Antisemitism.BDS.Apartheid.

Hypocritical tweets and violence, why a Jewish protestor ends up in hospital .

Yesterday evening a 70-year-old Jewish woman was attacked outside an event that set out to deny there is an antisemitism problem in the Labour Party. Eye witnesses claim she was’ kicked in the face’. Live footage shows another woman being attacked and we also see the injured woman, on the …

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Antisemitism or anti-Semitism?

Antisemitism or anti-Semitism?  Which is it? Two plus years ago, I wrote an article called ‘Antisemitism or anti-Semitism’ in which I said that the incorrect spelling of antisemitism was getting to me more and more and I suspected it’s an Americanisation of the word. I might add it still is getting …

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Lurking dangers of the racist right.

On the fringes of society, beyond the gaze of mainstream politics, there is a network of people propagating and planning an insidious and totalitarian goal – ethnic cleansing and genocide, under the rubric of their catch-cry ‘Race War Now’.  This is not only occurring in Australia, but is part of …

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Antisemitism — the racism of right and left.

Antisemitism is a form of racism that is directed against Jews.  However, antisemitism has its own anomalous and contradictory aspect.  While racists commonly conceptualise the groups against whom they are prejudiced to be inferior forms of humanity, Jews are depicted as both ‘inferior’ and ‘superior’. On the one hand, racists …

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Corbyn: Walking like a Duck? Pt II.

Speaking for the Defence (MAYBE?) Criticism of Israel is not (necessarily) antisemitism. Just remember: Lies are not criticism. Relabelling Nazi or medieval antisemitism as criticism of Israel is still antisemitism. Sharing a platform with those who don’t bother to hide their antisemitism is antisemitism by proxy Jeremy Corbyn made his …

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Who are the perpetrators of antisemitic incidents?

Seventy years after the Holocaust, Jews around the world are again facing increasing levels of racist attacks. Many Jewish communities outside Australia are effectively living under siege. Synagogues and Jewish schools need to operate under armed guard, either by private agencies or heavily armed police.  In many places Jews are …

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Baroness Tonge implies discussing persecution of Jews is antisemitic.

In a Facebook post yesterday, Baroness Jenny Tonge stated “…We would all like a safe haven to run to when the going gets tough, but we stay on and ask why it is getting tough. Why have the Jewish people been persecuted over and over again throughout history. Why? I …

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Is Jeremy Corbyn an antisemite?

The Duck test implies that a person can identify an unknown subject by observing that subject’s habitual characteristics. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is … But what if the duck is a crow† who has convinced himself …

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Amazon Selling “Make Israel Palestine Again” T-Shirts.

Amazon.com is selling T-shirts that say “Make Israel Palestine Again,” a not so subtle endorsement of ending the State of Israel.  The shirts are listed as “In Stock.  Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.”   This stands in contrast with some merchandise Amazon sells that comes from third-party sources. Similar …

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The dark clouds continue to gather for British Jews.

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Yesterday things took a darker turn for British Jews. Let us go back to Tuesday 26 April 2016, 7:53am. A Facebook post by Naz Shah emerges on the Guido Fawkes website.   It is a post from 2014 suggesting that Israel should be “relocated” to America and praising the “transportation costs”.   Within …

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Contemporary Sources of Antisemitic Incidents.

There is much debate over who poses the greatest threat to Jews in the 21st century.  Some point to the Far Right, others to the Islamists, and some to the far Left.  Often, it is ideological or political considerations that determine where the pointing is directed towards, rather than looking …

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First BDS victim in the UK.

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I’ve been trying to say something that will make sense about how Jason Silver was tormented by a fellow Jew simply because he held a different view on Israel and antisemitism. Why is it important that I should say something, you might ask, and I’d tell you that his death …

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The Zionist Bogey-man.

A perennial fixation of the anti-Israel movement is the myth of an all-powerful Jewish lobby working behind the scenes to ensure support for Israel and to crush all opposition.  This idea looms so large and is so overwhelming in the minds of many critics of Israel that the workings and …

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Will Lorde’s Concert in Florida Be Cancelled after She Boycotted Israel?

Florida State Representative Randy Fine called for the cancellation of Lorde’s upcoming concert in Florida, following the cancellation of her appearance in Israel in June 2018. The New Zealand-born singer cancelled her concert in Tel Aviv following pressure from BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement activists.  The current attempt to …

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Antisemitism at its finest!

I came across this article I wrote just on four years ago, which was ‘inspired’ by an antisemitic post on the website. I thought it was worthwhile posting again. I thought I’d share this tasty tit-bit of antisemitism with everyone, which I received last week. I suppose it’s part and …

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Anti-Zionism is the new Antisemitism.

This is what branding looks like: You have a product to sell. You must convince the market to buy. The problem is that the product is old. It’s been seen before and has been rejected by many as faulty. The average person will not buy the product, as is. What …

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Glorification of terror and violence in our Oakland, California community.

Matthew Finkelstein, in hat, and Susan George (right) from Vallejo, and other members of Oakland United Against Hate, protest outside of Reem’s California bakery in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, January 28, 2018. They are protesting a mural of Rasmea Odeh located inside of the bakery. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News …

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Into the Fray: The anti-BDS effort – Targeting the symptoms, not the sickness.

BDS is not an attempt to delegitimize Israel, but rather a product of Israel’s delegitimization; it is thus a consequence, rather than a cause, of that delegitimization. The Palestinian narrative claims that the Jews of Israel are colonialist interlopers who stole the land from the Palestinians, its rightful owners.  The …

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‘Lorde takes a bow to the bullies’

Lorde has announced that she has decided to cancel her show in Tel Aviv, Israel, after predictable calls for her to do so. She was told that to perform there would be to “break the boycott”. A boycott that is imposed by a fanatical fringe who try to bully everyone …

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Settler-Colonial Israel Is A Shitty Country

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And here is proof from our very own Hebrew University of Jerusalem! Two faculty members at Hebrew U. got together to write an article about how Israel commits child abuse toward the Palestinian Arab children living under what they call the “settler-colonial regime”. This article is nothing more than a …

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