Tag Archives: antisemitism

International Holocaust Memorial Day 2021.

It is International Holocaust Memorial Day today, and although it is not marked in Israel since we have our own Yom Hashoah after Pesach, this is a fitting time to both talk about the Shoah and those who would deny it. The pathology and psychology of Holocaust deniers is a …

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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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All Eyes Will Turn to the Jews

Over the past week, two antisemitic incidents caught the attention of Jewish media in the US. Algemeiner reported that in New Jersey, “the carcass of a dead pig was left on the doorstep of a rabbi’s home in the town of Lakewood,” and Tablet Magazine released an intriguing story about …

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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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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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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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The BBC go to war with Jews in Jerusalem.

Roman Abramovich has been a leading voice in the UK fight against antisemitism.  Abramovich is also a proud Zionist Jew.  A wealthy, proud, Zionist Jew who fights antisemitism – what is not for the BBC and Guardian to hate? On the other side of this argument, the BBC and the …

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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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