US Support for the State of Israel Essay

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**It is perfectly acceptable to criticize Israel’s policies. Israelis do it all the time in blistering debates, but criticism turns into classic anti-Semitism, according to Stand with Us and Christians United for Israel in the magazine Israel 101, when it exhibits the Three Ds of anti-Semitism Delegitimization, Double Standards, and Demonization. “Delegitimization: The Jewish State has no right to exist. Israelis do not belong in the Middle East. Double Standards: Israel is condemned harshly for self-defense measures and social problems that are seen as acceptable or inevitable in other nations. Demonization: Through distortions and lies, Israel is depicted as the world’s most evil and dangerous country, and the claim is made that if the…show more content…
**It is perfectly acceptable to criticize Israel’s policies. Israelis do it all the time in blistering debates, but criticism turns into classic anti-Semitism, according to Stand with Us and Christians United for Israel in the magazine Israel 101, when it exhibits the Three Ds of anti-Semitism Delegitimization, Double Standards, and Demonization. “Delegitimization: The Jewish State has no right to exist. Israelis do not belong in the Middle East. Double Standards: Israel is condemned harshly for self-defense measures and social problems that are seen as acceptable or inevitable in other nations. Demonization: Through distortions and lies, Israel is depicted as the world’s most evil and dangerous country, and the claim is made that if the Jewish State ceased to exist, the middle east’s and the world’s problems would be solved” (Israel 101, 39). In a poll taken in 2007 from citizens of 15 countries in the European Union (EU), it was found that as a country, Israel posed a greater threat to world peace followed by Iran, North Korea, and the United States (Simon 154-55). Even to all this opposition, Christian Zionism is in support of Israel. Zion is an “age old” name for Jerusalem and the land of Israel. Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people “who sought to restore their freedom and independence in their ancestral land” (Israel 101, 4). The Zionist movement is based on the idea that the Jewish people have a “historical and spiritual claim to the land
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