During an event organized by the American-Zionist Anti-Defamation League in October 2010 to honour Rupert Murdoch, we received a significant hint that informed us of who, among many, is behind the relentless efforts to redefine the phrase “anti-Semitism” in order to make it inclusive of any and all criticism of policies and actions of the state of Israel. In his acceptance speech, the media mogul honouree Mr. Murdoch, made the following observations, to the delight of those who try to hide the injustices practiced by the state of Israel against the indigenous people of Palestine:
“Tonight I’d like to speak about two things that worry me most. First is the disturbing new home that anti-Semitism has found in polite society – especially in Europe. Second is how violence and extremism are encouraged when the world sees Israel’s greatest ally distancing herself from the Jewish state. Now, when Americans think of anti-Semitism, we tend to think of the vulgar caricatures and attacks of the first part of the 20th century. Now it seems that the most virulent strains come from the left. Often this new anti-Semitism dresses itself up as legitimate disagreement with Israel.”
For more details, read David A. Love’s article published by the Huffpost Media:
As Rupert Murdoch’s media empire is mired in what will probably prove to be the greatest media scandal in history, the question emerges: What will become of Mr. Murdoch’s views on redefining anti-Semitism that he – through his far-reaching media empire covering Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, much of Europe, the United States of America, and elsewhere – worked, and continue to work, tirelessly to make it include any and all opposition, disagreement, or criticism of the state of Israel, its policies, or actions?
Murdoch might be one of the richest and most powerful people on Earth, but after the dust of the current scandal settles, he will be recognized for what he is; an ordinary man incapable of challenging a simple idea – that justice is universal. Rupert Murdoch and his Zionist allies will fail in their attempts to deny justice to the Palestinian people by attempting to silence voices critical of Israeli policies and practices of discrimination, oppression, and dispossession that have been the defining norms of the state of Israel and its violent racism against the Palestinian people. Equating criticism of the state of Israel with anti-Semitism (which is an insult to every self-respecting Semite, including Arabs and Jews) will fail, for in spite of their wealth, influence, and power, the likes of Rupert Murdoch are much too small to challenge the wisdom of Martin Luther King Junior’s famous assertion that “Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere.” In the last analysis, Murdoch and all of his wealth, influence, power, and intimidating media empire will be worthy of just one word; disgrace.
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