In case anyone had missed the message, the cause of and movement for Palestinian rights is flatly incompatible with anti-Semitism. Put differently, there is no justifiable way of being in favor of Palestinian rights on anti-Semitic grounds or for anti-Semitic ends. When anti-Semites try to appropriate the Palestinian cause for their own purposes, or hijack the cause by attacking innocent Jews, consistent defenders of Palestinian rights are among the first–and loudest and clearest–to call them out. Here’s a piece from CommonDreams for anyone who still has doubts about the supposed “connection” between anti-Semitism and Palestinian rights (ht: Kevin Carson). There is no connection, just the wholehearted disavowal of one.
And here is a particularly cynical and ignorant example of what it is that defenders of Palestinian rights oppose, along with an inadvertent reminder (from the same culpably ignorant source) that it makes no sense to claim to defend Palestinian rights while wishing secretly for the day when you can force American Jews back to Israel. Where does the speaker think all those expelled American Jews are going to live but East Jerusalem and the West Bank? And who are they going to displace in the process but Palestinians? In other words, the supposed critic of the Israeli occupation–the guy who pathetically claims to live under Israeli occupation in the United States–wants to intensify the Israeli occupation in Palestine. Yeah–no thanks.
More proof, if any was needed, that you can’t dismantle the master’s house with the master’s tools. More proof, beyond that, that white nationalism is just Zionism with an exceptionally pale face. And more proof, finally, that anti-Semites have about as much place in the Palestinian movement as do the followers of Meir Kahane, Avigdor Lieberman, or Benjamin Netanyahu. Which is to say, none.