Category Archives: anti-semitism

NYU student union passes anti-Israel divestment resolution—by secret ballot

The demonization of Israel by American college students continues apace. This week the student government of New York University (NYU) passed a resolution urging the university to divest its funds from companies that they consider complicit in the oppression of Palestinians. The Washington Square News, NYU’s independent student newspaper, reports on the motion’s passage (click […]

Brendan O’Neill on the singling out of Israel for Leftist opprobrium

This well-argued Spectator piece by Brendan O’Neill is behind a paywall, but I’ve put some excerpts from it below.  His argument, with which I happen to agree, is that the singling out of Israel among all states for special opprobrium by the Left reflects anti-Semitism constantly disguised with the euphemism “anti-Zionism.” As you’ll see in […]

More virulent anti-Semitism and calls on Palestinian state TV for getting rid of Israel

If you’re going to indict a country in the Middle East for being an “apartheid State”, the last one you’d say would be Israel. Palestine is far more apartheidish, though I don’t like to use a word specific for a period of South African history.  Jews can’t live in Palestine, although Muslims can live in […]

Alyssa Milano repudiates the anti-Semitism of Women’s March founders

Alyssa Milano, the actor and activist (she was a prime mover of the #MeToo movement), has taken a principled stand that I have to admire even more, as it pits her against her fellow feminists who fall on the Control-Left. As reported by several venues, including The Independent and the left-wing Jewish site Haaretz, Milano […]

The shooting in Pittsburgh

I’ve been asked by several people why I haven’t responded to the horrible news of 11 people shot to death in a synagogue in Pittsburgh. It happened on Squirrel Hill, a Jewish area of the city in which, it so happens, most of my relatives used to live. I’m not sure whether any of them […]

Discipline for University of Michigan prof who wouldn’t write a letter for a student to study in Israel; but another UM teacher refuses to write a similar letter on anti-Israel grounds

UPDATE: According to the Jewish Journal, UM President Mark Schlissel has apologized to UM’s Jewish students, singling out both Cheney-Lippold and Peterson and saying the University would do everything it could to help the two “deplatformed” students finish their applications to study in Israel.  The Journal adds this: Refusing to write letters of recommendation for […]

Palestinian murders two Israeli civilian coworkers; Palestinians celebrate by dispensing sweets and hailing the killer; Western media largely ignores the murders

Imagine, if you will, that Israeli civilians crept over the border into Palestine, where they’re not allowed to live, and killed Palestinian civilians by shooting or stabbing them, or hitting them with cars. Imagine, too, that Israelis rejoiced in the streets when this happened, and even handed out sweets to fellow Israelis in celebration. Finally, […]

German high court affirms that Kuwait airlines can discriminate against Israeli passengers flying from Germany

Here are two articles that both say the same thing (I’m putting up the Reuters piece because posting only The Tablet piece would lead some to say, “Well, that’s just a Jewish site kvetching about Jewish mistreatment.” Reuters: The Tablet: The short story: an Israeli passenger tried to book a trip from Frankfurt to Bangkok in […]

More anti-Semitic lies from Palestinian media

The Palestine Observer (PO) is both a Twitter site and a Facebook page, but I’m not sure who runs it, or whether it has anything to do with the government of Palestine. Its motto is “Keeping our audience updated about the situation in Palestine.” But what they post is typical of the anti-Semitic propaganda that gets […]

Michigan professor rescinds offer to write student a letter of recommendation—after he discovers it was for study in Israel

This is the equivalent of deplatforming a speaker after he or she has been invited to speak. In fact, it’s worse, for it involves impeding a student’s career because of an associate professor’s ideological stand.  The professor is in cultural studies (of course), John Cheney-Lippold in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan. […]