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Zionists blur line between anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism to bully Palestine supporters: Academic

Pro-Jeremy Corbyn protestors gather outside Labour Party headquarters in London ahead of a National Executive Committee vote on whether to adopt, in full, the IHRA definition of antisemitism, September 4, 2018. (Photo via AP)

The Zionists have been making attempts to make it difficult to clearly see the difference between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism and used it as a weapon to pressure supporters of Palestine, according to an academic.

Professor David Miller, sacked from his professorship at the University of Bristol in 2021 after a sustained campaign by Britain’s Israel lobby accusing him of being anti-Semitic, told Press TV that the Zionist lobby has deployed its tricks in Canada, with the connivance of the Canadian government, big tech and a group of international lawmakers to delegitimize anyone who speaks out against the Israeli regime’s daily atrocities.

“[They] purposefully blur the line between anti-semitism and anti-Zionism, … which has been the weapon of choice used by Zionists to bludgeon Palestinian supporters ever since,” Miller said during Press TV’s weekly show Palestine Declassified.

Last September, an international parliamentary committee met in Washington DC, to demand that Twitter remove the account of Palestinian-Canadian Laith Marouf, a multimedia producer and senior consultant at the Community Media Advocacy Centre in Canada. He has a long record of active support for Palestinian rights.

The Interparliamentary Task Force To Combat Online Antisemitism hearing was held on September 16 and heard from Twitter, YouTube, Meta, and TikTok executives.

The members of the Task Force included members of Zionist lobby groups and those committed to supporting Israel.

Andrew Percy, UK’s Conservative MP who converted to Judaism, and Alex Sobel, a longtime supporter of the Zionist Jewish Labour Movement (JLM), along with Democratic Congressman Ted Deutch, the CEO of the Zionist lobby group, the American Jewish Committee were among the members of the Task Force.

Well-known Canadian politician and jurist Irwin Cotler was another member of the Task Force. He is Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism, a position receiving CA$ 5.6 million over five years beginning in 2022.

Miller called the Task Force and its mission a “setup.”

“With the exception of the executives from social media, every one of [the task force members] was a Zionist, no representative of Arab or Palestinian origin, who might speak for the rights of the Palestinians, was involved in the task force, the whole thing was a setup,” he said.

Miller added that the pro-Zionist figures in the Task Force are “assets” of the Israeli regime.

“These are not people who represent the US government or the Canadian government, or any other government, they are assets of Israel,” he said.

He also said social media companies also bow to pressure from the Zionist groups because “they call on for advice about what anti-Semitism is about and what hate speeches are from Zionist organizations.”

Marouf also told Press TV that the Zionists like to target those who are the most outspoken in order to scare the rest of the Palestinian Arab and Muslim communities and anybody who stands with them for their rights.

“This isn’t really about me or why I am a target. It is that attempt to create a lightning rod that Zionists light whenever they’re creating these fear campaigns,” he said.

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