Tag Archives: antisemitism

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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The #JewishPrivilege Trend’s Major Takeaway.

The maelstrom of a global pandemic has recently kept worldwide antisemitism relatively quiet, but it does not mean that Jew haters are resting.  On Twitter, the antisemitic hashtag #JewishPrivilege, which was originally used to accuse Jews of racism and control over other minorities, rapidly became a top trending hashtag. In …

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The greatest danger to the Jewish people.

The longer the pandemic lingers, the more the world will turn a blaming eye toward us, the Jews. Anytime affliction grows around the world, it directs its anger at the Jews.  A few days ago, far-right white nationalist Canadian politician Travis Patron released a video stating,  “What we need to …

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Antisemitism and Pandemics.

Be it a plague or a war, a flood or an earthquake, a revolution or a financial meltdown, in the end, there is always one culprit: the Jews.  In America, too, many already blame COVID-19 on the Jews, as is the case with the riots engulfing the tormented country. In …

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Where were you social warriors?

As bad as I feel for the family of George Floyd, I have a question for you. Where were you when millions of Jews were murdered? Where were you when an Israeli student was beaten unconscious on the subway for allegedly speaking Hebrew on his phone in Berlin? Where were …

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Covid-19 and the plague of online antisemitism.

The Covid-19 virus has produced sickness and death, turmoil and disruption, around the world. It is a silent stalker of human fragility. But it has brought with it another virus, an older but virile plague, one with no known cure, and no limits to the amount of dead bodies it …

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From Israel: “Incredible Irony”

Today we mark a momentous historical event that is not sufficiently recognized: Following WWI, the victorious Allied powers met to determine the allocation of territory that had been captured from a defeated Ottoman Empire. The first meeting, held in London in February 1920, established, among other matters, that Palestine would …

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Antisemitism is at its core a conspiracy theory.

Antisemitism is at its core a conspiracy theory.  It is based in the irrational belief that “the Jews”, a numerically tiny and historically marginalised ethnic and religious group, have been conspiring to cause harm to others, undermining and manipulating, for their own nefarious purposes.  It is not what Jews do …

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Covid-19 and the ethno-nationalist vultures.

Extremists of all stripes look to times of economic uncertainty, social unrest, and political turmoil as opportunities for them to take power.  Whether it is the fascists and communists fighting it out in Weimar Germany or during the Great Depression, or in dozens of other countries at other times, extremists …

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Jews of York.

After the Norman Conquest of 1066, a number of Jews came to England from Rouen in France.  The early Norman kings needed to borrow money to build castles and secure their kingdom, but money-lending was forbidden to Christians.  It was, however, permitted to Jews.  These French-speaking Jews were protected by …

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