I think we are seeing the birth of a new pathology that seeks to target British and other Diaspora Jews for expressing sympathy or support for Israel, or, even, not expressing sufficient criticism to merit not being ‘ostracized’.
If you read the militant, aggressive, at times pathological tone of not a few of the denizens of Seymour’s Place, in which Steve Brown calls for the resentful, unhappy and disgruntled to make the embassy of the Jewish state the focus of their disaffection, we are seeing, I think, open incitement to hatred, that, in some cases, the one above, at least, can be described as antisemitic in classic terms.
Seymour does not define what he means by ‘ostracized’, but, given the dark tones of not a few of his regular pathologicals, I think we can safely assume that he prefers to leave it to the readers imagination -if for no other than legal reasons.
Would you trust any of these characters that, in a single, unitary, Palestinian state, Jews would have the same right of national expression and determination, or security, as Arabs, or that their euphemisms of ‘peace’ or ‘justice’ etc were anything other than covers for them to work out their singular, (transferredly) vengeful pathologies?
Again, if not again, we are seeing the transmogrification of the socialism of fools.
Supposed academics and intellectuals like Richard Seymour and John Game have turned ‘Zionism’ into one of the major evils, if not the major evil, in the world. It occupies the same place in their mental scheme of things as Judaism, Jewishness and Jews in the weltanschaaung of certain sorts of people who existed long before the Jewish state of Israel did.
The fact that these individuals should know better is, unfortunately, offset by an extreme poverty of knowledge and understanding of, not only European cultural Christian history with regard to Jews, but also Arab and Asian cultural Islamic -the latter being the very culture, history and society that they claim to understand and know better than “western orientalists”.
Well, with regard to the Jews of the middle east, whether they originated in Christendom or Islam, they look spectacularly orientalist and Euro-centric to me.
The ignorant intellectual, the uneducated academic, the rabble rouser and demagogue, combined with the unhappy, resentful, disgruntled and disaffected have always been among the greatest threats to Jews in the diaspora. It is one of the most poisonous combinations imaginable.