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Co-Founder of Students for Justice in Palestine Shares Insanely Anti-Semitic Memes, Offers World's Least Convincing Apology.

As anyone who has ever discussed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict knows, it is sometimes difficult to determine whether criticism of the Jewish state has crossed over into animus towards Jews. In such cases, reasonable minds may differ. Then there is the case of Hatem Bazian, a longtime lecturer at Berkeley and co-founder of Students for Justice in Palestine, who retweeted these images on Twitter this past Tuesday:

Needless to say, these are not anti-Israel images, they are anti-Semitic imagesfrom the caricatures of religious Jews, to the comparison of Ashkenazi Jews to Nazis, to the use of symbols like yarmulkes and repeated invocations of the Jewish religion. Moreover, as The Atlantic's Graeme Wood observed, one of the memes is also clearly racist in its "ridicul[ing] a Korean for saying 'Donald Tlump.'" The account that shared these images, and that Bazian retweeted to his 16,000 followers, regularly refers to "ZioNazi Jews," questions the Holocaust, and denies that Jews even existed in the biblical period, among other classical anti-Semitic tropes.

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Author:Rosenberg, Yair
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Article Type:Correction notice
Date:Nov 28, 2017
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