La Vanguardia's anti-Semitic and anti-American cartoonist Toni Batllori has shown his true stripes again today with this hoary old argument.
The poorly-drawn (Batllori has no artistic ability) cartoon shows a man speaking to us. He says:
"Listen up, a question. Is opposing the Tripartite being anti-Catalan? Is opposing the PSOE government being anti-Spanish? Is opposing the Bush administration being anti-American? No, right? Well, criticizing the decisions of the Israeli government is not being anti-Semitic, OK?"
Wrong, Toni. Opposing ONE particular government or leader or policy is not racist. But opposing EVERYTHING a country does, as you do regarding Israel and the United States, most certainly is. And siding with a country's enemies, as you do regarding Israel and the United States, most certainly is. And intentionally ignoring a country's point of view, as you do regarding Israel and the United States, most certainly is. And attacking the individual citizens of a country, as you do regarding Israel and the United States, most certainly is.
Toni doesn't care who's in charge of the Israeli government; he automatically supports its enemies, no matter what, even if Israel is under attack. That is anti-Semitism in its most obvious form. Toni, I remember when you did a cartoon several years ago showing an Israeli soldier holding a gun on a Palestinian with the caption, "Now you be the Jew and I'll be the Nazi."