Category Archives: anti-semitism

Rashida Tlaib, afflicted with BDS fever, urges viewers to boycott Bill Maher’s show

The other day I posted a tweet containing a clip of Bill Maher calling out the BDS movement for hiding its real aim—to get rid of Israel. The relevant section goes from 18:55 to 20:03 in this video of his latest show. But keep listening, at least until 23:00.  As the article below notes, “Maher […]

Another anti-Semitic comment

It never fails: whenever I write about Israel, no matter what I say, I get some anti-Semitic comments or emails. (Note that my post this morning was critical of Israel and Netanyahu). Here’s a comment from “opplevesannheten“, whose email address I’ve mercifully omitted, though he/she has a website that would have appeared in the comment had […]

Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib refused entry to Israel (they relent a bit on Tlaib)

As you probably know, “progressive” Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar were refused entry to Israel by the government because they are vocal supporters of the BDS movement, whose aim (though downplayed) is to eliminate the state of Israel by promulgating the “right of return” that will create a single Arab-majority state. Since yesterday, Israel […]

BDS Founder Omar Barghouti calls for an end to Israel in The Nation

Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, has a new piece in The Nation, and that surprises me.  It surprises me because it’s full of distortions, because it doesn’t say anything new, and because I thought The Nation, a progressive magazine, was better than this. But read for yourself. Barghouti […]

House passes anti-BDS bill by wide bipartisan margin: three of “the squad” (along with 13 other Democrats) dissent

If you don’t know about B.D.S. (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, the New York Times article below, from Saturday, will give you the basics. As for the title question, well, it’s not answered; the article gives the views of both supporters and detractors of BDS. I’ve always thought the movement was anti-Semitic, but even if […]

The Lagers: A farewell letter from a doomed woman

This article from the Indy [Indianapolis] Star is more than a year old, but I still found it moving and wanted to call it to your attention (there’s a similar piece with additional information in the 2019 Journal Review). Click on the screenshot to read the Star piece, whose words I’ve put in indents below: […]

More arrant hypocrisy: D.C. Dyke March bans Israeli flags, Jewish pride flags, and American flags, but allows Palestinian flags

This is about the most hypocritical gesture I’ve seen from the Left since the Chicago Dyke March refused to allow Jewish “gay pride” flags (a star of David on a rainbow-colored banner) in its celebratory march two years ago.  According to many sources, including the three below, the DC Dyke March, which took place in […]

Al-Jazeera’s Holocaust minimalization

I won’t call this video, which Al-Jazeera posted on its website (and then removed it) an exercise in Holocaust denialism, as it admits that there was some imprisonment and killing of Jews by the Nazis. But what it emphasizes (click on screenshot below) is that the Jews get singled out for special remembrance because of […]

In face of media and alumni outcry, Williams College finally recognizes a student pro-Israel organization

As Williams College plummets down the slide toward Evergreen State College at the bottom, its wokeness has moved beyond racial divisiveness to anti-Semitism. As I’ve recently reported, the Williams Student Council decided to reject an application of WIFI, a pro-Israel organization with modest aims, to become a registered student organization (RSO). Further, they had already […]

Leeds University Union is unhappy with Israel Independence Day

I see the termites have dined well, and have finally reached Leeds University. Yes, the student union of that school saw fit to issue this tweet today on its Facebook Page (click on screenshot to go there and see replies): The anti-Semitism here is clear. This is just a celebration of the anniversary of Israel’s […]