Gotta say, the idea that antisemitism is "the driving force behind the anti-Iraq War movement" is crap, and to promote that idea here is irresponsible.--WJThomas 14:07, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
- The cites on the page say so. And not just the anti-War movement, the 9/11 Truthers, too. RobS 14:14, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
- Please express a thoughtful and non-sarcastic opinion on the topic, Peter. --Ed Poor 14:29, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
The relevance of Mel Gibson escapes me entirely. Murray 14:24, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
When he was arrested for a DUI he stated that all the wars were caused by Jews. And personally, I'm anti war, but not anti Jew (grandma would kill me). Czolgolz 15:45, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
- It was the timing of Gibson's remarks, coming in the midst of mid-term elections where the Iraq War,Israel's operation Lebanon and the rumors of a strike against Iran were big headlines. Gibson expressed what was on most anti-War protesters minds. RobS 16:16, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
- I remember what he said. But the idea that his thoughts are at all representative of those who oppose the war is ludicrous. Murray 16:18, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
- For the sake of clarity, I'm not trying to claim that nobody who has protested is anti-semitic, or that some organization that has been involved in protesting isn't anti-semitic. Not saying they are either - I have no idea. But the claim that the general basis of opposition to the war is anti-semitism is the equivalent of the VRWC. Murray 16:21, 19 April 2007 (EDT)
Israel and the Iraq War
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- Some supporters of the anti-Iraq War movement have been accused of anti-Semitism, including a group known as ANSWER-Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, one of the first organizations formed to protest the policies of the Bush administration.  
- "The 'Answer' Question Poses Difficult Choices for Liberals" by Gal Beckerman, The Forward, September 30, 2005.
- Authoritarianism and Anti-Semitism in the Anti-War Movement?. Tikkun, May/June 2003. Link is to page on the Internet Archive, archived Oct 19, 2004.