You can be anti-Israel, but don’t be anti-Jews

Robin Low
3 min readJan 12, 2024

Antisemitism is a form of prejudice, discrimination, or hostility directed against Jews as a religious, ethnic, or cultural group. It has a long history and has manifested in various ways, ranging from verbal abuse and social exclusion to violence, persecution, and genocide.

Antisemitic beliefs and actions can be based on stereotypes, conspiracy theories, religious intolerance, or historical prejudices. Throughout history, antisemitism has taken different forms, such as religious antisemitism in medieval Europe, racial antisemitism during the Nazi era, and contemporary expressions in the form of conspiracy theories or discriminatory attitudes.

Antisemitism can occur at both an individual and institutional level. It is widely condemned internationally, and efforts are made to combat it through education, legislation, and raising awareness about the consequences of discrimination and prejudice.

It’s important to differentiate between criticism of specific actions or policies of the Israeli government and antisemitism. While criticism of governments, including Israel, is a normal part of political discourse, it becomes antisemitic when it involves unfair generalizations, stereotypes, or hatred towards Jews as a whole.

Addressing antisemitism, like all forms of discrimination, requires a collective effort to promote tolerance, understanding, and respect for diversity.

The Israeli–Palestinian conflict has once again made a certain group of people really excited. There are people who hate the Jews because they are communists, capitalists, foreigners, residents, immigrants, elitists, have strange ways, are unassimilated, too assimilated, bankroll the left (like George Soros) or bankroll the right (like Sheldon Adelson). They control the media and control all the money. People hate Jews because they are weak and stateless, or because they are Zionists and defend Israel.

This hate can be justified in a number of ways, and it should be never applied to someone because he is Jewish.

The war along with a lot of fake news, shows oppression, which creates a narrative that divides humanity by race or creed or nation into two camps — the good and the evil, and with this mentality, many are trained to hate…

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Robin Low

Author, Traveler, Innovator. Focuses on Social Impact and Innovation.