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Nov 19, 2023Liked by Amir Pars

This is the best written analysis I have ever read about this subject.

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I am grateful for your courageous pursuit of honesty and truth.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Amir Pars

Amir - you are a ray of light shining upon the darkness of antisemitism. For the interested, the interview between Piers Morgan and "The Green Prince" will also show how Hamas cares about the Palestinians in Gaza.

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Nov 12, 2023Liked by Amir Pars

Incredible

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Amir Pars

A remarkable essay, thank you for this!

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I can't recall reading anything about anti-Semitism more enlightening than this, Amir. Really, it is stunning in its honesty and courage. Deeply insightful. Thank you.

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Damn, dude, that was an awesome read. Thanks for sharing it on TFC the other day, and for talking with all of us on the monthly Zoom.

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Nov 12, 2023Liked by Amir Pars

Thank you for this.

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For Jew-haters (euphemistically called "AntiSemites") -- the "Jew" is often a substitutional manifestation of self-loathing, and in many instances a psychological excuse for personal failings. IOW, people who are not successful tend to look-around for someone else to blame. "The Jews" are successful, so the Jews get the blame.

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Thank you for this post. The only safe space in the ME for Arabs and Persians is in Israel(except from militant Arabs and Persians).

"It is Islam which degrades once remarkable countries like Iran and Lebanon to hellholes for their citizens. It is Islam which inspires doctors and engineers in the West to give up their livelihoods to join an apocalyptic cult in Syria and Iraq, where they proceed to mass rape Yazidi girls, behead kuffars and even slaughter fellow Muslims for not being zealous enough."

I recently learned that Lebanon was a Christian nation and prospering accordingly before the militant rats moved in.

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Antizionist…not antisemitic

One isn't the other.

Jews and Palestinians are both Semitic tribes

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Thank you so very, very much. I want to post your piece everywhere. And I hope you’ll add my name to the list of those writers you feel companionship with! My latest piece: https://open.substack.com/pub/susanbordo/p/the-rhetorical-escalator?r=384ha&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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Thank you for this piece. In the sea of gaslighting we are living in, it’s good to know some are still able to see.

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You can’t imagine how much this means to us, liberal Jews who feel abandoned by our Western institutions. We are constantly being gaslighted and tarred as Islamophobic for understanding the world you’ve described. My daughter is at the University of Michigan, where the young woman activist who posted “Until my last breath I will utter death to every single individual who supports the Zionist state. Death and more. Death and worse” was also the recipient of the 2024 MLK Spirit Award that honors students “who best exemplify the leadership and extraordinary vision of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” It’s Orwellian. Thank you for standing up for sanity.

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Yikes, I just reposted your piece with a comment that it was “medicine for battered Jewish souls.” And Facebook has warned that it may be taken down for “going against community standards.” What???

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I found this painful but a powerful argument for standing by Israel (and all Jews).

We will never abandon Israel, our Jewish friends, our neighbors, our inclusive family.

Antisemitism is a disease driven by ignorance and foul indoctrination. It cannot be tolerated any more than a pandemic be left to (as some depraved not to mention truly stupid people maintained) ‘kill off the weak.’

We either embrace an enlightened view of morality, an idea of civilization based on mutual respect- or we retreat, grunting like, well, the mindless, back to a cave.

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