Legitimate criticism of Israel is not anti-Semitic

your say April 05, 2018 01:00

Mr Lee slams your cartoonist for a cartoon which shows an Israeli gunning down Palestinians, which is exactly what the Israelis are doing. One of the Palestinians recently slaughtered by the Israelis was an unarmed, legless man in a wheelchair while another was shot in the back.

Then Mr Lee connects the cartoon to people in Pattaya who are selling Nazi flags. Of course one thing has absolutely nothing to do with the other. But by equating legitimate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism, he hopes to discourage anyone from speaking out against Israel’s endless atrocities.

Tragically that strategy seems to work since people are afraid if they attack Israel they’ll be slandered by the likes of Lee. But as a Jew I am begging the public not to fall for it and to not allow Israel to continue to steal Palestinian land and to horribly abuse the Palestinian men, women and children who live on it.

Eric Bahrt

Chiang Mai

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