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.
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.
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?
After a tragedy like the shooting in Wisconsin, we have to move beyond merely offering our sympathy and condolences. We have to try our best to help replace the current culture of contempt with a culture of respect.
To understand why hatreds endure, we have to confront history. Histories that are not confronted can never be reconciled and yet most people -- including many Jews-- know very little about the history of antisemitism.
Privately, Patti Stanger has free reign to share with her clients generalized observations about particular communities stemming from years of experience. However, when broadcast on TV, those same comments come across as uncalled for -- and unfair -- stereotypes.
At a time of increasing -- and increasingly complex -- anti-Semitism throughout the world, Yale University has decided to shut down the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism.
Sometimes accompanied by Sarde, sometimes without him, generally after a simple, spontaneous phone call to make sure I was there, available "for a coffee," Jean-Luc Godard stopped by my place on the Boulevard Saint-Germain.
I am not saying Beck is anti-Semitic. I think he is so utterly ignorant of Jewish history and the history of Germany 1933-1945 that he is unaware of what he is doing in his three-part series on George Soros.