My latest at Open Zion/The Daily Beast. Click through to see my use of the term “Jew Cycle”!
The Anti-Semite, it’s been said, is that luckiest of bigots, because there’s a Jew for any conspiracy. Need a socialist plot? Have Karl Marx. Looking for capitalist machinations? Why look, here’s Baron de Rothschild!
The point of the waggery being, of course, that Jews are people—a mighty multitude, if you will. We do everything other people do, have every opinion other people have, treat each other as well or as badly as anybody else.
Witness the ridiculous neologism “Jew-washing”—the latest, Jewiest entry in the “No True Scotsman” competition.
Yitzhak Santis and Gerald M. Steinberg of NGO Monitor, the McCarthy-esque organization behind much of the anti-left bashing that’s plagued Israel and the Jewish community in recent years, introduced the inelegant turn of phrase last week in the New York Jewish Week:
At the Pittsburgh General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) earlier this month, a motion to adopt a boycott of three companies for doing business with Israel was hotly debated and narrowly defeated. At this Christian gathering, a group of “young Jewish activists” provided important “testimony” supporting the motion to isolate and demonize Israel.
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