A leaked email written by a Facebook employee hints that the social media giant may review its policy on allowing the term “Zionist” — but anti-Israel groups are arguing that such a move would endanger free speech on Israel issues:
In the email dated Nov. 10, the unidentified employee wrote to an unidentified source: “We are looking at the question of how we should interpret attacks on ‘Zionists’ to determine whether the term is used as a proxy for attacking Jewish or Israeli people. The term brings with it much history and various meanings, and we are looking to increase our understanding of how it is used by people on our platform.”
In a version of the email reported on Sunday by The Verge, the names of both the sender and recipient were redacted.
Since last week, the far-left anti-Zionist group Jewish Voice For Peace has circulated a petition opposing any change to Facebook’s policy on allowing use of the word Zionist. Its signers include an array of prominent voices such as Michael Chabon, Peter Gabriel, Wallace Shawn, Noam Chomsky and Linda Sarsour.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, put out a statement Monday saying that it has “joined the international campaign” to keep Facebook from changing its position on the word.
“The proposed policy would too easily mischaracterize conversations about Zionists – and by extension, Zionism – as inherently antisemitic, harming Facebook users and undermining efforts to dismantle real antisemitism and all forms of racism, extremism, and oppression,” the petition states.
A Facebook spokesperson told The Verge that the company allows the term Zionist “in political discourse,” but not “when it’s used as a proxy for Jews or Israelis in a dehumanizing or violent way.” Although Facebook is “independently engaging with experts and stakeholders,” the spokesperson added, that does not necessitate a change in policy.
Facebook debuted a new pop-up last week aimed at combating Holocaust denial on the platform.
Now that Joe Biden has taken office, many of the liberals — even Jewish liberals — who support him are highly critical of the ongoing genocide in Palestine — and that criticism — deserved or not — apparently needs to be nipped in the bud.
At one time, Jews were among the greatest advocates of “freedom of speech” — but that was only until they gained ascendancy over our Christian societies where freedom of speech was uniquely seen as a God-given, inalienable right.
But once Jews had risen and began replacing the White Christian elite, they wasted no time in suddenly finding fault with “so-called” freedom of speech — it became infinitely “complex” and “problematic” — “unfortunately” no longer “absolute” — especially when it makes some Jews feel “unsafe”.
With the “help” of the Jewish supremacists at the Anti-Defamation League, we have gratefully come to understand that Jews are a unique people — sui generis — in that they have never done anything — as a people — to ever justify any criticism for anything — ever.
What history has shown us is that any criticism of any Jew — any perceived slight, no matter how seemingly innocuous — can quickly escalate into a Holocaust™ — and since no one wants “another” Holocaust, perhaps it’s best if we don’t criticize Jews at all — ever again.
Jews are masters at alchemically transforming feelings — even the most paranoid and delusional feelings — into reality — and then forcing society at large into accepting those feelings as real — and even legally binding.
And by extension, it makes sense that all criticism of the ersatz State of Israel should be censored — and with it come harsh legal penalties, preferably the death penalty.
It is imperative that all Jews everywhere can “sleep soundly” each and every night — without fearing “another” Holocaust — and if in ensuring that “right” to feel safe some “extremists” and “antisemites” have to be executed, well, that seems like a small price to pay.