According to a State Department spokesman, anti-Zionism can be a manifestation of Anti-Semitism:
The report is thematic in nature and, using illustrative examples of contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, provides a broad overview of anti-Semitic incidents, discourse and trends. The report documents traditional forms of anti-Semitism such as those associated with Nazism, but also discusses new manifestations of anti-Semitism, including instances when criticism of Israel and Zionism crosses the line into anti-Semitism. The report covers anti-Semitism in both government and private media, and within the United Nations system. It concludes with a review of governmental and nongovernmental efforts to combat the problem.That being the case, what do we find in Appendix I: Examples of Anti-Semitic Incidents (Section I: 77)? Two and a half pages of examples of Violence, Abuse/Intimidation, Property Damage, and Cemetery Desecrations from Europe and Russian--but nothing from the Arab world. The introduction to the section does point out:
Most examples report on incidents that occur in Western democratic countries, which allow transparent monitoring of societal conditions. Information about anti-Semitic incidents in closed societies (e.g., Iran) is largely unavailable; the lack of reports of anti-Semitic incidents in such societies should not be construed as an absence of anti-Semitism.That ignores the fact that there is no end of Anti-Semitic cartoons coming out--and there is always Ahmadinejad threatening to wipe Israel off the map or comparing it to a bacteria.
Still, the admission that anti-Zionism can be a form of Anti-Semitism is a step in the right direction. I guess it would be too much to hope that the report would quote from the Fatah and Hamas Charters.
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