If you criticized South African apartheid then you were an anti-white racist. That’s the logic of equating any criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism.
In his soon to be released memoirs, former Australian Labor foreign minister Bob Carr remarks on the considerable influence the Israel lobby in Australia had on Julia Gillard when she was prime minister. For this he has been labeled a bigot by the most hard-line Zionist in the Labor Party, federal MP Michael Danby.
Danby has a history of manipulating sympathy for Jewish people, particularly because of the holocaust, into real bigotry: justifying the repression the Palestinians.
This comment is now typical of Israel’s most ardent supporters around the world.
Apologizing for the existence of the Israeli apartheid state, but also for any particular Israeli government policy, they employ a cheap trick: pretending that Zionism and the Jewish religion are the same thing