Stjernemodellen Paloma Elsesser bruker sin following på sosiale medier til å be folk tenke seg om to ganger før de kritiserer antisemittisme, da det kan skade den palestinske saken. Hun retvitret:
No one is saying that you have to be silent on antisemitism, but before you post about antisemitism during this time, ask yourself:
“Am I linking this to Palestinian liberation as a whole?”
“Will people be able to use this to delegitimize the Palestinian struggle?”
“Why am I posting this right *now*?”
Palestinian liberation leaders, advocates and activists have made it clear that antisemitism is never welcome in the movement for Palestine.
Det å tenke skadevirkninger av et utsagn, at det kan hjelpe «fienden», har vært en effektiv kontrollmekanisme på venstresiden siden Lenins dager.
Elsesser er ikke helt orientert når det gjelder palestinere og antisemittisme.
It is not clear which “Palestinian liberation leaders” Rajagopal, or Elesser, was citing. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, who is considered the “moderate” in the Palestinian movement, has repeatedly made statements denying the Holocaust, apologizing for the most recent episode in 2018. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis minimizing the Holocaust and falsely alleging a secret alliance between the Nazis and the Zionists — when, in fact, it was Palestinian leader Has Amin Al-Husseini who sided with Hitler, moved to Berlin, supported the murder of Jews, and recruited Muslims in Yugoslavia to join the SS.