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Anti Zionism

The Yellow Star and the Scarlet Letter

Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua M. Davidson

Israel's policies can be legitimately criticized by fair-minded observers, but the criticism must be legitimate and it must be fair. And college and university officials must rebuke any campus organizations that pervert support for Israel into a modern-day scarlet letter.

Angry Words at Our Passover Seder

Rabbi Laura Geller | Posted 04.02.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Geller

Shfokh hamatkha reminds me to pay attention to the hate that exists in the world, against us, and against others, but because it is said as we open the door for Elijah, it reminds me not to let the fear that hate evokes cloud our vision of what we are called to do to redeem the world.

Boycotting University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jonathan Judaken | Posted 10.29.2014 | College
Jonathan Judaken

The grounds of the academic war zone that surrounds Israel/Palestine are booby-trapped and they are shifting.

Theater Rejects Jewish Film Festival Over Israeli Embassy Ties

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 08.08.2014 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) A London theater is refusing to host the UK Jewish Film Festival because it receives partial funding from the Israeli Embass...

Confessions of an 'Uncritical' Israel 'Booster'

Gil Troy | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Gil Troy

Israel's supporters are not a special breed of fanatic, "uncritical boosters"; but a diverse lot of thoughtful patriots, confronting dilemmas while also affirming Jewish national dreams and Israel's fundamental rights.

A Call to PCUSA to Reject Zionism Unsettled

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

Many Presbyterian leaders do not share the polarizing arguments brought by Zionism Unsettled. Hopefully, the Presbyterian Church will reject any resolution that reflects a one-sided anti-Israel position during discussions at the upcoming Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly in Detroit.

Global Anti-Semitism and the Erosion of Shame

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Abraham H. Foxman

Anti-Semitism has characteristics like other forms of bigotry in terms of stereotyping, alienation from the other, and discrimination. But what makes it different, and which goes a long way to explain anomalous things about anti-Semitism is the core of the anti-Semitic idea.

Road Testing Natan Sharansky's Criteria For Anti-Semitism

Shai Franklin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Religion
Shai Franklin

Now that most nations finally acknowledge anti-Semitism as a scourge, adding criticism of the Jewish State to the list undermines the precious credibility of a hard-fought brand. It clouds rather than clarifies.

Israel's Overplayed 'Anti-Semitism' Card

Shai Franklin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Religion
Shai Franklin

If there can be no legitimate disagreement, even acrimony, there can be no dialogue and potential for mutual acceptance and genuine respect. Criticism can be unfair, disingenuous, inaccurate and even offensive, without being anti-Semitic.

Anti-antisemitic Hitmen And The New Judeophobia

Jonathan Judaken | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Jonathan Judaken

To say that anti-Zionism is antisemitism is too simplistic, just as it is a canard to say that Zionism is racism or that Israel is an apartheid state. Scholars have something important to contribute to this debate: to facilitate a more rounded discussion of the new Judeophobia.

What's the Motivation Behind Recent Art Crimes?

MutualArt | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts

Three different incidents this month alone show us, however, that crime in museums is very easy to achieve. Elementary yet different in execution, these recent events allow us to ascertain what motivates people to commit art crimes.

WATCH: Is It Anti-Zionism Or Anti-Semitism?

Jacques Berlinerblau | Posted 06.10.2012 | Religion
Jacques Berlinerblau

One doesn't spend a quarter-century working in the American academy without coming across all manner of opinionated, irrational and overheated types. None more so than those whose out-of-class activism consists of lambasting the State of Israel.

Friends Seminary Plays Bait And Switch On Anti-Semitism

Alan Dershowitz | Posted 04.28.2012 | Religion
Alan Dershowitz

The Friends Seminary teaches our future leaders. Many Friends Schools around the country have espoused strongly anti-Israel policies for years. Now, they have crossed the line from preaching anti-Zionism to tolerating anti-Semitism.

Anti-Zionists Plumb New Depths: Cliona Campbell's Story

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

Cliona Campbell is a 19-year old student from Cork, in Ireland. But right now, Cliona lives in fear. And all this because Cliona spent a couple of months in Israel as a volunteer for the IDF.

Progressive? Then Don't Boycott Israel

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

A recent article in the Nation was at its most preposterous in depicting BDS as a grassroots movement assembling Palestinians, anti-Zionist Jews, and labor unionists in a moral crusade against Zionism.

Through the Looking Glass: The Myth of Israeli Exceptionalism

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

2010-06-04-dove.jpg Exceptionalism is an ideology propagated by the power elites of two nations of vastly different proportions and histories -- Israel and the U.S. -- but each declares a divinely manifest destiny.

Kosher Beef? Israel Paraders Chant "Go Back to Hungary & Poland!" at Ultra-Orthodox Jews (WATCH)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Amid an otherwise festive ethos at New York City's annual Salute to Israel Parade, hundreds of paraders ended up facing off with a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews who oppose the state of Israel.

How Anne Frank Was Sent Back Into Hiding

Josie Ensor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Josie Ensor

Hezbollah say its war is not against Jews but on the "Zionist entity," yet it broadcasted a diatribe against the teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank on its TV station.

Fighting or Whitewashing Nazism: Will the Real Norway Please Stand up?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

A review of official Norwegian websites shows a virtual whitewashing of Knut Hamsun's Nazi connection, while glorifying his literary career.

Durban the Sequel: Send Out the Clowns

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thane Rosenbaum

In the eight years since the Durban I debacle, the producers of this global sham hadn't come up with anything more original than to blame Israel for the world's racist problems.