queergraffiti:

found on a wall in Jerusalem - roughly, “be optimistic, everything is possible”, using a mixture of female and male pronouns

queergraffiti:

found on a wall in Jerusalem - roughly, “be optimistic, everything is possible”, using a mixture of female and male pronouns

don’t get me wrong, social justice blogs fuck up on a lot of things. i think it’s hard to blog about the issues of a group you’re not a part of. but i feel like people try significantly less to understand jews and antisemitism. it’s like they specifically do not care about learning about the struggles jews face. which is weird, because there’s multiple jewish blogs i consistently see on my dash with popular posts. it’s like… we’re visible… but you still don’t see us?

i’ve just been seeing an increase in those kinds of posts that treat antisemitism as only a historical issue as opposed to a modern issue as well. i wish these social justice blogs would realize that white or white-passing privilege does not invalidate any antisemitism an individual might face. i know you feel the need to constantly remind white jews that they don’t face racism (which they don’t, and no one is denying that) but antisemitism is still a huge issue all jews face, regardless of race or ethnicity. what you need to be doing is recognizing antisemitism as a real issue that still exists in all parts of the world today (and you also need to realize that white privilege is more of an american concept and doesn’t really apply to different parts of the world). 

if you’re an antisemitic social justice blog, i encourage you to remove the term “social justice” from your blog :~)

i’m not inherently wary of non-jewish anti-zionists though. obviously i don’t assume every anti-zionist is antisemitic because that’s a shitty thing to do. and obviously, as an anti-zionist jew, i am well aware of the antisemitism that lies in this movement. but i feel like it’s up to non-jewish anti-zionists to call out fellow anti-zionists who are also antisemitic. why is it the responsibility of all jews to keep doing it? knowing that we’ll get attacked for calling out those kinds of anti-zionists, why wouldn’t you take the initiative to do it? antisemitic anti-zionists make the space unsafe and uncomfortable for anti-zionist jews. antisemitic anti-zionists make all spaces unsafe and uncomfortable for jews. collect your garbage so we don’t have to.

returnofthejudai:

imnotwhiteimjewish:

the scariest thing about those “anti-zionists” who are literally just antisemites using anti-zionism as a cover for their antisemitism is that when jews call them out, we always look bad for “criticizing anti-zionism” and those people can continue on existing peacefully on this website while still spewing antisemitic garbage that no one else will call out.

The infiltration of the anti-zionist movement by genuine anti-semites is a very real, and very serious concern and given that many anti-zionists wear the label of anti-semite almost as a badge of pride because they assume all such accusations are false makes things even more difficult. It should be lost on no one that White Supremacists will frequently use the term “Jew” and “Zionist” interchangeably, will distribute information culled from the Protocols From The Elders Of Zion at pro-Palestine rallies, and like to talk about “zog” which means “Zionist Occupational Government” which refers to a supposed Jewish conspiracy to infect white countries with multiculturalism to take over should be lost on no one. Sadly, it appears to be lost on almost everyone. No one seems to want to educate themselves on what anti-semitism actually is, they’re more interested in not believing they’re anti-semitic than in actually fighting anti-semitism. 

Are there Jews who’ve abused the term “anti-semitism” against people who aren’t really anti-semitic? Yes. But does that mean goyim have a right to waive around their anti-zionism as a get out of anti-semitism free card? No. If anything, they should be more cautious. But they’re not. They tokenize the Neturei Karta. They parrot false information about Judaism, Jewish Ethnicity and Jewish History. They make Nazi comparisons. They blame the Jews for the Darfur Genocide because so many Jews were protesting against it, despite it being a fucking genocide (this “activist” site is so grotesquely anti-semitic I recommend exercising caution before clicking. Anyone who says that site isn’t anti-semitic is an anti-semite as far as I’m concerned because it’s really that bad. Yes, it’s a do not link.) 

Really, the line is getting awfully, awfully blurry and the fact that almost no one is making real efforts to clean up is both terrifying and frustrating. I know gentile anti-zionists who aren’t anti-semites. It’s not an impossible line, but people need to actually educate themselves on what anti-semitism actually is and not what they think it is, or else they will be exploited into doing anti-semitic acts without anti-semitic intent. 

My frustration is that too many people genuinely don’t want to be educated on anti-semitism. They learned about the Holocaust, but that seems to be about it, and many of them resent us for the Holocaust having happened to us (note the frequent comments that we should know better and the constant demands that we acknowledge the other victims for them out of some kind of warped belief that somehow we are denying the other victims to our own benefit despite us being murdered by the millions). Honestly, anti-zionism on this site is way too loaded with dismissal of anti-semitism and tacit acceptance of anti-semitism and it’s why I’m having a hard time trusting gentiles who are against Israel and claim not to be anti-semitic without making any visible efforts to fight anti-semitism. 

that’s the main reason why i refuse to call out antisemitic anti-zionists. i know that if i do i will probably get labeled as a zionist or be told I’m crying antisemitism. honestly, if all the neo-nazis on this website want to get away with antisemitism, they should just slap on the label of anti-zionist.

the scariest thing about those “anti-zionists” who are literally just antisemites using anti-zionism as a cover for their antisemitism is that when jews call them out, we always look bad for “criticizing anti-zionism” and those people can continue on existing peacefully on this website while still spewing antisemitic garbage that no one else will call out.

is it bad that i don’t care about rosh hashanah

my only thought for tonight is: just because many jews have white privilege, doesn’t mean they don’t face antisemitism! antisemitism is not only a historical issue, but a modern issue too!!! eat my ass!!

i don’t trust any non-jews on this website!!!!!!!!!!

and the argument is, “well if a feminist doesn’t want to be called a feminazi they should stop acting like a nazi!” how?? are?? feminists?? comparable?? to?? nazis??

like lmao i never try to engage with garbage bloggers on this website because i don’t think any of my followers need to see that but the least you could do is keep your shit out of other people’s tags. but then again, if they didn’t, no one would be there to see how edgy and politically incorrect they are!!!

A feminist told me not to say feminazi because it's offensive to Jewish feminists. Can't tell if it's a joke or not. —by sketchymarks

specialsnowflakesanonymous:

Lol I’ve seen a bunch of those. “Comparing us to nazis blah blah sob sob” like….alright chill yourself out and stop sounding like one then? People…wouldn’t make the connection if you didn’t present it? Heh.

-Billy

except I’ve never encountered a feminist who sounded like a nazi lmao. and as a jewish feminist, it is very offensive. in fact, comparing anyone who isn’t a nazi to a nazi is very offensive. the only people who sound like nazis are nazis. like can you please keep your garbage ass anti-sj shit out of our jewish tags? sorry you don’t know how to be a decent human being

i’m not really sure how many good hebrew lessons on youtube there are, but one channel i do like is Learn Arabic with Maha. she teaches both arabic and hebrew, i’m not sure if she still uploads hebrew videos but the ones i’ve seen are a pretty good intro to hebrew. she also has palestinian recipes :~)