WASHINGTON DC, Friday, February 3, 2023 (WAFA) – A letter recently signed by 169 US Jewish leaders has expressed concern over the conflation of antisemitism with criticism of racist policies proposed by the new hardline Israeli government.
The letter calls for a critical and necessary debate about the hardcore Israeli government’s policies, warning against false accusations of antisemitism aimed at critics of Apartheid Israel.
“Those who employ accusations of antisemitism as a political weapon poison the debate. They weaken our ability to fight real antisemitism and effectively advocate for a strong US-Israel relationship,” read the letter.
“Accusations of antisemitism, however, must not be abused or misused. Indeed, it is profoundly irresponsible to conflate charges of antisemitism with criticism of Israeli policies, especially when antisemitism is on the rise in our country and elsewhere around the world”.