Natan Saransky distinguishes legitimate criticism from anti-Semtism by the the three D’s:

1. Demonization– when Jews are described as an aside from humanity. When they are collectively held accountable for individual acts, and described with evil ‘tendencies.’ This is common in the Arab media (see MEMRI connection in Recommended Site below), and sadly on many of our college campuses.

“The notion that all Jews are responsible for whatever any Jews do is not a Zionist notion. It is an anti-Semitic notion.” Leon Wieseltier

2. Double Standard– When Israel is held strictly accountable for acts or conditions that are openly tolerated or ignored in numerous other countries. By this fact The United Nations is the most noted anti-Semitic agency in the world. Israel is the brunt of a hugely disproportionate number of UN resolutions while countries still practicing slavery, genocide, intolerance of religious and women’s rights are the subject of nearly none.

3. Deligitimization– Israel was granted statehood by the United Nations 60 years ago and recognized by all of the major western powers. Yet its very existence is disputed by its neighbors and screamed by the ‘anti Zionists’ on college campuses and taught in many Middle Eastern schools where there is no Israel on the map. There is no such protest about the origins of Syria, Jordan, Iraq or Saudi Arabia which were also decided by colonial powers a century ago.

“ Old fashioned anti- Semitism was justified in the name of ethnic, Aryan, white purity, superiority and nationalism” while the new anti-Semitism is cast “by politically correct people in the name of anticolonialism, anti-imperialism, antiracism , and pacifism.” Phyllis Chesler

“Israel is the only state in the world today, and the Jews the only people in the world today, that are the object of a standing set of threats from governmental, religious, and terrorist bodies seeking their destruction.” Canadian Minister of Justice and Attorney General Irwin Cotler

from “Will Israel Survive” by Mitchel Bard