Antisemitism.BDS.Apartheid.

Presidential antisemitism.

In a discussion a few days ago, a number of people claimed that President Barack Obama was antisemitic. I personally don’t see his obvious dislike for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as antisemitism.  I don’t really know how to take him, though I do think John Kerry in making the statement  …

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Australians cannot ignore ‘comfortably racist’ remarks.

There’s a phenomenon afoot called casual racism. Seemingly less malevolent than intentional racism, it’s a careless and often subliminal form of abuse whose danger lies in the fact it normalises prejudice, perpetuates stereotypes and gives licence to bigotry. It is evident in offhand remarks, social media and pointed jokes, invariably …

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Is anti-Zionism necessarily Antisemitism?

“Israeli flags not welcome at London rally against antisemitism” This above is the title of an article a few days ago  on the Times of Israel  which created quite a stir in discussion regarding anti-Zionism and antisemitism and really got me worked up. Speaking at pluralistic Golders Green Together counter-protest, …

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Living Jews not welcome at The Louvre, dead ones are.

News that the famous Louvre Museum in Paris allegedly exhibited antisemitism is shocking, but perhaps not surprising, given France’s long history of animosity towards Jews. Simon Kent reported:  The Louvre in Paris has been reported to French police after a group booking by Israeli art students was refused. Tel Aviv …

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Israel’s right to live in peace – BDS and the big lie

Israel has always had a weakness with PR; it is one of the perpetual down-sides of a nation having more serious issues to think about whilst also being faced with an enemy with a far larger population. Even back when the existential threat was on every border, Israel wasn’t always …

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BDS – Boycott Dates

 As readers will know, Dates were one of the Seven Species in ancient Israel: The Seven Species (Shivat Haminim in Hebrew) are the seven types of fruits and grains named in the Torah (Deuteronomy 8:8) as the main produce of the land of Israel. In ancient times these foods were …

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A few thoughts for the pro-Israel Left.

Anyone who reads my material knows that I often use the popular American pro-Democratic Party blog, Daily Kos, as one guide, among others, to progressive-left thinking.  Over years of observing prominent left-leaning venues I came to a conclusion that seems to irritate them. My conclusion was not, as it is …

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Ramifications of Ignoring American Antisemitism

 Summary: Despite furious discussions of attacks on blacks in America and of growing antisemitism in Europe, an American Jew is over two times more likely to experience a hate crime than an African American or an American Muslim. The last eighteen months witnessed a terrible spike in hate. In Europe, …

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BDS : An open letter to Roger Waters.

There is nothing personal in this letter. I am putting aside your history and ignoring the relationship I have had with your music; I have simply read your recent public comments and felt a need to respond. I am a Zionist, which simply means that I believe the Jews have …

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Amnesty International Snubs Britain’s Jews.

Writing in the Times of Israel, Stuart Winer tells us: Amnesty International rejected a motion to campaign against the rise in anti-Semitism in Britain, saying it battles all discrimination and would not single out individual groups, the British Jewish newspaper The Jewish Chronicle reported Tuesday. The resolution called for the …

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USYN issues a “show cause” letter to academic Jake Lynch.

The University of Sydney has issued a “show cause” letter to academic Jake Lynch, threatening him with disciplinary action over his conduct at a public lecture last month,  it was reported in today’s Australian newspaper.  Associate Professor Lynch made gestures and statements towards a Jewish woman at the event which …

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BADIL – an update on a Palestinian NGO.

BADIL –   translates from  Arabic as “alternative”. It was established in 1998, and is registered with the Palestinian Authority. BADIL’s mission is  to “defend and promote the rights of Palestinian refugees and IDPs.” BADIL seeks to “advance the individual and collective rights of the Palestinian people” on the basis of “the …

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Update: Hizb ut-Tahrir Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia

On March 10th 2015 I wrote an article about Hizb ut-Tahrir and Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia  {LINK HERE.} in which in wrote  about the “The Reasons for the Establishment of Hizb ut-Tahrir” Hizb ut-Tahrir was established in response to the saying of Allah (swt), “Let there be among you a …

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No Let-Up in Attacks On Europe’s Jews

Seventy years ago this month, Anne Frank died in the concentration camps of Bergen-Belsen, leaving behind, stashed in the rooms where she and her family hid from the Nazis in Amsterdam, one of the most valuable historic documents of our time: her diary. But try telling this story in a …

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Lynch’s Supporters Dig Him Into a Deeper Hole.

Nick Riemer’s apologia for the conduct of his colleague, Jake Lynch, during the disruption by protesters of a lecture by Colonel Richard Kemp at the University of Sydney on March 11 (Why Jake Lynch was waving money around at an anti-Israel protest, March 25) only digs Lynch into a deeper …

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‘Apology’ from the Red Rattler Theatre!!

The Apology.! We would like to apologise for the email that was sent to you by one of our staff members. The email was inappropriate and not the reflection of the values of the Community Board of the Red Rattler Theatre Inc. The Red Rattler Theatre Inc condemns racism of any kind. The …

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Antisemitism, Racism & Hypocrisy at the Red Rattler

The Red Rattler theatre may not call it racism, but what else would you call their refusal to lease the theatre to Hillel, a Jewish youth group. Antisemitism? I call it racism, hypocrisy, antisemitism and discrimination.  I suppose the RED part of the title should give us an indication as to …

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Blurred lines: When BDS becomes blatant antisemitism.

Published with the permission of AIJAC – Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council Written by Sharyn Mittelman Advocates of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS) often argue that their campaign is not antisemitic, despite the fact that openly antisemitic statements come up frequently among activists and forums associated with the …

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Hizb ut-Tahrir Antisemitism in Sydney, Australia

From the web site of  Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia The Reasons for the Establishment of Hizb ut-Tahrir Hizb ut-Tahrir was established in response to the saying of Allah (swt), “Let there be among you a group that invites to the good, orders what is right and forbids what is evil, and …

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UCLA University Student next victim of Growing Anti-Semitism.

Anti-Semitism is on display at UCLA yet again when a student government association attempts to deny a spot to a student for being Jewish… Highly qualified UCLA student Rachel Beyda was initially denied the opportunity to serve in the judicial board of a student association at the university based purely …

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