When it Comes to Israel, there's always an Antisemitic Double Standard at Play

Talk about a double standard.

When Israeli forces raided a flotilla on its way to the Gaza Strip, there were calls from around the world for sanctions against Israel. The United Nations was called upon, Arab nations cried foul, even Turkey, a self-styled secular democracy, was on the verge of severing ties with the world’s only Jewish state over the incident.

“Israel cannot find any better friend in the region than Turkey,” Namik Tan, the ambassador, told reporters at the time. “And Israel is about to lose that friend.”

Then, last week, Turkey continued its years-long struggle with its Kurdish ethnic minority by bombing the predominantly Kurdish section of the nation — using Israeli-made weapons — and sending in the infantry to clean up the job.

So where are the calls for sanctions against Turkey? Where are the Arab nations calling for an end to Muslim on Muslim violence? Where are the Europeans crying for the loss of Kurdish lives?

Aren’t the Kurds merely fighting for a homeland? Aren’t the Kurds discriminated against in their own countries?

The difference is, there are no Jews involved.

There are those who say that the flotillas contained “activists.” Well, the Kurdish organization known as the PKK has been fighting both politically and militarily for recognition for years.... They could be called “activists,” too, right?

Any vestige of an indication that international condemnation of Israel is not rooted in antisemitism just went out the window. So, yes, Turkey, and its policy of viciously attacking an ethnic minority, is the best friend Israel could have.

It proved, for anyone who was watching, that the knife doesn’t cut both ways. -Regsiter Citizen



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