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April 30, 2015

Civil-Rights Veteran Slams the Anti-Israel 'Jim Crow' Smear

In an opinion piece in the New York Post, retired attorney and civil-rights activist Andrew Goldman writes:

In their campaign to smear the Jewish homeland, Israel’s enemies regularly raid the history books for the worst examples of human cruelty. Israel has been compared to the former apartheid regime in South Africa and even Nazi Germany.

Now, Israel-haters across America are seizing on a fresh analogy — accusing Israel of replicating the Jim Crow South.

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As a lawyer for the Council of Federated Organizations, an umbrella group that brought a wide array of civil-rights groups together, I was in there on the ground during the famous “Freedom Summer” of 1964.

We civil-rights workers triumphed when the landmark Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964. As we strove to achieve that goal, we never questioned the right of whites to live in the area, unlike the Palestinian leaders who assert that Jews are an alien presence.

We never threatened to drive the whites of the South into the Mississippi Delta, in marked contrast to the bloodthirsty Arab war cry of “driving the Jews” into the Mediterranean Sea.

We didn’t have the support of entire nations who send money and arms to Palestinians and back terrorist attacks, as Arabs in the territories do today.

For that reason, I can no longer be a bystander as the noble legacy of the civil-rights movement is hijacked by a campaign whose goal is the destruction of Israel.

The entire piece is worth a read. Find it here.

Posted by SC at April 30, 2015 09:48 AM

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