JoeSmack: I am not conceding anything. The CDM’s action was implicitly anti-Semitic, period. The fact that there were Jews supporting CDM does not negate the possibility that they were fulfilling the time-honored role of court Jews doing the dirty work of others.
Grauer never said she emphasized her support for Israel – she only talked about it when she was interrogated by hostile marchers. (By the way, in the same breath , she mentioned her support for an independent Palestine). If they hadn’t approached her to start a provocation, nothing would have happened and she would not have said one word about Israel. The screen grabs only confirm that CDM’s leaders had no explicitly anti-Zionist policy until they did an about-face in the middle of the march to retroactively justify the expulsions.
If, prior to the march, Alexis Martinez had stated EXPLICITLY that Zionists of any kind are not allowed to join in, then Grauer and Co. never would have shown up, and again, no incident.