U.S. official blasts Israel envoy’s ‘unfortunate’ J-Street remarks – Haaretz

Remarks by Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, against the liberal Jewish lobby J Street were “most unfortunate” according to Hannah Rosenthal, head of the U.S. administration’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

In an interview with Haaretz in Jerusalem, where Rosenthal was the administration’s envoy to the Foreign Ministry’s Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism, Rosenthal, who once served on J street’s board of directors, said she opposes blurring the lines between anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel.

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  • Sashland

    What lines?

    For the enemies of Israel being Anti-Israel is driven by being Anti-Zionist which is driven by being Anti-Semitic. They want to destroy Israel in order to eliminate the Jews.

    The line to be drawn is the difference between reasoned criticism of Israel's policies v. criticism that is intended to undermine the legitimacy of the existence of the State of Israel.

    Complaining that checkpoints and fences cause hardships and demanding their unilateral removal without acknowledging terror attacks on Israel nor holding the PLO/Hamas accountable is one example.

    The manipulated critics don't seem to understand that this hypocritical rationale is not reserved just for Israel; saudi arabia complain that the Swiss ban minarets while at the same time completely banning all non-muslin houses of worship.