By gordon bennett
December 12, 2009
You can call me a cynic if you like, but looking at the activities of those who demonstrate against every perceived cough and fart against Israel would really hate it if they had nothing to protest about.
I can see the JC headline now: "Board/ZF despair as no one criticises Israel"
So a bunch of luvvy twats and their cronies holds a couple of "carol" singings. Big deal. The twats would have received the lack of publicity they deserved had people ignored them.
Seems to me that a symbiotic relationship exists between the overly-pro- and overly-anti-Israel camps. One cannot exist without the other and they feed off each other.
Describing everything anti-Israeli as antisemitic doesn't help either. When true antisemitism rears its ugly head, no one will believe those shouting from the rooftops about it. It's become a cliche.
I recall the gevalt surrounding Mel Gibson's Aramaic-Latino snuff movie, the Passion of the Christ. There was a furore, especially in the US. But what happened? More people than Mel could possibly have hoped for went to see the film, making it a huge grosser.
Is there a lesson to be learned here?