This thread is so bad. There is nothing ‘subtle’ about Miller’s antisemitism. He literally published a Neo-Nazi who testified at David Irving’s trial.

You also do not need to listen to Jews of a certain political persuasion when assessing antisemitism from that persuasion. /1
In fact, the reason why we keep having so many problems is that Jews from the same political persuasion are often really bad at calling it out on their own side. See all the Right Wing apologists for Soros conspiracism or the very loud Corbynista Jews kosherising the Jezziah. /2
This is actually why the IHRA is such an important document, because it gives us a useful tool to work with. If we had to rely on a nebulous “left wing Jewish” voice on this, we’d get nowhere. Some so-called “left wing Jews” are defending Miller even now. /3
Another problem with this atrocious thread is that it mischaracterises Zionism and kosherises the pursuit to “end Zionism” as “not inherently antisemitic”. Zionism in 2021 is not “the regime of control”. You’re describing the policies of the current Israeli Government. /4
Zionism is the belief in the right to Jewish self-determination in our ancestral homeland. Anyone who wants to “end Zionism” is talking about destroying an entire country and the resultant chaos and bloodshed that would no doubt ensue if they were to succeed. /5
People who wish to “end” Zionism are almost always ineffective against Israel but inevitably oppressive towards Jews in the diaspora. This is why Corbyn could other British Jews as not understanding ‘English irony’, or why Sultana told a British Jew to jump off a cliff. /6
It’s why the NUS president described Birmingham Uni as a “Zionist outpost because of its large JSoc there”, and why the Left is so completely unable to deal with antisemitism. Zionism has been so thoroughly demonised in the left that it is now a shibboleth for virtue. /7
And all this has been kosherised by antizionist Jews who are playing with a fire they don’t even realise is hot. Rabidly antizionist fringe groups like Jewdas, JVL, INN, JVP and the Neturei Karta have provided the fuel to this fire actively playing interference for antisemites./8
Many people want to pretend that ‘Zionism’ is some kind of smokebomb that magically transforms some antisemitic calumny to “just criticism of Israel”. 90+% of the world’s Jews believe Israel has a right to exist. /9
You can’t ninja-exit your way out of the racist ramifications of your pet antizionist fantasy. At some point, the Left are going to have to reconcile with the fact that Israel exists and that the vast majority of the world’s Jews are grateful it does.

Am Israel Chai. /END

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