Ben White understands that he justified antisemitism

At the very beginning of his career as an anti-Israel activist and writer, Ben White published an article that asked: “Is It Possible to Understand the Rise in Anti-Semitism?”

Ben White’s answer was a definite “Yes”:

I do not consider myself an anti-Semite, yet I can also understand why some are. There are, in fact, a number of reasons.

After listing some of these supposed reasons, Ben White repeated in his conclusion:

I have just provided a by no means comprehensive list of reasons why “I can understand very well that some people are unpleasant towards Jews.” I do not agree with them, but I can understand.

Yesterday, Ben White tweeted:

So perhaps Ben White now understands that he justified antisemitism. It would be good if he also came to understand that the article he wrote some ten years ago was a remarkably fitting start to his career, because it revealed the hypocrisy that underlies his activism: if there can be “understandable reasons” for antisemitism, other expressions of racism and bigotry can be similarly justified.

But unsurprisingly, bigotry-justifier Ben White still seems to “understand” people who propagate antisemitic tropes, and apparently, he doesn’t mind to collaborate with them at all.

7 responses to “Ben White understands that he justified antisemitism

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