US State Passes Law Defining Any Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-Semitic’ Just As They Kill 60 Civilians

Rachel Blevins–The news that Israel killed more than 60 Palestinians on Monday alone, has sparked criticism from Americans who are frustrated with the United States’ failure to hold one of its closest allies accountable for the human rights violations it is committing—and individuals in one state will soon be labeled as “anti-Semitic” for openly voicing their opinion.

South Carolina will become the first state to legally define criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitism” when a new measure goes into effect on July 1, targeting public schools and universities. While politicians have tried to pass the measure as a standalone law for two years, they finally succeeded temporarily by passing it as a “proviso” that was slipped into the 2018-2019 budget.

According to the text of the measure, the definition of “anti-Semitism” will now include:

  • a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities;
  • calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews; making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as a collective; accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, the state of Israel, or even for acts committed by non-Jews;
  • accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust;
  • accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations;
  • using the symbols and images associated with classic anti-Semitism to characterize Israel or Israelis;
  • drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis;
  • blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions;
  • applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation;
  • multilateral organizations focusing on Israel only for peace or human rights investigations;
  • denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist, provided, however, that criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as anti-Semitic.

As can be determined by the long list of ways in which South Carolina will now define “anti-Semitism,” individuals will be forced to tiptoe around a legitimate subject, and expressing an opinion that is no longer considered politically correct can now be legally used against them.

Calling out this bill is not antisemitic, it is pro free speech. Criticizing the Israeli government as well as any other government is the right and duty of all free humanity. Just as TFTP advocates for the freedom of Americans, we advocate for the freedom of Israelis and the Palestinians. Only through discussion and peaceful criticism will peace ever be achieved.

What’s more, even the chief of the IDF would be considered in violation of this law because in 2016, he gave a speech comparing the “contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.”

For as long as this bill has been proposed, it has been criticized by many who argue that it infringes on Americans’ First Amendment rights. With the measure currently focusing on public universities, it has left protesters concerned that it will hurt one group while allegedly helping another. Caroline Nagel, a professor at the University of South Carolina, told The State that she is concerned the law will discourage discussions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and will hinder pro-Palestine student groups.

This bill, I fear, will silence professors and student groups who are trying to explain and to give voice to a diversity of opinions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I am frankly baffled as to why any legislator would consider an ideal to curtail our freedom of speech,” Nagel said.

The United States is a country that prides itself on the “freedom and democracy” it has shared with other foreign nations over the years, and there is no doubt that if the governments in Syria, Iran or Russia were openly shooting and killing civilian protesters, the U.S. would be calling for war and championing a full-scale invasion.

But when Israel shoots and kills 60 civilians and injures around 1,700 in just one day, the U.S. responds to the bloodshed by blocking the United Nations Security Council’s attempt to push for an independent investigation into Israel’s actions.

Unfortunately, the idea that Israel should be exempt from criticism, and that all of its actions are automatically justified—when a very different standard applies to its neighbors—is nothing new in the United States.

As The Free Thought Project reported, 41 other members of Congress came together to champion proposed legislation in July 2017 that would “make literal criminals of any Americans boycotting Israel—a brazen, if not explicit, attack on the BDS Movement, incidentally exploding in popularity worldwide as the belligerent nation continues its occupation of Palestinian lands.”

Then when a hurricane caused massive destruction in Texas in October 2017, residents in Dickinson received a notice from the city that they would only receive funds to repair their homes if they agreed “not to boycott Israel.”

The new measure in South Carolina may focus on public universities right now, but it is setting a blueprint for other states to follow, and in addition to chipping away at the First Amendment, it is serving as a clear reminder that the United States only seems to care about oppressive governments who commit human rights violations when those governments are not considered “close allies.”

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21 Replies to “US State Passes Law Defining Any Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-Semitic’ Just As They Kill 60 Civilians

  1. The charge that the US is Israeli occupied territory is obviously justified and the naïve belief that the Bill of Rights is still in force is obviously self deception.

