Can we start calling the Hate Israel crowd anti-Semitic yet? Because between the boycotts of Jewish businesses, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and overt justification for anti-Jewish violence, whatever distinction may have existed in the past is gone.
Case in point, Rony Brauman, the former president of Doctors Without Borders suggesting that Jews wearing Kippahs, a Jewish religious garment, are bringing violence on themselves by pledging allegiance to Israel.
Rony Brauman, a former president of Doctors Without Borders, made the statement last week during an interview on the Europe1 radio station about the Jan. 11stabbing of a devout Jew in Marseille, allegedly by a 15-year-old boy who told police he assaulted the victim as part of the jihad of the Islamic State terrorist group.
“We have to wonder about the significance of wearing a kippa — not for that person,” Brauman said of the victim in Marserille, “as I have no reason to suspect him, but in society in general.” In addition to an affirmation of faith, Brauman said, wearing a kippah is “an affirmation of loyalty to the State of Israel, why not after all, but also, and this is much more problematic, a sign of a kind of allegiance to the policies of the state of Israel.”
Wearing a Kippa has nothing to do with the State of Israel, but Muslim anti-Semitic violence only allows for two possible conclusions.
1. Jews are victims of Muslim bigotry
2. Jews somehow provoke Muslim violence. The latter requires taking the existing left's justification for attacks on random Israeli Jews and applying them to all Jews by insisting that all Jews are Zionists and therefore fair game.
Rony Brauman isn't new to hating Jews. He wrote the afterword for the French edition of Norman Finkelstein's vile anti-Semitic text, the Holocaust Industry. After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, he wrote a piece titled, I Am Not Charlie.