…for dealing with anti-Semitism that disguises itself as criticism of AIPAC and the ADL?
You know the shit I’m talking about. Those really shifty references to “Jewish money” and “Jewish lobbyists” and “the powerful Israel lobby” and “the Jewish right wing.” I’ve noticed that people are always careful not to make any blatant claims about “all” Jews; they usually just stick to things like, “I don’t have a problem with Jews in general but don’t you think it’s interesting that the Israel lobby is so powerful? No, of course the Jews aren’t controlling the American government, but why is the American government doing whatever Israel wants it to? All politicians have to get the approval of the right wing Jewish lobby. I’m just saying we all need to think about this, you know? Anti-Semitism sucks but, you know, I’m just saying. Here’s a link to an article that proves me right.”
How do you call them out on this? What facts do you bring up? What myths do you refute? What strategies have you found effective? (I realize that some people aren’t worth arguing with, but when these types of comments are out there on blogs and such, I want there to be a record of dissent and refutation.)