    1. Can we still criticize like, Israeli movies and Israeli food and Israeli hotels. Gee wiz . . . those Israelis sure can’t take criticism! How about Israeli women? Israeli basketball players in the NBA? How about policy decisions by Israeli leaders? We can all criticize Russian polices, why not Israeli polices? MOST of the world’s Jewish people are probably embarrassed by all this, because let’s face it, Israel doesn’t now or ever has represented the TRUE voice of Judaism in the world! One thing Jewish people generally aren’t is stupid. For them to be automatically registered with the actions of Israel must make them boil. Personally, I like the Israeli people. It’s their corrupt leaders I have an issue with, just like the ones in the Homeland. These “criticism” laws are nothing more than regurgitated McCarthyism, a chapter in American history that was dark indeed and something a smart nation should have learned from a long time ago.

      1. When reaping the benefits of collectively being lumped as “jews”, they play the jew card without ceasing. When it is applied against them to confront their crimes or racism? They scream- “we are individuals- dont lump us together!- its not ‘all’ jews”.
        That Americans are forced to pay incredible amounts of tax free stipends and massive trillions of their paychecks to this filth of a fake country, is enraging- and yet we cant criticize this same fake entity who bribes, blackmails and murders its way infiltrating our govt, media, judiciary and law enforcement?? It is a true silent DICTATORSHIP that we live under- and it is illegal to even acknowledge it! This elite, untouchable privileged class that we are now creating by granting them full immunity from all crimes and corruption will be the final nail to pound their tyranny in place. Think of it- it is accepted to insult ANYONE- POTUS, God –anything American society holds most dear- EXCEPT this FOREIGN country who shouldnt even be a factor in our govt by its very FOREIGN status!. WTFU people. DONT accept this. It is exactly what jews did as ‘bolsheviks’ to the USSR, eventually giving the death penalty for transgressing.. If we allow these illegal laws to stand? That fate will be ours too, within a decade.

  2. Israel USED to be alright. That is….until Russia took Her over in 1948.
    The fake Jews that control Israel are a bunch a satan-worshipping, child molesting punks.
    How Israel EVER pulled the wool of the sheep over their own eyes…is beyond me.
    After-all, ANY COUNTRY associated with Russia is an Country of Idiots.
    Can ya hear me, Donald?? You fake Jew son-of-a-bitch.
    Israel isn’t worthy to lick the sweat from my balls.

    1. Water canons…Are you suggesting that recent protests in western nations should be met with snipers and live bullets. This is why I say #KickisraelOut of all international organisations because she is lowering the standards by which nations will deal with protesters.

      1. ADDENDUM: (((Rothschilds))) OWN both REUTERS & ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP). SIX (6!) “Jew”-ish Media Moguls OWN-AND-OPERATE 96% of the worlds major media. LIBTARDS don’t THINK for themselves. They simply PARROT or REPEAT what they hear from the (((MSM))). Get it? Similarly, ZION-IST “Christians” simply PARROT or REPEAT what they hear from their Pastors/Preachers, who haven’t studied HISTORY or the HISTORY OF THE “JEWS”.

        The Western 1% COUNTERFEIT “Jews” (((Rothschilds))), (((Warburgs))), et al, OWN THE MINDS OF BOTH THE LIB-TARDS & ZION-IST “Christians”. The Western 1% are FABIAN SOCIALISTS & ZIONISTS & THEY FINANCE COMMUNISM. The END-GOAL OF SOCIALISM IS FULL-BLOWN (((COMMUNISM))). That is why WALL STREET BANKERS (Rothschild-agents Jacob Schiff & Paul Warburg FINANCED Lev Bronstein, aka Leon Trotsky, and why Max Warburg FINANCED Lenin. The two groups of AMERICANS that need to PULL THEIR HEADS OUT OF THEIR ASSES ~ are 1) LIB-TARD SOCIALISTS, and 2) ZION-IST “Christians” (or SKULL & BONES, or “Neo-con” “Christians”).

        STUDY HISTORY!

