Tag Archives: antisemitic

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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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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Why Blockade Gaza?

The United Nations, liberal media and politicians are bemoaning the Israeli and Egyptian blockade of Gaza, arguing that it is a form of “collective punishment” and is creating an economic disaster in the small coastal enclave. Those articles and arguments all fail to describe why the blockade exists and why …

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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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How the Left Dovetails with Antisemitism.

For nearly a decade, I was obsessed with the Arab-Israeli conflict and the antisemitism that feeds it–until I came to conclude that the overarching threat of the day is the increasingly aggressive political left, with antisemitism (anti-“Zionism”) merely one of its “self-expressions.” I realize this is a provocative and stark …

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Living La Vida Orwell: Calling Trump an antisemite.

For those of you who have always regretted not reading the classic “1984,” fear not: you are living it. In George Orwell’s classic of life under an all-encompassing totalitarian regime, the concept of Doublespeak was an integral aspect of communication. With Doublespeak, what was conveyed was the opposite of what …

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Antisemitism Is Harder to Recognize Than Racism.

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America’s “call-out” culture has seemingly had a very easy time identifying racism, but a much more difficult time seeing antisemitism. Consider a new potential cast member for Saturday Night Light, Shane Gillis, who was found to have made off-color comments in the past. He was terminated this week before his …

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The Mourabitat Women of Congress.

In 2012, the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel (now banned) created a group called the Murabitat which were tasked with harassing Jews that visited the Jewish Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  It received funding from Hamas, the terrorist group that has the majority of seats in the Palestinian …

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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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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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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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International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the UN.

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, declared so by the UN. On this day we remember the six million Jewish victims, and millions of other victims, brutally murdered in a systematic, evil slaughter, ethnic “cleansing” or genocide. But let’s remember something else.  The UN has proven itself to be …

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