All the House of Israel mourns the heinous, cowardly, anti-Semitic murders of a young rabbi, his two small children and another 10-year-old child, who were gunned down outside of a Jewish day school in Toulouse this morning.
We call on all Swedes, whatever their political views, to denounce this hate masquerading as art and join in demanding an investigation as to whether government grants directly or indirectly are being used for this presentation.
To trivialize anti-Semitism (and by extension the Holocaust) by tossing the "anti-Semite"
charge around with joyful recklessness is ugly, disrespectful, and obscene. Is it too much to ask the right to show a little respect for the dead?
As a woman born and raised in the South who has lived in three different southern states, I want to defend the South. I urge the rest of the country not to dismiss the South on the basis of the ugly statements of the ignorant and uneducated.
In Iceland, for decades, the entire "Hymns of the Passion" by Hallgrimur Petursson has been broadcast annually by the State Broadcasting Service. We were shocked by the many blatantly anti-Semitic references that pervade Petursson's Hymns.
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.
No one says that Buchanan is not bright and personable. He is, however, a bigot so far outside the American political mainstream that he should never have been given legitimacy by MSNBC in the first place.
While walking with my 8-year-old son near our home in Manhattan, he spotted a purple swastika scrawled across a billboard advertisement. As I took in the complexities of the situation, my son uttered words that made my heart break.
As we commemorate the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, that infamous meeting where the Nazis formally adopted the "Final Solution", let us focus on what was unique about the Holocaust amid the other atrocities of the modern era.
It's very difficult to have a conversation about Israel these days. Individuals are tagged as being either of the left or of the right; and once that tag sticks, dialogue becomes possible only within each side, but not between them.