Tag Archives: racism

Basket of Deplorables.

Random thoughts loosely connected by the U.S. election. This week someone called me ‘White’ and clearly considered that to be an insult. Unless her Facebook profile picture was a lie or she was a black Rachel Dolezal, she was no less Caucasian than me. It did get me thinking. The conversation, minus …

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Israel and Contemporary Forms of Western-Left Racism.

As the progressive-left and Democratic Party fling around charges of racism like confetti, perhaps it is time to remind people of the forms of western-left racism. Why, after all, should Republicans and independents get all the fun?There are charges of racism to be flung with wild abandon on all sides! …

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Q & A’s antisemitic hero.

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In view of the invitation to Pauline Hanson to join the panel, this week’s Q & A was predictably characterized by vilification and mockery of the Queensland Senator-elect.  The other panellists included Sam Dastyari, Labor Senator for NSW;  Larissa Waters, Queensland Greens Senator and Nick Xenophon, NXT Senator for South …

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The Snowflakes of San Francisco State.

San Francisco State University is among the most racist and antisemitic universities in the United States, which is why it is partnering with An-Najah University in Nablus, which is among the most racist universities in the world. This is only fitting. Birds of a feather, and so forth. San Francisco …

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Cinnamon Stillwell calls out San Francisco State University Racism.

Cinnamon Stillwell – the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a graduate of San Francisco State University, and a contributor for numerous outlets, including The San Francisco Chronicle, and those as diverse from one another as Front Page Magazine is from National Public Radio (NPR) – in a recent piece …

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On The Having of Cake (and the eating of it, too.)

The Times of Israel tells us that: “The Palestinian leadership on Wednesday demanded the Greek government act after two Arab passengers were expelled from an Israel-bound flight, saying the decision to remove the pair was “reminiscent” of apartheid. Two Arab passengers with Israeli documents were forced off an Aegean Airlines …

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The Online Hate Prevention Institute.

The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI) is a high profile body, whose Managing Director is Dr. Andre Oboler, which exists to rid the internet of “online hate.” According to its website, its targets includes Racism, Antisemitism, Anti-Muslim, Hate Against Indigenous Australians, Violent Extremism, Holocaust Denial, Hate Against Military Veterans, Serious …

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Growing up as a Jew in Paris.

For security the writer of this article wishes to remain anonymous and is a repost from earlier this year, we think the time to do so is appropriate, given the situation in Paris. =========== I grew up in suburban Paris. Our suburb, Asnieres, was divided between a relatively poor Northern …

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Racism and the Palestinians.

If there is one category of human being that it is acceptable to despise in the West today it is the racist. Considering the scope of human history, we are still in the wake of World War II. Prior to World War II concepts of race were considered a matter …

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Offensive Cartoons

There’s been much media coverage about cartoons which are apparently so offensive that people feel compelled to kill the cartoonist or even those who publish or promote such cartoons. It is therefore instructive to reflect on how Jews react to cartoons they find offensive. I will just select a few …

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Kenya is building an apartheid wall! Where’s the outcry?

News that Kenya is planning to build a wall to protect its citizens against terrorists invading from Somalia will no doubt enrage some of  Marrickville’s ex-councillors. The New York Times reported: Mandera, Kenya: As the border gate opened early in the morning, minibuses dropped off passengers, donkey-led carts trotted through and …

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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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Murdering Words

An article at New Matilda from an Australian academic on something he proceeds to prove to be very much outside his field. How often do you see that? In this case the something is freedom of speech. Also geopolitics and the notion of racism. As a consequence the professor has …

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Antisemites? Anti-Zionists? Who US?

Prof. Anne Bayefsky condemns UN & Global Antisemitism @ THE UN, Sept 8, 2014. Professor Anne Bayefsky declared from the belly of the beast: “The United Nations is the leading global purveyor of AntiSemitism; it has launched a legal pogrom against the Jewish state as it singles out Israel disproportionally …

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SMH offers an apology of sorts for racist/antisemitic cartoon.

      This as far as I am concerned is a back-handed apology. We apologise: publishing cartoon in original form was wrong. Read more here: The offending cartoon. EDITORIAL There has been widespread reader and community reaction during the past 10 days over a cartoon that was used to …

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Jewish students condemn Melbourne flag burning.

 Jewish students condemn Melbourne flag burning  The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has condemned the burning of an Australian and Israeli flag outside the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Melbourne office.  https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/24533019/flags-burned-during-anti-israel-protest/  “The storming of a government office, theft of goods, and burning of flags is a disgusting and …

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Australian Anti-Israelism Having A Bad Day.

Not a good week to be an anti-Israel activist down under.  First punch was in the universities when a BDS motion in the local branch of the academic union of Sydney University got comprehensively shelved with the back of a shovel when it was realised that to provide Jake Lynch, …

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The Return of Old-Timey Jew Hatred

The news, on this first day of Passover within the American Jewish community, is of the shooting-up of a number of Jewish facilities near Kansas City, Kansas. CBS News reports: OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An elderly man opened fire Sunday at two Jewish facilities in suburban Kansas City, killing a …

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Apartheid?

What is apartheid? Apartheid is a word meaning “the state of being apart”, literally “apart hood”, and was a system of racial segregation in South Africa, introduced by the South African Government from 1948 to 1994, in which the majority black inhabitants had little or no rights. Apartheid was also …

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Pyne warns universities to act on campus racism.

This is just charming and most unacceptable at our National University!!! For overseas readers of Jews Down Under, Christopher Pyne is a Federal Member of Parliament and is the Minister for Education and Leader of the House. This article from the Australian is behind a Pay Wall here: UNIVERSITY orientation …

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