stud­ies Ju­daism can only come to the con­clu­sion that it is a re­li­gion of ha­tred and in­san­ity and should be con­tained so that it does not spread its poi­son too far. Of course, many Jews are not de­vout, do not ad­here to the To­rah or Tal­mud or other Jewish texts and don’t subscribe to fun­da­men­tal Jewish be­liefs – just as many Mus­lims do not ad­here to fun­da­men­tal Is­lamic re­quire­ments. There are many peo­ple who iden­tify with a par­tic­u­lar an­cient re­li­gion with back­wards be­liefs who are good peo­ple and who make im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tions to hu­man so­ci­ety and op­pose the ex­cesses of their re­li­gion. Many Jews are ac­tu­ally anti-is­rael.

It is wrong to dis­crim­i­nate against an in­di­vid­ual be­cause of their re­li­gious be­liefs, gen­der, their eth­nic back­ground, the color of their skin, etc. Ev­ery hu­man de­serves to have the same op­por­tu­ni­ties and to be treated fairly.

But Is­rael is not an in­di­vid­ual. It is a na­tion with the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and obli­ga­tions to up­hold the Uni­ver­sal Dec­la­ra­tion of Hu­man Rights, which it signed and is bound by yet re­fuses to ad­here to. Is­rael con­tin­u­ally vi­o­lates the ba­sic hu­man rights of not just Pales­tini­ans but any­one who stands up to it.

Is­rael is in­deed a rogue na­tion that com­mits se­ri­ous crim­i­nal of­fenses and in­ter­feres with the govern­ments of other na­tions. It has cor­rupted the Amer­i­can fed­eral govern­ment and many state govern­ments. It has un­due in­flu­ence in univer­si­ties and mass me­dia. It uses its net­work of Jews and sym­pa­thiz­ers in U.S. fi­nance and me­dia to in­crease and spread its in­flu­ence and un­der­mine democ­racy, as can clearly be seen by the sub­ver­sion of the U.S. Con­sti­tu­tion in the pas­sage of the law in South Carolina and sim­i­lar laws in other states.

Is­rael should be strongly op­posed, and those who sup­port Is­rael should be op­posed and held ac­count­able for Is­rael's many crimes, but that doesn’t mean that Jews should be hated. Ex­press­ing anger to­ward any in­jus­tice is right­eous and jus­ti­fied, but ex­press­ing ha­tred to­ward an en­tire group of peo­ple is not.

Tol­er­at­ing Is­rael’s ag­gres­sion can only lead to a fur­ther ero­sion of our ba­sic hu­man rights and pos­si­bly much worse.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Is­rael’s con­trol of the U.S. fed­eral and state govern­ments, con­sult the fol­low­ing:

UN Urges Anti-is­rael Boy­cott While U.S. States Block the Move

Is­rael Anti-boy­cott Act Looks Like It May Fi­nally Pass in Congress

WARN­ING: Is­rael Is Killing Amer­i­cans’ Right to Free Speech

Kansas Sued Over Law Ban­ning Boy­cotts of Is­rael

Is­rael’s Agent in the White House

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