It seems that once more a journalist, Taki, who is stating precisely how he feels is attacked by his own boss and friend as being anti-Semitic. No one is free from assault because no one is free to speak as she or he believes. That freedom is gone. Americans, and probably most peoples all over the world, have been intimidated from saying what they believe about Israel. Why, it's actually safer to criticize the United States than it is to criticize Israel.
The only error in Taki's column is that he said America is not yet "Israeli-occupied territory." It has been; it is; it will be - until there are more Takis.
If the general assembly or legislative body of another country were to make negative statements against Muslims, Hindis, other religions or peoples, with two exceptions, our U. S. Congress would say nothing. But if a member of the Russian Duma makes a statement which may be considered "anti-Semitic," our own U.S. Congress will pass a resolution, as they have, condemning such a statement made in the general assembly of another country!
Congressional committee hearings are held to determine whether Israel has enough military, whether any of its citizens are being harmed by Palestinians, Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis, but, where are the hearings about injustices committed against these peoples by the Israelis? Shouldn't Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-NY), an American-Jewish Zionist, have recused himself when, as Chairman of the House International Relations Committee, held hearings for Israelis to complain about Palestinians? Shouldn't the new Chair, Henry Hyde, a Christian Zionist, recuse himself from holding such hearings? What about the anti-Arab, anti-Muslim statements made on the floor of the U.S. House and the floor of the U.S. Senate or in their committee meetings? What about the denial of Muslim representation on the U.S. National Commission on Terrorism? My goodness, don't give Muslims a voice or hear their perspectives? What about Jews and their friends making anti-Arab statements?
No, it is not safe to complain about Israel or Zionists. We are back in the McCarthy era where your job is at stake and you or your country will be blackballed if you do anything which "may" possibly be considered as offensive to Israel or Zionists anywhere.
Friends look each way before saying that the Israelis are committing atrocities. They whisper, "But, of course, you don't can't say that in public."
To you, my friends, please go to http://www.lewrockwell.com/, and read the last three articles about Taki, including the one in which Taki must defend himself and say that he is not anti-Semitic. http://www.spectator.co.uk/article.php3?table=old§ion=current&issue=2001-03-03&id=500.
Oh, dear, the U.K., as well as the U.S., is Israeli-occupied territory.
Attorney at Law
Front Royal, VA