“Given that the principle of the Jewish state would be defended to the death by most if not all Jewish Israelis, to call for the dismantling of the Jewish state is to encompass the possibility of the wholesale death of its Jewish population. And if one can contemplate that with equanimity, one’s cold-heartedness puts one in the company of antisemites even if it doesn’t qualify one as an antisemite.”
Abolition of Israel? I would take this argument one step further. What other state faces calls for it’s abolition? During the height of the cold war were there any common mainstream demands that Russia be abolished? Or even the Soviet Union? Is there any country in Africa, the Americas, Asia or Oceania which faces constant outside demands it be abolished?
What is it about Israel that makes it the only country who’s abolition can be demanded? It’s Jewish nature?
I will rephrase the quotation, when it comes to the abolition of Israel, if one can contemplate that with equanimity, one’s cold-heartedness doesn’t simply put one in the company of antisemites, it provides proof positive that one is fully qualified as an antisemite.