In blogosphere language this has been turned into Beck calling the Park Slope Food Coop, itself, anti-Semitic. From there writers are calling ALL the Coop members anti-Semitic for the activity of just SOME.“What is happening with the food co-op where they are seriously considering a boycott of Israel?” he said, likening the suggested ban to a subtle version of drawing swastikas. “When you use words like ‘I’m just anti-Israel’ or ‘I’m just anti-Zionist’ — that’s anti-Semitic.”
I discussed BDS and anti-Semitism a while ago. For BDS to be considered not anti-Semitic, they would have to show:
- Either BDS does not oppose the existence of Israel as a Jewish State or that opposing the right of self-determination for Jews is not anti-Semitic.
- BDS does not deny the unique historic connection between Jews and the Land of Israel.
- That the conditions demanded by BDS do not endanger the physical safety of Jews.
- That there is a true commitment among the Palestinian leadership to live in peace with Jews, with full recognition of their rights.
- That BDS demands of the Arabs an end to the conflict.
The denial of my fellow Coop members is meaningless. The BDS movement is anti-Semitic.