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Antisemitism

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 07.07.2014 | 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...

In Berlin, Far From the Israel of Today

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.19.2012 | World
Carol Smaldino

Today has been a day spent in Berlin, devoted largely to its impressive and evocative Jewish Museum.

Remembering Alexander Cockburn

Conn Hallinan | Posted 10.14.2012 | Media
Conn Hallinan

For Chaos heard his voice: him all his Traine Follow'd in the bright procession to behold Creation, and the wonders of his might. --Parad...

Wisconsin Shootings: Sympathy Is Not Enough

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

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.

Andrea Stone

Famous German Family Feuds Over Nazi Letters

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

The long-running soap opera Sturm und Drang surrounding one of Germany's most famous -- and infamous -- families got a little hotter this week when on...

The History Of Anti-Semitism

Phyllis Goldstein | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Phyllis Goldstein

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.