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Antisemitism

Anti-Semitism: Know It. Name It. Shame It.

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Stephen D. Smith

There is talk of a "new anti-Semitism" sweeping the globe, but all I see is the same irrational hatred aimed at the same perplexed victims, who are once again left wondering what has energized such bile.

Boycotting University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jonathan Judaken | Posted 08.29.2014 | College
Jonathan Judaken

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

History Repeats Itself and the World Remains Silent

Jonathan Biron | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
Jonathan Biron

The battle against anti-Semitism is a human and moral one. It should unite all those who seek peace and equality in the world. The battle against anti-Semitism is about human rights and democracy.

How The Mideast Conflict Nourishes Anti-Semitism

Tahar ben Jelloun | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Tahar ben Jelloun

The Jews are caught in a contradiction between protection of memory and the intolerable nature of the massacres committed by the Jewish state.

The Anti-Semite Inside You

Ariel Chesler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Ariel Chesler

I suggest that in the same way we talk about internalized sexism and racism and homophobia we must talk about internalized anti-Semitism.

What Anne Frank Taught Me About Israel's War With Gaza

Elad Nehorai | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Elad Nehorai

Why has Israel built an unparalleled army? Because without such an army, it would have been wiped out. Why do AIPAC and such organizations have such influence? Because there is a much bigger lobby, the lobby of historic antisemitism, that has existed for ages.

I'm Done Apologizing for Israel

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

I ask the enraged critics of Israel's defensive responses to Hamas: Would you have us not respond to this monstrosity? Do you think it's not worth losing the PR battle to retain our humanity and save as many lives as possible?

Where's the Ukrainian Far Right Now?

Brian Dooley | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Brian Dooley

Ukraine's far right has sunk to virtual electoral oblivion, and it's hard to know where or if it will reappear. Its role in defending protestors against the Yanukovych government, overthrown in February this year, didn't translate into widespread support in either the presidential election in May or in Kyiv's municipal elections.

Anti-Semitism Is On The Rise, Report Says

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 04.27.2014 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks against Jews worldwide dropped in 2013, but anti-Semitism is becoming more widespread in Europe amid a rise ...

Violent Attackers Mark Jewish Teacher With Swastika

Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion

A Jewish teacher in Paris was subjected to a violent attack on Thursday night, according to a report by the Bureau for National Vigilance Against Anti...

Ugly Racist Chants at Soccer Game

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

This incident in Poznan would not be so noteworthy if were an isolated occurrence. It is not. It is part of a developing trend.

The Academic Boycott of Israel: A Well-Intentioned Bad Idea

Howard Schweber | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Howard Schweber

For the ASA to declare a kind of academic war on Israeli academics and universities is to attack the people who are fighting for freedom of expression on the front lines.

Season of Tradition: Not Anti-Semitism

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

Dumbstruck. Flummoxed. I cannot believe what I have just read. I just read the lyrics of the Romania Christmas Carol performed by a folk ensemble named Dor Transilvan on Romania public television.

Jewish Peoplehood in a Multicultural World

Irina Nevzlin Kogan | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion
Irina Nevzlin Kogan

While vanishingly few of us, then, have ever truly set aside the solidarity that has sustained us as a people for three millennia, all too many of us are prejudiced and yes, even flat-out, no-getting-around-it racist towards other Jews.

Christian Proselytizing: A Form of Oppression? 'Only Death Will Tell!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.21.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

From some perspectives, that sharing the word of Jesus is an act of bestowing a great gift on the "unbeliever," while for others, rather than experiencing this as a gift, some of us perceive this as an imposition, an annoyance, an insensitivity, a provocation, or worse, a form of oppression.

No Justice, No Meat: Polish Parliament Reaffirms Antisemitism

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

As with most Jewish communities, the vast majority of Polish Jews do not keep kosher. Yet, the news that the ban on Kosher meat production in Poland will continue indefinitely is of profound symbolic importance.

On Jews and Justice

Kirk Douglas | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Kirk Douglas

I've lived a long time. Almost 97 years. I've seen a lot of fear-mongering, bigotry and discrimination. But now I'm also seeing a modern generation of children who view the world very differently than their parents and grandparents.

Anti-Semitic Attacks Surged In 2012, Report Finds

AP | ARIEL DAVID | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israeli researchers warned Sunday of a sudden upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks, topped by a deadly school shooting in France, notin...

Verbal Combat: The Rise of Israel's Words Warriors

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.04.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The righteousness of Israel's cause can be established in open argument and Israel can be victorious in the marketplace of ideas. The time has come to passionately engage Israel's enemies in verbal combat.

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.

Newtown Shootings an Israeli-US Plot, Suggests Conspiracy-Mongering Professor

Chip Berlet | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics
Chip Berlet

The Newtown, Connecticut school shooting may be part of a sinister Israeli intelligence operation according to retired professor James Fetzer. The Dul...

Attacks on Chuck Hagel Show Political Correctness At Its Worst

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The charges against Hagel that have received a hearing do little more than perpetuate our inability to debate seriously issues of vital national concern.

Confronting the Black Tide of New Antisemitism

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.16.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

To give things their correct name, Albert Camus said, is to put the world right a bit. That is why the first task is that of nomination, of pronouncing the word: Whether one likes it or not, Europe is the stage of a wave of a new kind of antisemitism. What kind? And what's new about it?

On the Savage Ad and Western Values

Sara Khorshid | Posted 12.12.2012 | World
Sara Khorshid

One of the classic questions that I often encounter as a Muslim and Egyptian is whether my religion is "compatible" with democracy and human rights.

Emory Dental Students Flunked For Being Jewish Get Official Apology 60 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.12.2012 | Religion

This week Emory University president James W. Wagner officially apologized to Jewish students who were wrongfully failed or otherwise harassed under t...