        In 1917, (((Paul Warburg))), and (((Jacob Schiff))), both Rothschild-agents, on Wall St., handed (((Lev Bronstein))) (aka Leon Trotsky) $20 Million (USD) in gold, when Bronstein/Trotsky boarded a ship, in New York Harbor, bound for Russia, and the Rothschild-financed overthrow (really massacre) of the Romanov Family Dynasty. Meanwhile, in Germany, (((Max Warburg))) (Paul’s brother) handed Lenin $6 Million (USD), and provided Lenin safe passage, from Switzerland through Germany. Lenin then traveled on to Sweden & Finland, before arriving in Russia. “Out of 388 members of the new Russian government, only 16 happened to be Russians. One was an American Black. And all the rest, all the rest, 371, were Jews. Of these 371 Jewish Bolshevik leaders, no less than 265 of them were from the Lower East Side of New York City. So you see, the Russian Revolution wasn’t Russian at all.”

        Source: “All America Must Know the Terror That is Upon Us”
        http://www.amfirstbooks.com/IntroPages/ToolBarTopics/Articles/Featured_Authors/strom,_kevin/kevin_strom_works/Kevin_Strom_1991-1994/Kevin_A._Strom_19930814-ADV_All_America_Must_Know_the_Terror_That_Is_Upon_Us.html

        Turns out, that (((Karl Marx))) was related to the Rothschilds. It was (((MOSES HESS))) that inspired and mentored Karl Marx. Karl Marx called Moses Hess “my Communist rabbi”. (((Karl Marx))) published THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO in 1848. COMMUNISM AND ZIONISM both come from the (racist, supremacist) JUDAIC TALMUDISTS.

        Can you imagine if AMERICANS began shooting Mexicans (or anyone else) along our Southern border? Yet, the COUNTERFEIT “Jew”-ish “Israelis” do it every day to Palestinians (in PALESTINE!) (((Rothschild)))-“Israel” was created in 1948 AD. FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME ~ EVER ~ IN HUMAN HISTORY ~ IN PALESTINE. TIME TO WAKE UP, AMERICA.

        1. Yes. it is good to see a fellow.
          That understands that sometimes it is best to be that one voice the says “NO”.
          I salute You.
          Yesterday, I went on a crash history review for 18+ hours.
          When I was done for sh->ts grins and giggles> Decided to do a little more.
          Jesuits influenced Marx/Engels. And, Because of the M/E doctrine Communism Fascism Nazism Socialism and Zionism . Are the baby’s..They Birthed.

  3. Like HELL, I’ll keep my mouth shut!

    It is against the First Amendment!
    “Any law that contradicts the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, is NULL AND VOID!

    THis means this “law” is NOT legal!

  4. If South Carolina is going to pass “laws” against the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the First Amendment, then, it’s no use those “Officials” being there, their office is automatically, invalidated.

    Then, it’s best these “officials” be forced out of office – they’re no use to us. They, themselves, have negated their position, being voted in, via the U.S. Constitution, the Constitutional System.

    The First Amendment RECOGNIZES our God-Given RIght of Free Speech!
    It’s NOT a Privilege given to us, by the Government, is is our RIGHT!

    We will NOT Shut up!

  5. Do whatever you want. Just don’t undermine the American constitution to get your way.

    Nice attempt at deflection though.

