Anonymous said: You know Amnesty International is known to be antisemitic AND anti-Israel, right? So using an article by them as a defense is kinda worthless. (btw, I'm not saying Israel doesn't have problems, I'm just saying AI is not the place to go for at least somewhat unbiased sources)
Yaaaaawn. Transparent, but not unexpected.
I knew this was going to pop up sooner or later. Notice how nobody ever mentions HOW or WHY they are “Antisemitic”. It’s an easy allegation to toss. Are they Antisemitic in the same way Desmond Tutu was suddenly branded “Antisemitic” after he criticized Israeli occupation and compared it to Apartheid?
Check these out:
A/HRC/1/106, A/HRC/S-1/1, A/HRC/S-2/1, A/HRC/S-3/1, A/HRC/2/3, A/HRC/2/4, A/HRC/3/1, A/HRC/3/3, A/HRC/4/2, A/HRC/5/1, OM/1/1, OM/1/2, A/HRC/6/18, A/HRC/6/19, A/HRC/S-6/1, A/HRC/7/1, A/HRC/7/30, A/HRC/7/17, A/HRC/7/18, A/HRC/9/18, A/HRC/S-9/1, A/HRC/10/17, A/HRC/10/21, A/HRC/10/20, A/HRC/10/18, A/HRC/10/19, A/HRC/S-12/1, A/HRC/13/5, A/HRC/13/6, A/HRC/13/7, A/HRC/13/8, A/HRC/13/9, A/HRC/14/1.
No this isn’t a coding error, these are all resolutions targeting Israel for human rights violations adopted by the Human Rights Council.
106, 111, 127, 162, 171, 228, 237, 248, 250, 251, 252, 256, 259, 262, 265, 267, 270, 271, 279, 280, 285, 298, 313, 316, 317, 332, 337, 347, 425, 427, 444, 446, 450, 452, 465, 467, 468, 469, 471, 476, 478, 484, 487, 497, 498, 501, 509, 515, 517, 518, 520, 573, 587, 592, 605, 607, 608, 636, 641, 672, 673, 681, 694, 726, 799, 904, 1073, 1322, 1402, 1403, 1405, 1435, 1544, 1860, 1937, 2004, 2064.
These are all 77 resolutions targeting Israel for international law violations adopted by the UN.
Organizations like B’tselem, Human Rights Watch, and even the International Court of Justice have all issued countless reports and advisory opinions stating that Israel breaks the Geneva Conventions more often than Abraham Foxman cries “Khamas!”.
So now you have to ask yourself. Could every single one of these organizations be wrong, and Israel is right?
Is it seriously easier for you to believe, that every single international Human Rights organization, the UN, the Interntional Court and any other party documenting war crimes, are in on some MASSIVE conspiracy /specifically/ targeting Israel… than to believe that Israel juuuuust might have done something wrong?
How full of yourself do you have to be, how big must your ego be to think that tens of thousands of people, billions upon billions in funding…are all somehow mobilized and dedicated /just/ for poor little Israel?
This might come as a shock to Israelis, but the world actually doesn’t revolve around Israel, as much as you’d like to believe that it does. I’ve actually seen Israelis suggest that the EU would be the biggest loser in the case it boycotts Israel. In their minds, the world owes them a favor for existing.
All these organizations are branded and demonized as “biased” and “Anti-Israel”. Yeah well reality has an Anti-Israel bias. Bias is not a dirty word. You have a moral obligation to be biased against injustice.
Israel doesn’t “have problems.” Israel is the problem.
I have never seen more arrogant and ahistorical people than those who defend Israel. They demand you provide proof, and nothing you provide is ever good enough. And it’s incredibly easy to defame someone when you call them antisemitic. It takes you 3 seconds to say it, no proof needed, and a month to dispel its effects.
It’s a disgusting silencing tactic, and you should feel ashamed of yourself. If not for the countless people victimized by Israel, then for the actual victims of Antisemitism throughout history.