What makes it hard to listen to ppl when they criticize the nature of Israel itself / Zionism and/or criticize extremism in fundamentalist Islamic rhetoric + anti humanist laws is this common pattern : “they are not listening to our rational voices because if I do, I am accused of being anti-Semitic or Islamaphobic.”
Can you see the pattern?
If you want to make a rational argument, then make one.
But to first complain that you won’t be listened to because your voice is silenced takes away from any points you want to make.
It comes off as whining.
Just make the arguments you want and ignore ppl saying “that’s antisemetic / that’s Islamaphobic.”
THIS is one of my main points here.
“I am a victim because my voice is not heard” while people ARE trying to listen is distracting and a big turn off.
In short, quit playing victim and make your points. Everybody wants to be a victim of some kind and really, it doesn’t bolster the arguments.