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Sorry, is a neocon accusation of antisemitism still “meaningless”?

I ask because it’s hard to tell when The Dish is just being whimsical.

AS literalizes a bad joke today to be more critical of its author, but I don’t know whether Sullivan wanted me take him literally when he typed, “The neoconservative use of the anti-Semite card is so ubiquitous and so vile and so cheap it has become meaningless.” Would he would no longer see this as Israel-related antisemitism?

More than 600 protesters demonstrated outside the Israeli Embassy on Sunday to mark the first anniversary of Israel’s operation in Gaza.


Representatives from 25 organisations, including Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), the Green Party and Neturei Karta gathered in Kensington High Street.

Baroness Tonge said that Jewish people should be “ashamed”.

She said: “The way Israel behaves is just not kosher. Jewish people should be totally ashamed of themselves that they are not doing more to stop them. It’s absolutely disgusting.” She claimed that the reason behind the weekend’s shootings in the West Bank was to “make provocations so Israel will have an excuse to go in again” and said that last month’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme on the “Israel lobby” may be the reason why Gordon Brown “isn’t doing something”.

Attention. You may apply for the designation of not being a neoconservative, and then we will set aside your accusation of antisemitism for consideration. Any neoconservatives who accuse Ms. Tonge of antisemitism should be ashamed of themselves. (Ms. Tonge said nothing about hating Jews.) — This can’t really be Andrew’s position now, can it?

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