Why does Israel gets so much criticism?
Is it because they are JEWS
- Orla CLv 72 years agoFavorite Answer
Not because they are Jews, but because of their blatant discrimination and cruelty towards non-Jewish Palestinians.
- Shay pLv 72 years ago
IT'S NOT WHY THAT'S IMPORTANT IT'S BY WHOM THAT COUNTS....
No one is saying Israel should not be criticized if it does something wrong. But when half a million people have been slaughtered next door in Syria, when millions have been killed in Africa, the fact that Israel, ALONE is subject to boycotts is antisemitism. When the UN human rights council censures Israel more than the rest of the entire world combined, that is antisemitism.
Of course the State of Israel like any other group or any other state and like any other organization, like any individual in life have faults and imperfections and those can be pointed out in a sincere and accurate fashion. However, what is at stake regarding Israel is that there is an unduly disproportionate series of attacks on Israel. There is a double standard that is applied to the State of Israel where the criticisms are made about it which is not applied to other countries in the world. In fact if you take the United Nations which has 193 members and, a good part of the time the United Nations General Assembly, has been spent in condemnation of Israel and very little on other countries of the world. What I regard as an absurd international body is the United Nations Human Rights Council made up of 47 countries which meets in Geneva. You would find that about two thirds of the resolutions passed by it and a disproportionate amount of its time and energy is spent on resolutions condemning Israel for its alleged violations of human rights. Now it's totally absurd and you've got to live in the world of fantasy and dreams to imagine the other 192 countries in the world do not commit any violations of human rights but only this one small country in the Middle East is capable of doing this. The other organizations have adopted this view. Much of this stems from the kind of coalition or alliance that was formed in the 1970's between the then Soviet Union and Arab countries which sought to condemn Israel on the basis of its alleged discrimination and oppression of Palsetinians.
sePalsetinians and their supporters have been successful in portraying the Palsetinians as if they were the main or and sometimes even the only victim of oppression in the world. No other countries such as Rwanda, Sudan, Nigeria, Iraq, and Syria apparently have any problems. As far as victimization or oppression is concerned it is only Israel which has been the oppressor of this downtrodden people whose rights have been taken away. This is a fallacious and absurd argument but nevertheless a lot of people have bought into it. I think this explains the kind of widespread acceptance by the groups that you mentioned engaged in this condemnation of Israel. Now it has gone into the theatrical and artistic world where people who know nothing about the intricacies of the Middle East, and are not expert or knowledgeable in any way of Middle Eastern politics have made the same accusations over the last year or two that Israel is an apartheid state. They compare it with the infamous former regime of South Africa where systematic, legal, racial discrimination, and segregation was enforced. That is absurd. A disgraceful series of condemnations by people who know nothing and who've taken the Palsetinian propaganda at its word so that even well-meaning people, people in the media, people in the churches and people in trade unions have been taken in by this and called for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against the State of Israel and its citizens.
- NāgaLv 72 years ago
The world holds Israel to a higher standard than any of its neighbors.
- PetitLv 62 years ago
Your question is not easy to answer without examples:
If someone rightly criticised Israel for the apartheid treatment of Palestinians for example, then there is not reason to understand that in any other context. Because the criticism and the accusations are true:
If someone criticised Israel for maintaining its Jewish character through denying non-Jews the right to return, then the accusation and the criticism are valid because the Israeli law of return states that only Jews have that right, which is racist and discriminatory.
If someone criticised Israel for the inhumane blockade of Gaza, then we shouldn't assume that this criticism has to anything to do with the Jewish character of the state, but rather with Israel blocking items such as sweets and falsely claiming it's for security.
But if someone criticised Israel for a matter related to antisemitism, then that type of criticism is not valid and could be seen as how you put it "because they are Jews".
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- Anonymous2 years ago
Probably because of the way they treat Palestinians.......
- BMCRLv 72 years ago
Your question is based on the assumption that what is being directed towards Israel is "criticism".
That assumption is incorrect.
What is being directed towards Israel is anti Israel sentiment. It is NOT criticism.
As for the reasons why... In some cases, due to antisemitism, in others, due to their extremist views.
- Pearl LLv 72 years ago
anything is possible
- Anonymous2 years ago
Might be more the murdering of 14 year olds for protesting, the illegal development of nukes with apartheid South Africa, occupying their neighbors territory, the use by Mossad of stolen 3rd country passports for their agents, the killing of peaceful protesters trying to breach their blockade of Gaza, the disproportionate retaliation against Palestinians firing rockets, the refusal to open borders to Syrain Refugees, the use of slave Palestinian labor in their sweat shops, the sterilization of Ethopian Jewish migrants, the concentration of Palestinians into refugee camps since the 1940's, the exclusion of Muslims from the democratic process and that's just off the top of my head.
- paulLv 72 years ago
you will get lots of criticism for being a troll ….
- Anonymous2 years ago
Liberals are strong anti Semitic people.