  6. PROsemitic ——- what is it?
    If there is an “antisemitism” you must ask: “What is PROsemitism?”
    PROsemitism must be a supporter of “semitism”, which really means Judaism (though most Moslems are SEMITIC and most JEWS are NOT). So what are you supporting if you are a PROsemite? Well first of all we must define Judaism:
    Judaism is neither a race or a religion, it is Xenophobic Tribalism.
    XENOPHOBIC: n.
    A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
    TRIBALISM: n.
    1. The organization, culture, or beliefs of a tribe.
    2. A strong feeling of identity with and loyalty to one’s tribe or group.
    So right off the get-go you hate all NON-Jews, NON-members of YOUR group(TRIBE).
    You “bundle together” for support and safety, the very definition of Fascism
    THAT means, that if I am not one of the TRIBE, you do not like me.
    Since Jews BRAND all NON-Jews “gentile” automatically denigrating them, to be PROsemitic one must by definition be ANTI-GENTILE.
    They hate all NON-Jews so fundamentally, that they have to SPECIFICALLY name “RIGHTEOUS GENTILES”.
    Those are NON-Jewish HUMANS that went so far out of their way to help/save Jews that the Jews were FORCED to ACKNOWLEDGE the humanity of that specific ‘gentile”. You see, PROsemites do not acknowledge the EQUALITY of spirituality and humanity of “gentiles”
    What the Jewish Rabbis think of JESUS “As for Christianity, there is a dispute among Halachic authorities, but the vast majority consider it idolatry as well. Islam, on the other hand, is not considered idolatry.” Read that last bit again VERY SLOWLY so the “christianzionists” can follow: “ISLAM, on the other hand, is NOT considered idolatry.” ………..

    According to the SPLC & ADL an organization is a “HATE GROUP” if it has
    “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people”.
    Jews have HATED Egypt for 3,500 years.
    Jews have HATED Babylon for 2,500 years.
    Jews have HATED CHRIST and his followers for 2,000 years.

    David Ben-Gurion, one of the father founders of Israel, described Zionist aims in 1948: “A Christian state should be established [in Lebanon], with its southern border on the Litani river. We will make an alliance with it. When we smash the Arab Legion’s strength and bomb Amman, we will eliminate Transjordan too, and then Syria will fall. If Egypt still dares to fight on, we shall bomb Port Said, Alexandria and Cairo… And in this fashion, we will end the war and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram “………….. read that again
    “and settle our forefathers’ account with Egypt, Assyria, and Aram”
    They are STILL HATING and planning deadly attacks after 3,500+ YEARS .
    How do you think they feel about JESUS CHRIST whom they HATE most of ALL.
    Israel’s MOTTOES:
    (1) NEVER forgive & NEVER forget.
    (2) By Way of Deception you will Do War.
    Their ONLY(monotheistic) “god” is a WAR god
    PROsemitism is ANTI-HUMANism

  7. anti-GENTILISM is the problem. Cavemen did not sit around their caves:
    GROK: “HEY, me hate Jews.”
    HORG: “What a Jew?”
    GROK: “Me not know …. but me hate”
    HORG: ” We wait for Jew to come so we be mean to him”
    Then non-Jews sat for tens of thousands of years waiting, waiting, waiting, for a Jew to come along, so we could all be mean for no reason. Sorry, what happened was Jews created a social system of Xenophobic Tribalism (look it up) wherein THEY hate all NON-Jews, and this hate of all non-Tribe members has, naturally, caused People to not like them.
    anti-semitic … that’s what they called Jesus of Nazareth in the Galilee …
    JUDAS ISCARIOT was a JEW beloved by the Temple Priests.
    Judaism is neither a race or a religion, it is Xenophobic Tribalism.
    XENOPHOBIC: n.
    A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
    TRIBALISM: n.
    1. The organization, culture, or beliefs of a tribe.
    2. A strong feeling of identity with and loyalty to one’s tribe or group.
    Quick summation? They are the enemy of anyone who is not a TRIBAL MEMBER …… and only “tolerate” Gentiles.

    The World should insist Israel live by the standards Israel demands of others. Be judged as Ye judge others. If Israel wants to be recognized, Israel must recognize the EQUALITY and HUMANITY of ALL People. Quit calling NON-Jews SHISKA, GOYIM, GENTILE. If Israel wants Hamas to ‘repudiate’ their charter, Israel must REPUDIATE their manual of hate, the TORAH, which openly proclaims that all ‘gentiles’ should be ‘Hewers of wood, and bearers of water’ …….. for Israel.
    Israel must recognize the Native People’s RIGHT to a Palestinian state.
    Israel REFUSES to sign the Non Proliferation Treaty or open It’s NUKES to inspection, Israel should have the exact same sanctions that were put on Iran.

