You can always say you will never talk to someone who has attacked you or someone who disagrees with you. That is a legitimate, historic position. It is not one, however, that has ever made peace, which is our commitment.
"Sanctionable" is one of a few English words to have two contrary meanings: legally punishable and ethically approvable. The contradiction appears to translate well into three European languages: German, Italian and Spanish.
On a personal level, the stereotype about Jews and money leads to distrust and legitimizes comments about people that are hurtful. On a societal level, it opens up a variety of attacks against Jews that can be damaging.
In defending the remarks that led to her ouster, Helen Thomas recently claimed that "Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists." She may be calling them "Zionists," but we all know who she means.
What is so clear from these documents, what some of us were saying all along but were often criticized for allegedly simply expressing the Israeli view, is that the threat of a nuclear Iran is indeed the greatest threat to civilization.
An organization that describes itself as "the nation's premier civil rights/human relations agency" is spending its resources decrying American organizations that are not blindly supportive of a foreign government it likes to align itself with.