Sadly, that is too often true. This, reported by Haaretz, was an example:The frightening thing is that even attempting to discuss it immediately brings accusations of antisemitism
And there were many others making the same claim - I liked this one, which also has the bonus of some hardcore whataboutery:
Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh was killed—and fellow reporter Ali al-Samoudi was wounded—during an Israel Defense Forces raid in the West Bank on the morning of May 11. The
This one really digs deep into the well of emotive tropes:
Lurking in theseand other articles is the assumption that Israel is waging a brutal war against journalists. The fact that Israel consistently loses that war—that the killing of reporters covering the Israel-Palestine conflict only increases the media’s focus on it—only reenforces that assumption. For who but a cruel and rapacious people would murder not for gain but merely for the sake of vindictiveness? Like the age-old accusations that Jews kidnap Christian children and use their blood for obscene rituals, the charge that Israel deliberately killed Abu Akleh and other innocent correspondents reflects an image of Jews as demonic. The suppression of free speech by annihilating those who champion it thus joins the lengthening list of sins—colonialism, racism, apartheid, genocide—cited to erase Israel’s legitimacy.
Or, it could just be that people take offence at a nation state shooting a respected journalist, Mr Oren. Sounds a bit wacky, I know, but it does sometimes happen.
Judging by the sheer number of journalists speaking out against Shireen's shooting, I am not sure if this accusation is working any more - it is difficult to defend the indefensible. It has certainly tipped me over the edge and I no longer care what insults people come out with.