    “Anti-Semitism is nothing but the antagonistic attitude produced in the non-Jew by the Jewish group. The Jewish group has thrived on oppression and on the antagonism it has forever met in the world… the root cause is their use of enemies they create in order to keep solidarity…” — Albert Einstein, quoted in Collier’s Magazine, November 26, 1938

  8. “Anti-Semitism does not signify opposition to Semitism. There is no such thing.
    It is an expression we Jews use effectively as a smear word used to brand as a bigot, like you guys, anyone who brings criticism against Jews. We use it against hate-mongers.” -Harold Wallace Rosenthal

    The first legislative act passed by the Bolsheviks when they took over Russia was the Anti semitism Act…punishable with 10 years in prison. “Bolshevism, this symbol of chaos and of the spirit of destruction, is above all an anti-Christian and anti-social conception. This present destructive tendency is clearly advantageous for only one national and religious entity: Judaism. The fact that Jews are the most active element in present-day revolutions as well as in revolutionary socialism, that they draw to themselves the power forced from the peoples of other nations by revolution, is a fact by itself, independent of the question of knowing if that comes from organized world-wide Judaism, from Jewish Free Masonry or by an elementary evolution brought about by Jewish national solidarity and the accumulation of capital in the hands of Jewish bankers.

    The contest is becoming more definite. The domination of revolutionary Judaism in Russia and the open support given to this Jewish Bolshevism by Judaism the world over finally clear up the situation, show the cards and put the question of the battle of Christianity against Judaism, of the National State against the International, that is to say, in reality, against Jewish world power. M. Lokotj, former Russian revolutionary

    The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia was the work of jewish planning and jewish
    dissatisfaction. Our Plan is to have a New World Order. What worked so wonderfully
    in Russia is going to become a reality for the whole world. “
    The American Hebrew Magazine, New York, September 10, 1920

    “Zionism is a political program for the conquest of the world…Zionism destroyed Russia by violence as a warning to other nations. It is destroying the United States through bankruptcy, as Lenin advised. Zionism wants another world war if necessary to enslave the people. Our manpower is scattered over the world. Will we be destroyed from within or will we wake up in time to prevent it?” (Pamphlet “Zionism Rules the World”) Henry H. Klein A Devout Jew: Exposed Rothschild’s Zionist Banker-Controlled Scheme Known As New World Order

    Lenin had said: “The best revolutionary is a youth devoid of morals.” His word being law in Communist organizations, all members work secretly to make young people of both sexes anti-social and immoral. Children up to teen-age are taught to rebel against the discipline of the home. Parents are represented to their children as old-fashioned. Parental authority is scoffed at. The subverters argue that parents have lied to their children since they were old enough to listen, regarding Santa Claus and where babies come from. The subversives claims parents are the victims of reactionary teachings and capitalistic exploitation. The child is encouraged to educate the parents in regard to modern and progressive ideas. They are warned that, for their own good, they must refuse to be dominated or disciplined by their parents. The purpose of this subversive campaign is to destroy the sanctity, and unity, of the home which is the foundation upon which our civilization is founded.
    SOURCE: PAWNS IN THE GAME, page 126, by William Guy Carr, 1958

    The ADL and the Great Sedition Trial
    http://www.jrbooksonline.com/adl/adl/the-adl-and-the-great-sedition-trial.htm
    little-known story of the criminal trial in which 30 Americans were tried on trumped-up charges of “sedition” brought by the Justice Department of President Franklin D. Roosevelt against his critics. The evidence shows that it was the ADL that actually provided the FBI the “evidence” used to bring the false charges against the defendants.

  9. Hank, you said you generally like Israeli people, it’s their leaders… Well as a German citizen critical of US foreign policy I can say the same about the US. I like Americans but despise their leaders, which includes nearly all of Congress and many state governments (see South Carolina). Now who is voting senators and reps into office; isn’t it the people? Which means: Provided election outcomes reflect the sentiment of US citizens (which I doubt in some cases) people who vote narcissistic, corrupt, power-hungry individuals into office cannot be my friends and I blame the ignorance, false patriotism, selfishness, chauvinism and arrogance of a majority of Americans for the poor reputation Americans have internationally.

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