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Anti-Zionism in the courts is not kosher law

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Abstract


  • A German court in Wuppertal held last month that an arson attack on a synagogue causing fire damage was not anti-Semitism but political expression. Also in February, five youths who vandalised 300 Jewish graves and a Holocaust monument in Alsace, France, claimed that the action was not motivated by anti-Semitism.

    In general, an attack specifically targeting Chinese would be considered anti-Chinese. Only in an exceptional case, it might not be. Why is the exceptional case becoming the rule for Jews, so that targeting Jews as a group is generally not anti-Jewish but “political”?

    Legal artifice is being constructed to make false distinctions between unpalatable anti-Semitism and kosher anti-Zionism.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Rose, G. L. (2015). Anti-Zionism in the courts is not kosher law. The Conversation, 19 March 1-3.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2933&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1927

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 19 March

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/anti-zionism-in-the-courts-is-not-kosher-law-38036

Abstract


  • A German court in Wuppertal held last month that an arson attack on a synagogue causing fire damage was not anti-Semitism but political expression. Also in February, five youths who vandalised 300 Jewish graves and a Holocaust monument in Alsace, France, claimed that the action was not motivated by anti-Semitism.

    In general, an attack specifically targeting Chinese would be considered anti-Chinese. Only in an exceptional case, it might not be. Why is the exceptional case becoming the rule for Jews, so that targeting Jews as a group is generally not anti-Jewish but “political”?

    Legal artifice is being constructed to make false distinctions between unpalatable anti-Semitism and kosher anti-Zionism.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Rose, G. L. (2015). Anti-Zionism in the courts is not kosher law. The Conversation, 19 March 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2933&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1927

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 19 March

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/anti-zionism-in-the-courts-is-not-kosher-law-38036