Monday, November 11, 2013

Israel-US Relationships Strained, HPers Scream Hatred and Anti-Semitism

The Huffington Post published an AP article about how the current Israel-US relationship is strained both on the issue of Iranian nukes and the issue of the Palestinian peace process. This isn't exactly news, similar articles were published during President Obama's first term, when he continues to disagree with PM Netanyahu about how to handle these issues.

Naturally, the HP readership came out in screaming droves. The article generated over 1,000 comments (even in the HP's new, crappy commenting format) and most of the top articles were either spreading anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Israel controlling the US government or variations on Daniel Bernard's quote about Israel being a 'shitty little country.' Take a look:

Yup, no hatred here. Just perfectly measured, rational criticism of Israel's policies.

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