Thursday, June 17, 2010

‘Anti-Semitism’ Charges Unleashed: Don’t Mention the Mavi Marmara

Israeli Prime Minister Demands Canadian MP Resign Over Vague Israel Criticism

by Jason Ditz, Antiwar.com, June 16, 2010

Since Israel’s May 31 attack on the Mavi Marmara aid ship, there has been growing criticism of Israel’s behavior across much of the world, including from traditional allies like Turkey.

Yet as this criticism has grown abroad, the pressure for Israel’s public to toe the official line on the story (whatever it may be at any given time) has also grown, and in the West there is an increasingly visible effort to lionize the Israeli attack and do demonize even perceived criticism of the Israeli government as “anti-semitism.”

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