Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism: An Important Ruling

Judge-RulingJews Sans Frontieres draws our attention to a very important official ruling delivered last week by the Employment Tribunal in a case brought by a Zionist teacher, Ronnie Fraser, alleging “institutional anti-semitism” against the University & College Union (UCU).

In a damning judgement, the Employment Tribunal rejected Fraser’s complaint and made the following crucial observation:

“It seems to us that a belief in the Zionist project or an attachment to Israel or any similar sentiment cannot amount to a protected characteristic. It is not intrinsically a part of Jewishness…”

There have been strenuous attempts made by leading Zionist bodies in recent years to get anti-Zionism equated with anti-Semitism with a view to curtailing public criticism of the illegal actions of the apartheid state of Israel. The Employment Tribunal ruling is therefore worth studying in detail and I may post more about this in the coming days…

Update: You can read the press release from the UCU on its victory in this case here.

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5 Responses to Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism: An Important Ruling

  1. Robert says:

    That’s interesting,it kind of mirrors what Muslims say about the apartied organisation of Islam,when criticised its “islamophobia” .

  2. Shaks says:

    Robert you anti-semitic twat. Muslims come exist in every country, in every continent, in every skin colour and are made up of every type of racial back ground. How on earth can Islam operate Apartheid when by its very nature it encompasses every possible creed, tribe, race, clan colour etc? Yoe are a poorly educated zionist creature

  3. Robert says:

    How childish Shaks,lets update your education:

    a·part·heid (-pärtht, -ht)
    n.
    1. An official policy of racial segregation formerly practiced in the Republic of South Africa, involving political, legal, and economic discrimination against nonwhites.
    2. A policy or practice of separating or segregating groups.
    3. The condition of being separated from others; segregation.

    Here’s a few examples,Women,Apostates,Bai’hai,Ahmadiyya’s,Homosexuals,Kurds,Copts
    comes under social segregation,ie apartied,so if its any consulation you were almost right.

    “How on earth can Islam operate Apartheid when by its very nature it encompasses every possible creed, tribe, race, clan colour etc? Yoe are a poorly educated zionist creature”

    Lol,it would be funny if it wasn’t so sad,look at the world of Islam,Sunni’s sure love Shia in Syria Iraq and vis a vis,Turkey wouldn’t even let the Kurds use their own language,checkout Egypt the copts and Bai’hai are basking in their equal status right? ……wrong X,hope thats clear.

    BTW i also thought being called ” anti-semitic twat” and “Yoe are a poorly educated zionist creature” quite amusing.
    Much love
    Robert

  4. Arslan says:

    Robert, you’re not called anti-semitic for criticising Judaism but you would be if you are abusing it and so if the same applies to other religions, if someone abuses Islam then is it no wonder that they are called Islamaphobe’s.

    The responsible moderate Muslim leaders call for a peaceful and intellectual approach to responding to criticism and abuse. Perhaps take a look at this output from Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa of Egypt: http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/09/20/guestview-prophet-mohammad-endured-personal-insults-without-retaliating-grand-mufti/

    *Though and perhaps this is what you meant, the radicals (Zionists, Muslims extremists etc) do get wound up by the slightest criticism and start labelling the other as ‘anti-semitic’ or ‘Islamaphobe’, or much worse and commit violent atrocities. That i agree with, they do but they do not represent the majority.

    • Robert says:

      Yes that was my point,radicals/extremists,whether they are Muslim Zionist or Christian do not take criticism well,IMO nothing should be exempt from criticism,”The responsible moderate Muslim leaders call for a peaceful and intellectual approach to responding to criticism and abuse”,is most welcome.

      I agree that the radical/extremists do not represent the majority,if they did we would be in dire straights considering the numbers involved,a good example of representation is in Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood didn’t accept the criticism of the Egyptian media and tried to gag it and bearing in mind that the criticism was comming from fellow Muslims enforces that the radicals do not represent the majority.

      I’ll leave it there though as i am going off topic.

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