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21 Feb, 2014

Netanyahu has turned me into an ‘anti-Semite’ – Roy Isacowitz – Haaretz

I’ve spent the last couple of days battling to come to terms with the fact that I’m an anti-Semite.

It’s not an easy thing to accept for someone who has been Jewish since birth, has lived in Israel for over 40 years and who likes to believe that he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body. In fact, it’s a real blow.

But it must be true because Prime Minister Netanyahu said it was – and we all know that Bibi would never play fast and loose with the truth on matters as sacred as anti-Semitism and the Holocaust.

To be specific, Netanyahu described supporters of a boycott against Israel, of which I am one, as “classical anti-Semites in modern garb.” In the past, the prime minister said earlier this week, “anti-Semites boycotted Jewish businesses – and today they call for the boycott of the Jewish state.”

Case closed. Everyone who supports a boycott against Israel as a means of pressuring it to drop its insane and suicidal dominion over the Palestinian people is a classical anti-Semite.

Read the rest: Bibi has turned me into an ‘anti-Semite’ – Opinion Israel News | Haaretz.