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Old 11th February 2019, 08:59 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by acbytesla View Post
To suggest that part of the reason Israel enjoys such support is the heavy lobbying in money is hardly anti-semitic. That people immediately take offense and call it ant-semitic is just a way of trying to shut the criticism down.
Criticism of what? Not of Israel's actions, because again, that's not what's even being discussed here. The criticism is of pro-Israel lobbying. But again, Israel is in no way peculiar in that regard. Why should pro-Israel lobbying be criticized but everyone else's gets a pass? That double standard is motivated in no small part by antisemitism.
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