Speaking on BBC Question Time the other day, George Galloway MP went out of his way to distinguish between Israel and Zionism on the one hand, and Judaism and Jewishness on the other.
However, the North London Jews in the siudio audience made it very clear that this distinction did not apply to them. They made it obvious that, for them, Israel is the ‘Jewish State’ and that being Jewish, Israel is therefore their State. So it is no wonder that the anti-semitic card is, it seems, being played every time there is a mere mention of Israel nowadays.
But if we become afraid to speak out against injustice and tyranny, then we are already slaves.
”All of my rhetoric, and for more than forty years, is against Israel. None of it is against Jews.” – George Galloway (9 February 2015) : http://redmolucca.net/2015/02/09/reflections-on-question-time-of-5th-february-2015/