Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism

 

To the Editor:

The GOP claims to be the champion of small government and individual liberty but legislates the exact opposite. The assertions published March 6 by Rep. Kresha and Sen. Gazelka are patently false. America has never been neutral. Its devoted blind allegiance to Israel in the face of apartheid, human rights violations, violations of international humanitarian law and decades of crimes against Palestine, even after Israel’s actions were denounced by the UN and other American allies.

Kresha claims to be worried about the state subsidizing discrimination when America already does. Israel’s pursuit to create a Zionist state is discrimination which the U.S. spends one-fifth of its entire foreign aid budget to subsidize (+3B).

Supporting Zionism is like America deciding it’s only for white people. Being an ally to any country should not mandate blind allegiance. Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism.

`The bill requires vendors to surrender their constitutional rights in order to do business with the state, and it mandates a specific political allegiance. This legislation should die on the floor of the House and Senate instead of the countless Palestinian children slaughtered by Israel for not fitting their nationalist crusade to create their Zionist state.

Jody Scott Olson, Little Falls

  • newpolitiq7

    Amen, Thanks, Jody.

  • Alex

    Wow, Jody, yes, Anti-Zionism is not Anti-Semitism but your characterization of Israel, a Jewish democratic state is.

    “Its devoted blind allegiance to Israel in the face of apartheid, human rights violations, violations of international humanitarian law and decades of crimes against Palestine, even after Israel’s actions were denounced by the UN and other American allies.”

    Research a little more – the United Nations sanctions are completely biased and the only group that enacts the sanctions (the UN Security Council) consists mostly of the worlds worst Human Right violators (Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iran etc).

    Some of the worlds best technology and advancements (Pill cam, drip irrigation, the USB, quote a few life saving drugs, Waze, Wix) plus tons of anti-terrorisim technology and intelligence that is shared with its ally The United States has been produced by Israelis.

    “Palestinian children slaughtered” – Disgustingly misinformed.

    • Jody Scott-Olson

      In your uninformed and bias opinion. There’s a very long documented history that a growing international community finds difficult to ignore. Even Obama warned Israel. In terms of technology and advancements, a number also came out of Vietnam and WWII, I don’t think that makes it an endorsement.