Sharanksy calls a ‘progressive’ antisemitism panel for anti-Zionism

Natan Sharansky responded Wednesday to Tuesday’s panel “Dismantling Anti-Semitism: Winning Justice,” which made headlines for being hosted by individuals with well-documented anti-Zionist claims. “For the so-called progressives, the whole world is the fight between ‘violent’ and ‘oppressed.’ ‘Opponents’ are always wrong and ‘oppression’ is always right, “Sharansky said at a panel set up to respond to the views of Israeli critics, entitled” Dismantling Antisemitism: attack Talk Justice. ” “It is accused as a group and Israel is accused as a Jewish state,” he said. U.S. Congress representative Rashida Tlaib in the inaugural panel Tuesday, along with Professor Marc Lamont Hill and Peter Beinart. “Tell everyone, I don’t hate you. I really love you,” Tlaib said, Palestine-American Democrat from Michigan. Tlaib is also a well-known supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Discipline (BDS) movement. The panel drew high criticism from various Jewish commentators. Back in 2018, Lamont Hill was fired from his position as CNN’s political commentator for telling the UN that there should be “free Palestine from river to sea,” a phrase that commonly used to give Israel a state right. He has apologized.

Tlaib was recently on fire for retweeting a tweet expressing that phrase on International Solidarity Day by the Palestinian people, November 29. “Rashida Tlaib is not just against Israeli control of the West Bank. – this slogan means that she sees the whole state of Israel as an illegitimate son and calls for its abolition, ”the Israeli Democratic Majority was falling apart at the time. “That’s a depressing and regrettable situation.”

The event was organized by the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement and Tel Aviv University. Ellie Cohanim, U.S. Special Envoy of Sharansky joined forces to monitor and fight Semitism, as well as other Jewish activists and leaders, to “increase the voices of Jewish leaders to properly account for antisemitism, “according to its press release. Many “discredited the false contradictions too often displayed between being both progressive and Jewish.” “It is so damaging to feel that our identity is being challenged, that we must choose between our positive values ​​and the fight against antisemitism, “said Hen Mazzig, Senior Fellow at the Tel Aviv Institute.” It is not the struggle for human rights, it is not the struggle for freedom. half it is, “Sharansky raised. Rabbi Sandra Lawson, Confederate Chapel for Jewish Life, said,” Antisemitism is a problem, not left or right. problem. “