In landmark case on Israel and Jewish identity, British tribunal says anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 13:46 — smashdracs
The case involves a suit brought against an academic union by an Israel-supporting professor who wanted the tribunal to condemn anti-Israel speech as anti-Semitism because, he claimed, an affinity to Israel was an intrinsic part of his and others' Jewish identity. Anshel Pfeffer in Haaretz says the ruling that such speech does not constitute anti-Semitism has produced "turmoil" in the ranks of British Jewry. I particularly like the bit at the end, where the judge told the plaintiff if he doesn't want to get his feelings hurt, he should avoid political debate.
READ MORE: http://mondoweiss.net/2013/04/landmark-identity-semitism.html