No; criticising Israel is not anti-Semitic! Singling Israel and the Israelis out for biased and special criticism is.
Why don’t the Leftists look at what’s happening in the Sudan with the Jihad against the Christians and animists of the south, in which over two millions have died in the last ten years or so? Why doesn’t they look to Pakistan, Indonesia, the Philippines and indeed Palestine, in which Christians and other non-Islamic believers are persecuted every day? What about the Jihad against Buddhists in southern Thailand which has already claimed more lives than the events in Palestine? I hate to say it, but has this got something to do with fashion? That is, it is taken as a given that if you are a lefty that you must rant on and on about Israel and its so-called ‘genocide’ or ‘holocaust’ against the Palestinians… Some Holocaust! Less than six thousand Palestinians have been killed, mainly unintentionally, in the last ten years. Six million Jews were deliberately murdered in about six years in Europe.
And what is this ‘Jewish lobby’ (does they mean ‘Israel/i lobby’?) which so many leftists go on about like a mantra? Does it really exist in any way that is substantially different to the ‘black lobby’ or the ‘gay lobby’ or even the ‘green lobby’? What about the hugely powerful ‘Muslim lobby’ in the United Nations? That is, what about the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) which is the second biggest institution in the UN? (Why is there no Christian, Hindu, Buddhist or Jewish ‘conference’ in the UN?) Guess what, it repeatedly asks the UN to ‘discuss’ Israel. And guess what again, the UN does repeatedly discuss Israel. All at the expense of discussing the Sudan, which it is happy with, or even the situation in Tibet, which it just about ignores because the Tibetans haven’t produced any suicide bombers or terrorists to blackmail us with.