Similarly with International Socialists (Leftists) like Shlomo Sand (a self-described “communist”). They say what they say because they are already against capitalist democracy and the very idea of a “state for the Jews” (which, of course, both come together in the state of Israel). To Shlomo Sand himself, the Israelis - as well as many Jews worldwide - use their “ethnos” (as he puts it) to justify their “territorial ambitions”. In other words, Sand is using a classical Marxist/communist theory and applying it to today's Israelis and Jews. (Of course Marx, Stalin and other well-known Leftist Jew-haters, or “anti-Zionists”, had already done pretty much the same thing long before Shlomo Sand.)
I mentioned Professor Shlomo Sand earlier. He argues that Jews and Israelis reject Koestler's theory simply because
The very same racists who argued that the Jews were evil and conspiratorial because of their Semitic DNA (as it were), are now using another racial theory - which is a direct contradiction of the former one - to say pretty much the same thing.
1) Shlomo Sand is a self-described "communist". It can be said that he's using his anti-capitalism and other Marxist theories to legitimise his own - and others - pre-existing hatred of the Jews. In the case of Leftists since Marx himself, the Jews have been seen as closely connected to capitalism. (This is strange when you consider Jews like Sand himself, as well as Chomsky, Finkelstein, etc.).
Jew-hatred has to be updated. And Marx and Shlomo Sand have done that with their Marxist theories. So course Jew-hatred predates capitalism and the creation of democratic states. And I make that point about the morphing of Jew-hatred in the piece.
Shlomo Sand wants to make the West Bank Judenrein. (Gaza is already free of Jews.) This is strange when you consider the one million Arabs in Israel. It's also strange when you think about European and Western Leftists who otherwise agree with immigration and the mixing of communities - but not when it comes to the West Bank and Jews, it seems. (The UK imported up to five million immigrants between 2000 and 2010. How many Jews are there in the West Bank?)
Because Palestine has never been a state, and Jews have always lived in the West Bank area, it can hardly be said, though, that Jews are immigrating into the West Bank; but the general point still holds - Leftist hypocrisy.
Of course the Muslims and Islamists whom Western Leftists support want to make the entire Middle East Judenrein (and, to a lesser extent, free of Christians) - otherwise why else would they make such a fuss about a country that's about the size of Wales? Muslims have already nearly made the Middle East free of Jews and now they are getting to work on the West Bank - followed by Israel itself.
Millions of other Muslims also think that India, Andalusia (Spain), southern France, etc. "belong to Allah".
So what's the Leftist-Islamist solution to this? I may be being illogical and stupid here, but this sounds like they are arguing for another Final Solution: this time a Leftist-Islamist one. I know that not all Leftists think this way; but that minority who do so is growing every day.
Clearly not all Jews can trace their lineage back to Israel because of the many Jewish converts and other factors. (Though this has nothing to do with the Khazars or the Khazar theory.) However, if that's the case, then Leftists will say that Jews have no right to be in Israel. Again, Shlomo Sand, and no doubt other Leftists, would criticise the Jews who emphasise genetics as "racist". Yet this is the man who has also claimed that all European Jews, and by definition American Jews, are Khazars.
i)So Jews being Khazars denies them a right to Israel.
ii) Yet Jews stressing the genetic evidence which shows them to be from that part of the world also denies them a right to Israel (because it is "racist").
We have a classic case of a critic of Israeli Jews believing both p and not-p before breakfast. But believing contradictory things doesn't matter to a communist (like Sand) or a Nazi. What matters is destroying Israel. Indeed, in many Leftist and all Nazi cases, what matters is destroying Jews. And destroying Israel is just a roundabout way of destroying Jews.
5) I use the word "Jew-Hater" because "anti-Semitism" is clinical and it has lost its force. I hope I don't throw the word around either. I aim it at all Nazis, some Leftists (a growing number) and most Islamists. I only accuse one person, directly and by name, of being a "Jew-hater" in the post.
So what can I say? Some people just are what people claim them to be. And if you can offer arguments and evidence as to why you think someone is an X or a Y, that's fine in my book. Most Leftists rarely offer arguments and evidence. They state things because they assume that someone who believes the wrong thing, they simply must be an X or a Y.