Anyone know what criterion Hamas is using for "were Hamas"?
Quote from: uncool on May 16, 2018, 10:02:39 AMAnyone know what criterion Hamas is using for "were Hamas"? I haven't been following things closely in the past few years, so this is just a guess, but it seems to me that it'd probably be in Hamas's best interests, politically, to claim those people were members.
Whether they were members doesn't really change the fact that snipers were shooting at unarmed teenagers, children, and medical personnel or the greater context.
According to the text of the measure, the definition of "anti-Semitism" will now include:a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities;calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews; making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as a collective; accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, the state of Israel, or even for acts committed by non-Jews;accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust;accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations;using the symbols and images associated with classic anti-Semitism to characterize Israel or Israelis;drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis;blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions;applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation;multilateral organizations focusing on Israel only for peace or human rights investigations;denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist, provided, however, that criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as anti-Semitic.As can be determined by the long list of ways in which South Carolina will now define "anti-Semitism," individuals will be forced to tiptoe around a legitimate subject, and expressing an opinion that is no longer considered politically correct can now be legally used against them.
applying double standards by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation;
I can't imagine that provision will last more than 10 seconds into the first court challenge against it for a variety of reasons