Antisemitism.BDS.Apartheid.

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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BDS Continues to Fizzle Out.

The antisemitic BDS movement never had a serious impact on Israel; it had no impact whatsoever on Israeli policy, and has failed to accomplish its objectives of isolating Israel, turning it into a South Africa-like pariah state and denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination in their homeland.  Last …

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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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The Veil of Hatred:

The expression “the best defense is a good offense” is most often applied in the military and sporting competitions. It is now being used regarding antisemitism with greater frequency. The World Conference Against Racism met from August 31 to September 7, 2001 in Durban, South Africa with a stated noble …

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Misguided Jews hiding in plain sight.

American Progressive Jews remind me of black people who were thrilled if they could pass for white. I understand that desire.  Black people were not welcome in the white world.  To get ahead, to get anywhere, it was easier if one could “pass.” It appears to me that too many …

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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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