Antisemitism.BDS.Apartheid.

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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The Pandemic Antisemites Call Israel.

People react to what hurts them the most and antisemites are no exception.  A global response to the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to wreak havoc with more than 50 million cases worldwide, apparently is not the priority for the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO).  Instead of assessing a global response …

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Is It Too Late for American Jewry?

American Jews used to think that antisemitism in America existed only on the fringes of the Right. Currently, you find more of it in the mainstream Left.  In all likelihood, however, the Left and the Right will unite around the one thing they have in common: hatred for Jews. American …

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A Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism? Get Real.

Creating “a global inter-parliamentary task force to combat digital antisemitism” a few weeks before a presidential election isn’t credible, and that’s putting it mildly.  And besides, what can any task force do against hatred that comes from the kernel of human nature?  It would be more successful fighting against gravity …

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Bad Education @ Al Jazeera

People have advanced the notion that ignorance is the root cause of global hatred, racism and antisemitism.  The unfortunate reality is that much of it is because of bad education. Consider the Qatari-run news site Al Jazeera.  It does not simply support an anti-Israel point of view in its stories …

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