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MYTH: Anti-Zionism is not antisemitism.

FACT To mask their antisemitism, many people claim they only hate “Zionists,” “Israelis,” “colonists,” or “settlers,” not Jews, but these are only euphemisms. Opposition to the Jewish state has become a socially acceptable way to express anti-Jewish attitudes.  As British author Howard Jacobson observed, “Israel has become the pretext [for …

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The War on Zionism – and the West

“Zionist is the code word. Jew is the actual word.”   Diana Fersko, Tablet, November 4, 2022 Since the November 1, 2022 elections in Israel and the victory of the Israeli right at the polls, there has been an avalanche of anti-Israel rhetoric by media experts and commentators foreshadowing the …

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Nine UC Berkeley Law Students Sign an Illegal Bylaw

Antisemitism is racism, which is illegal in the United States.  Anti-Zionism, that is, “targeting of the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity,” according to the US government, is a manifestation of antisemitism and therefore illegal.   Yet, this did not stop nine student groups at the UC Berkeley law …

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The Enemy Within: Antisemitism on Israeli Campus

Once common only at U.S. and European universities, Israeli higher education institutions have now become the site of heightened political confrontation. Images of heated demonstrations — some of them turned violent — in which Palestinian flags are raised in front of Israeli flags, are commonplace on Israeli campuses.  Statements of …

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Antisemitic incidents in Australia up 35% in 2021

Each year, the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), the peak national body representing Australia’s Jewish community, produces a Report on antisemitism in Australia. A major section of the report is dedicated to antisemitic incidents. These include physical assault, verbal abuse, vandalism, graffiti, and vilification or threats via email, postal …

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Nazis, Covid protests and antisemitism.

Racism in the 21st century has focussed on opposing non-white immigration into white-majority countries, and calls to expel those not of European ethnicity.  This is framed within the ideology known as “white-genocide” – the belief that the European races are deliberately being turned into a minority in their own countries. …

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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 It Is Suddenly “Open Season” on Israel?

This week Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international non-governmental organization, headquartered in New York City, was “the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa,” according to The New York Times.  The HRW 213 page report, “A Threshold Crossed: …

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What Sarah Halimi’s Murder Tells Us.

On Sunday, thousands of people demonstrated in Paris to protest the recent decision by the French Court of Cassation to absolve the 2017 murderer of Sarah Halimi of criminal responsibility because he took cannabis before he killed her.  Paris was the center of the protests, but demonstrations also took place …

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A Two-Pronged Solution to Campus Antisemitism.

Academia has become a bastion of antisemitism across the globe, and both the UK and the US are not exceptions.  The most recent case of inflammatory statements against Jews and Israel emerged from David Miller, a professor of political sociology at the University of Bristol who advocates to “end Zionism,” …

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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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A Two-Pronged Solution to Campus Antisemitism

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Academia has become a bastion of antisemitism across the globe, and both the UK and the US are not exceptions.  The most recent case of inflammatory statements against Jews and Israel emerged from David Miller, a professor of political sociology at the University of Bristol who advocates to “end Zionism,” …

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