I fear I might be opening a can of worms but here goes.
This is a genuine question. Not a racist statement or a comment on the state of Israel. I am genuinely confused.
What constitutes anti-Semitism? I know that if someone says or acts detrimentally towards a Jewish person simply because they're Jewish then they're being anti-Semitic. In just the same way as if someone says or acts detrimentally to someone because of their race then they're being racist. But I can say that I don't like the way the American government treats South American refugees without being accused of being racist or anti-American. I can say that I think the Rohingya people have been treated abominably by the government of Mayanmar without being racist or anti-Mayanmar and I can say that apartheid in South Africa was a disgrace without being racist or anti-South African. But I can't say that I disagree with the way the Israeli government treats the Palestinians because that would be anti-Semitic. I can criticise any government in any country without being racist or anti-that country but I can't say the same thing about the Israeli government. I'm not saying all Jewish people agree with their government just as I'm not saying all Americans agree with what's happening to refugees or all people from Myanmar agree with what happened to the Rohingya or that all South Africans were racist supporters of apartheid just as I'm not saying all Jewish people agree with the treatment of the Palestinians. So why is it OK for me to say that I dislike government policies of any country except one?
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