Roger Cohen asserts that anti-Zionism in Europe is “often” anti-semitism.
Fury over Palestinian civilian casualties has risen to a fever pitch in Europe, moving beyond anti-Zionism into anti-Semitism (often a flimsy distinction).
Now maybe that’s true; certainly some anti-Zionism crosses over into anti-Semitism (see the picture above, from an anonymous friend of the site, just yesterday in London).
At least he said “often” and not always. I’m waiting for the day when Cohen says that Zionism is “often” racism. He doesn’t have to say it is inherently racist. It’s not racist to wish that there was some way to have a Jewish state without hurting the rights of others. That’s not how it worked out.
Or he could say that most if not all of the support for Israel’s actions is racist–that the moral blindness in much of America’s Jewish community is racist. He does allude to the blindness, but he won’t take the next step and treat the racists in the Jewish community the way he tars opposition to Israel’s actions in Europe.