Sue Donham

Two Signs that Anti-Zionism is Off-Base.

Sign #1: The Pursuit of Justice I’ve often found it interesting the way different values and rules of conduct prevail in different spheres of society.  Democratic ideals, for example, though a defining credo in the United States (at least until recently, anyway), are hardly manifest in every domain of my …

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Why Jew-Hatred Is So Delusional? A Theory.

Did you know that a 2020 poll found that more Americans believe in Satan (56%) than in God (51%)?  Given the world’s recent troubles – pandemic, wildfires, floods, economic hardship, social unrest – a bias toward unseen dark forces is perhaps not surprising.  But surely from another perspective it is: …

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How Holocaust Education Deceives and Disappoints.

Holocaust education is sacrosanct in the “Never Again!” arsenal among both Jews and non-Jews and across the political spectrum.  Per a 2018 survey, 93% of U.S. adults want it taught in schools and 80% say “it is important to keep teaching about the Holocaust so it does not happen again.” …

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Christian Antisemitism: A Legacy that Lives On.

Since the mid-twentieth century, church teachings have moved in a decidedly “pro-Jewish” direction. Jews are no longer blamed for deicide, Jesus’s Jewishness is emphasized, and Christianity’s Jewish roots are increasingly explored.  Pope Francis has called antisemitism un-Christian and has urged followers to fight it.  He has also told Catholics to …

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How the Left Dovetails with Antisemitism.

For nearly a decade, I was obsessed with the Arab-Israeli conflict and the antisemitism that feeds it–until I came to conclude that the overarching threat of the day is the increasingly aggressive political left, with antisemitism (anti-“Zionism”) merely one of its “self-expressions.” I realize this is a provocative and stark …

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