Reepalu Revisited

July 27, 2010 at 07:23 4 comments

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  • 1. Andreas  |  August 4, 2010 at 14:53

    With you calling yourself a reasearcher, I ask you to pose a way to falsify your conclusions. First, how should the left argue against Israel’s actions without you concluding that it is antisemitic?

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  • 2. Mikael Tossavainen  |  August 4, 2010 at 15:14

    There are plenty of people, also on the left, who manage to criticize Israel without employing antisemitic tropes and language.

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  • 3. Terje Martinsson  |  August 17, 2010 at 18:16

    Reepalu gjorde visserligen en del märkliga uttalanden, i synnerhet jämförelsen mellan sionism och antisemitism, men den bandade intervjun handlade mest om hur han ville ta avstånd från alla former av rasism, inklusive antisemitism. Han framhöll bl.a. att våld och glåpord mot Malmös judar förfärligt och totalt oacceptabelt. I anknytning till det uttalande om det önskvärda i att judar tar avstånd från krigföringen i Gaza, som du citerar, säger han “Samtidigt skulle jag önska att företrädare för muslimer i Malmö klart och tydligt säger att judarna i Malmö inte ska blandas in i Israel-Palestina-konflikten.”

    Man må tycka att dessa uttalanden inte väger upp för andra klavertramp, men om man vill förmedla en nyanserad och korrekt bild av det Reepalu sa måste man ta upp dem. Detsamma gäller om man vill att en artikel ska betraktas som mer vetenskaplig än ett genomsnittligt Newsmill-inlägg.

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  • 4. Mikael Tossavainen  |  September 12, 2010 at 08:16

    I don’t write that Reepalu is an antisemite, quite on the contrary I point out that this affair isn’t grounds to reach that conclusion. He does, however, employ antisemitic language. (And I get the impression that we agree on that point.)

    It’s a most fascinating phenomenon that some leftists have this blind spot, or tolerance, for antisemitic rhetoric when Israel is concerned – even though they can be outspoken anti-racists, and even in some cases work against antisemitism, in domestic contexts.

    It’s a phenomenon that goes beyond Reepalu even though he is a good example of it. In my opinion, this is clearly reflected in the article.

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