(1) Freud, Wittgenstein, Mahler and Kafka - Jewish people are great. Their culture is rich, they bake the best bread, tell the best jokes and in the face of millenia of hatred they have kept their faith alive.
(2) Israel is a deeply flawed country - their mistreatment of the Palestinians is shameful.
Apparently by saying (2) I'm anti-semitic, even though I believe (1).
When did it become impossible to criticize Israel ?
The Jews are more than Israel, and Israel is more than the Jews. In a similar way, just because I think American foreign policy (and American beer) suck, doesn't mean I'm anti-American.
I just don't get it. Maybe if I bang my head off the desk a few times it'll become clear. Wait a minute ...
Nope, still a mystery.