Tag Archives: Sephardi

The Great Jewish “Whiteness” Thing.

The question of Ashkenazi Jewish “whiteness” is receiving increased attention. If to be “white” means anything it means to be of European descent.  But in today’s western-left political culture what it really means is “bad, racist, colonialist, imperialist, hater of all-things-good.” In other words, it means to be a contemptible …

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Of Nakbas, fools and fingers.

Nakba week is over. The demonstrators have gone home. The Palestinian Authority have delivered their speeches and sounded their sirens. The Arab and ‘liberal’ western press and media have duly commiserated. But while Palestinians marked the 66th anniversary of the ‘catastrophic’ mass flight of Arab refugees from Israel in 1948, …

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The Mizrahi story can end the colonialist myth.

This summer’s Gaza war has highlighted the role of the media and opinion formers in shaping a hostile view of Israel and a more favourable understanding of Hamas. Two journalists, formerly staffers with mainstream media, Matti Friedman and Tom Gross, have called the biased reporting on the Arab-Israeli conflict a …

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