Kosher Certificate for Anti-Semitism
The New York Times’ editorial page for all intents and purposes serves as the Shulchan Aruch of the secular Jew, who analyzes and absorbs it with the same gusto as the most dedicated Daf Yomi devotee. Thus when Professor Joseph Levine deposited his apologia for the dismantling of the Jewish state in the March 9th edition of that sacred folio, the shock waves were felt from the canyons of Midtown to locales as far-flung and diverse as the Upper West Side and Miami Beach.
Levine’s 2,068 word treatise can be boiled down to his genocide justifying assertion that “the very idea of a Jewish state is undemocratic, a violation of the self-determination rights of its non-Jewish citizens, and therefore morally problematic.” But this is not the gut punch, Levine saves that for the end. Having thrown the wolves sufficient red meat to whip them into a salivating frenzy, the Jewish academic slaps a certificate of Kashrut on their murderous intentions with the closing decree that “there’s nothing anti-Semitic in pointing this out, and it’s time the question was discussed openly on its merits, without the charge of anti-Semitism.“
Thus Levine delivers a gift as lovely to haters of the Jewish people as the oft quoted Protocols, but unlike The forged Protocols, this gift comes wrapped with Levine’s elegantly tied bow of absolution from any pretense of Anti-Semitism.
Prof. Edward Alexander offers a superb take down of Levine’s professorial perversity in today’s Algemeiner, pointing out that “the imperfections Levine imputes to Israel because it calls itself “Jewish” manifest themselves–a hundred fold–in scores of members of the United Nations, yet he demands the dissolution only of the Jewish nation” Read Alexander’s entire piece HERE.