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Leftist MP Uses Leftist Friend of Holocaust Deniers to Prove He Isn’t Anti-Semitic

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 12, 2013 @ 6:26 pm In The Point | 10 Comments

You know you’re citing Noam Chomsky as proof that you aren’t anti-Semitic. Not only is Chomsky entirely disinterested in the question of anti-Jewish Racism, but he’s a friend and supporter of Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy. Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson used Chomsky’s essay in the introduction to his book. Chomsky even signed a petition in support of Faurisson describing his “extensive historical research into the “Holocaust” question” alongside prominent Holocaust deniers.

Chomsky wrote that he saw no anti-Semitic implications in Holocaust Denial. So it’s safe to say that Chomsky claiming that he sees no anti-Semitic implications in something is the worst possible endorsement.

Virulent Israel-basher Noam Chomsky has lent his support to British MEP David Ward who has come under intense fire for comparing Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to the Nazis’ treatment of the Jews during the Holocaust.

Ward, a member of the Liberal Democrats, has incurred the wrath of the pro-Israel community after he said on International Holocaust Memorial Day last month that he was “saddened that the Jews, who suffered unbelievable levels of persecution during the Holocaust, could, within a few years of liberation, be inflicting atrocities on the Palestinians in the new State of Israel — and continue to do so.”

Chomsky, a professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and one of Israel’s most vocal critics, said he agreed there was “nothing remotely anti-Semitic in his remarks, which are in fact familiar in Israeli discussions”,

Well that’s great then. That puts Ward on the same level as all the Holocaust deniers that Chomsky has defended against accusations of anti-Semitism.

 


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