Anti-Semitism used to restrict criticism of Israeli policies: US Pastor
Anti-Semitism is used by the Israel lobby to restrict criticism of Israel’s violent and inhumane polices against Palestinians.
The term anti-Semitism is used by the Israel lobby in the United States to restrict criticism of Israel’s violent and inhumane polices against the Palestinian people, a former US Senate candidate says.
“The term anti-Semitism is an example of how the Jewish and Israeli lobbies in the United States have engaged in a reverse McCarthyism against anyone who honestly opposes their agenda,” said Mark Dankof, who is also a broadcaster and pastor in San Antonio, Texas.
“This term anti-Semitism or anti-Semitic, is a buzzword who opposes the Israeli lobby in the United States,” Dankof told Press TV on Thursday.
Dankof, a vocal critic of Israel, listed some of the regimes atrocities and acts of terrorism against the US and other countries since the 1940s.
Dankof mentioned Israel’s involvement in the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and its deliberate attack on the USS Liberty in 1967. The bombing of the US Navy research ship killed 34 crew members and wounding 171.
The former US Senate candidate completely rejected the contents of an article published by the Daily Beast media outlet on Tuesday about him, which accused him of being anti-Semitic and an unendorsed pastor.
He graduated from Valparaiso University in 1977 and from Chicago’s Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1983.
Dankof entered the US Senate race in Delaware in 2000 as the nominated candidate of the Constitution Party.