Antisemitism.BDS.Apartheid.

Poisonous Antisemitism.

Israel is not immune to scrutiny or criticism, nor should it be. However, disturbing and increasing signs of a new and virulent strain of antisemitism have surfaced, disguised as anti-Zionism. When politicians like Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar so casually throw around antisemitic tropes reminiscent of much darker times in Jewish history, …

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Spelling and meaning of antisemitism and/or antisemitic.

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The incorrect spelling of both antisemitism and antisemitic is a pet hate of mine, as the correct spelling actually alters the meaning of the words. This is two previous items I’ve written on the subject joined. Unfortunately the spelling of the words have been Americanised!  I don’t recollect these incorrect …

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Antisemitism in Canada: B’nai Brith is MIA.

B’nai Brith Canada, one of Canada’s most important Jewish agencies, shared the fact that 2017, the last year of an antisemitic audit, was the worst year in Canada for Jew hating incidents. B’nai Brith Canada’s Annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents reports that 2017 was the second consecutive year in which record numbers were reached. The …

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Antisemitism of far right and its deadly threat.

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Over the last year or so, far-right groups in Australia, mimicking those in the US, UK and Europe became increasingly open and virulent in expressing hatred of Jews as a group, and increasingly brazen in calling for their murder and genocide. The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) Report on …

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Air BDS.

airbnb = air BDS To quote Kulanu Knesset member and Deputy Minister Michael Oren. “Airbnb’s policy is the very definition of antisemitism. No one should use its services.” The call came in response to an airbnb blacklist, which has removed all Jewish apartments in Judaea and Samaria from its listings — …

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Naomi Friedman: Understanding New Symbols of Antisemitism.

Confronting antisemitism today is more difficult than in the past because antisemites are becoming increasingly devious and antisemitic events are less “in-your-face” than the mass protests and violence characterizing earlier years. I want to use the antisemitic mural that was put up in the Student Center at York University in …

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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 v 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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