Oh, phooey! Nothing Carol has said is antisemetic. Or even anti-Israel.
I, for one, am getting to be violently anti-troll. Who is GUEST New Yorker anyway, and what the hell is he doing on a folk music site?
I don't believe there are very many Americans who are anti-Israel. But there is just some limit to what is tolerable. I myself used to be a fervent admirer of Israel. To me, Sabras were heros. They stood not only for Jewish resilience in the face of adversity, but for social justice, equality. Not any more. The occupation has corrupted Israel. Keeping a people in subservience corrupts. Degrading another people to peons, condemned to to do the dirty work forever, corrupts. And the conduct of the Israeli Right, who have been in control for quite some time, is such that any fool could plainly see would engender hatred and bring disaster on its own people. The settlement policy is not only a violation of international law, it is a crime against humanity. What does it mean to disposess people, inch by inch, of the land on which their ancestors have lived for at least 2000 years? Is it "ethnic cleansing"? And it isn't only wrong, it's psychologicaly idiotic. Gee! If you are going to run a people off their land and let them go starve in come corner or cranny, you should at least do at all at once. Not make it into a process of slow torture, drive them to madness, and smugly point out to the world how crazy they are.
I really hope Israel will abide. But how to save it from the Israelis? How save the world from guys who think like GUEST New Yorker? It's almost as mind-numbing a task as saving America from GWM.