February 10, 2021 at 7:07 am #213727
Andrew Yang – little different from any other US politician. Yang is vying for the NY Jewish vote in a campaign to be mayor. No surprise then that he decides to equate BDS and criticism of Israel with anti-semiticism.
It is likely under Biden the pro-Palestinian boycotts of Israel will be criminalised. His UN ambassador says it verges on anti-semiticism. Strange that the african-american boycott campaigns were not declared racist anti-white.February 11, 2021 at 2:14 pm #213783
I had a choice of topic threads for this article.
Any definition of antisemitism that includes anti-Zionism would threaten scholarly inquiry, constitutionally protected political speech, and the ability of non-profits to support projects in and for PalestineFebruary 12, 2021 at 11:52 pm #213816
Guardian sacks journalist for anti-israel tweets
“…The tweet, which Robinson deleted under Guardian pressure, was only anti-Semitic if you choose to see it that way — which, of course, is exactly how Israel’s apologists would like you to see it…”
U.S. editor John Mulholland complaining about Robinson’s tweeted:
“Saying that the only Jewish state controls the most powerful country in the world is clearly anti-Semitic. The myth of ‘Jewish power’ informs murderous hatred. Delete this and apologise.”February 17, 2021 at 7:27 pm #213999
More on Apartheid IsraelFebruary 18, 2021 at 12:31 am #214006ZJWParticipant
WSWS: ‘Anti-Semitism” accusations used in attempt to prevent Ken Loach speaking at Oxford University’: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/02/17/loac-f17.htmlFebruary 18, 2021 at 1:29 am #214007
And this at a time where free speech in universities is supposedly going to have more protection.
Now we know how selective it will be appliedFebruary 23, 2021 at 12:16 pm #214171
Jonathan Cook once again revealing the unpleasant truth of Israel’s apartheid.
“You’re not Israelis, you’re Arabs, we did you a favor when we let you stay.”February 25, 2021 at 1:18 pm #214246
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. All religions are fair game.
The University of Bristol’s Islamic Society (BRISOC) said Professor Steven Greer of the Law School is reported for his “Islamophobic rhetoric”
Greer listed several other human rights challenges related to Islam, including freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and the position of non-Muslims in Muslim countries. Another section related to the position of women in Islam, said students, referring to lines that said Muslim women experienced “physical chastisement by husbands” and “women who wear hijab were less likely to work outside home or be involved in higher education”.February 28, 2021 at 11:42 pm #214543
David Miller, a professor of political sociology at Bristol University, has been the subject of a smear campaign, alleging he has made anti-Semitic comments. Individuals and groups such as the Board of Deputies of British Jews (BoD), the Community Security Trust (CST) and the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) demand his sacking.
With one side of their mouth the defend academic free speech but with the other side, but only for those who agree with us.March 4, 2021 at 12:34 am #214801
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has opened a formal investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories.
Netanyahu’s response is that the probe was an anti-Semitic attack on the only Jewish state.
“the essence of anti-Semitism and the essence of hypocrisy.”
“It found that our brave and moral soldiers, who are fighting the most brutal terrorists on earth, are, of all people, war criminals. The court, which was established to prevent a recurrence of the horrors perpetrated by the Nazis against the Jewish people, is now turning against the state of the Jewish people.”
The investigation is dual-purpose. To investigate Israel’s transgressions and also those of the PA and Hamas.
Once again the hypocrisy is Netanyahu’s who appears to support one of the IHRA definitions of anti-semitism – “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.”
But has no compunction in accusing others of being like NazisMarch 12, 2021 at 3:50 am #215194
Settlers complain so Israeli army arrests children for foraging for wild food
Earlier today, five Palestinian children reportedly aged 8-12 were detained by Israeli army soldiers after picking wild flowers, at the behest of Israeli settlers whose very presence in occupied territory is illegal.
— Ben White (@benabyad) March 10, 2021March 13, 2021 at 1:20 am #215248
Financing of influence in universities in Canada by pro-Israel zionistsMarch 14, 2021 at 4:08 am #215327
Given the attention to the Labour Party’s and Corbyn’s supposed “anti-semitism” where is the media attention to the right-ward drift in Israel’s politics.
Netanyahu has made a electoral pact with the many Israeli religious political parties to hopefully ensure his re-election. It will facilitate the entry of Zionist extremists such as Jewish Power into the parliament.March 15, 2021 at 9:44 am #215405
Only a particular type of Jew is acceptable to Israeli Zionists.
A recent Supreme Court decision requiring the government to recognise Reform and Conservative conversions performed in Israel would lead to the country being “overrun” with “fake” Jewish converts from Africa, according to Netanyahu.
The Supreme Court ruling is narrow in scope and applies only to Jews who have converted under non-Orthodox auspices within Israel’s borders with one orthodox party implying in a campaign ad that the Reform movement would convert dogs to Judaism.
Yet even Israeli liberals are discriminatory with one posting on Facebook “The Conservative and Reform movements in Israel convert only those who have residency status. Not labor migrants. Not asylum seekers…”March 15, 2021 at 9:49 am #215406
Swiss Muslims and Jews join together to oppose the new Burka law
The Swiss “have a long history of trying to curb migrations through banning religious practice,” Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, the president of the Conference of European Rabbis. In 1892, the Swiss ban on kosher slaughter, which remains in place today, was “designed to stop the Jewish migration from Russia” from pogroms, he added.
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