Supporters of Israel and it’s actions often make an argument that those who criticize Israel apply a higher standard to it than they do to other countries and unfairly “single it out” for criticism. For instance, neoconservative Jew Charles Krauthammer wrote that:
Israel is the world’s only Jewish state. To apply to the state of the Jews a double standard that you apply to none other, to judge one people in a way you judge no other, to single out that one people for condemnation and isolation – is to engage in a gross act of discrimination. ”
And discrimination against Jews has a name. It’s called anti-Semitism.(Krauthammer, 2014)
It is true that Israel is “singled out” for criticism, but it is not true that critics of Israel apply this standard to “no other country.” They would apply it to White countries as well as Israel, it’s just that no White country behaves as Israel does. Apartheid South Africa could have made the same argument that Krauthammer and his fellow neocons make today, pointing out how their country was singled out for criticism and boycott. As with Israel today there were many other contemporary countries whose ‘human rights violations’ could be compared to South Africa: the Soviet Union, China, Iran, Israel itself and many other African countries.
The left has no problem with ethnic nationalism, so long as the ethnic nationalists are not White. If it is an arbitrary decision to include Jews in the group that is forbidden to have ethnic nationalism, it is just as arbitrary a decision to exclude them. Most of those who support ethnic nationalism in Israel would condemn it in America or any other White country. Like it’s critics, most of the Jewish supporters of Israel do not apply any universal standard to the question of whether ethnic nationalism is morally right. They have just as much of a double standard as do most of the anti-Zionists.
Furthermore, more attention is payed to Israel because of the hypocrisy of the American Jewish community. As a group, Jews have been on the forefront of promoting antiracism, multiculturalism and other left wing ideologies in White countries. This is not a “conspiracy theory,” rather it’s something that they see as a matter of pride and as evidence of the moral superiority of their people. At the same time they do this they promote ethnic nationalism for Jews in Israel.
If the town discovers that the local baptist minister, well known for his fiery condemnations of sexual immorality, has been cheating on his wife, it is likely to be a much bigger deal than if it is discovered that any random guy in the town is doing the same thing. Is this “unfair?” No, it’s called condemning hypocrisy.
With this in mind, it is entirely justified for people to pay more attention to the Israel and Palestine than to Armenia and Azerbaijan.