Source: Liz Jackson of Palestine Legal, quoted in Salon, December 2
Similar to the Red Scare, anyone in 2015 who wants to take a public position that may be perceived to be critical of Israeli policy has to consider the personal and professional risks. We call this the new McCarthyism.
Will I be smeared and falsely accused of being anti-Semitic or being pro-terrorist? Will I lose my income and my reputation? How will my parents be affected? Can I risk jeopardizing funding for other important projects I’m connected to? This is the reality.
Anyone who wants to express questions about Israeli policy must question whether they can risk the practical consequences of being on a blacklist.