How identity politics helped to resuscitate anti-Semitism

Aug 1, 2020 by

by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: Poor Wiley. The grime king must be having a hard time. He clearly has mental-health problems. What he needs is a bit of a talking-to and some education. ‘It’s just really sad’, as Lily Allen said about Wiley’s hate-filled social-media posts about Jews. This has been the general tone of the discussion about Wiley’s 48-hour spouting of vile racist hatred against Jewish people. There has been an almost sympathetic undertone. (Allen was criticised by her...

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The progressive world: an antechamber to evil

Jul 31, 2020 by

by Melanie Phillips: After days of antisemitic rants on social media, the “Grime” rapper Wiley has finally been barred from Twitter and Facebook following outrage by Jews and others that he was allowed to use these platforms for his vicious incitement. This episode was particularly chilling. It involved a sustained onslaught of anti-Jewish invective by a prominent public figure who described Jews as “cowards and snakes,” likened them to the Ku Klux Klan and suggested they should be shot. He...

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Free speech for Wiley?

Jul 26, 2020 by

by Paul Goodman, Conservative Home: Our older readers will be familiar with Wiley – the rapper who last week posted a series of anti-semitic remarks on social media. We linger on one tweet only, in which he undertook a whirlwind tour of the Israel-Palestine dispute, claiming that “I cannot be upset about two sets of people killing each other on land that belongs to us anyway”.  This is a Black Israelite trope – the claim that black people are real descendants of the biblical Hebrews. It takes...

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The Future of Israel’s Borders: International Law and Islamic Law. Part II

Jul 1, 2020 by

by Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute: In part one, we identified several ways in which international bodies, states, and individuals interpret the US-Israeli plan for Israel to extend Israeli law in the ancient Jewish homeland of Judaea and Samaria. There is widespread, and misguided, agreement that such a move would be illegal under international law, which regards occupation and “annexation of territory” in a negative sense. However, as we have seen, much of this interpretation...

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The Future of Israel’s Borders: International Law and Islamic Law. Part I

Jun 30, 2020 by

by Denis MacEoin, Gatestone Institute: In general, taking territory from another country is treated under international law as illegal. Much of our sense that such illegality is as much morally wrong as it is legally prohibited comes from historical realities in modern history. The Nazi German takeovers of numerous countries across Europe between 1938 and 1945, together with the brutality with which they were carried out, stand even today as notorious examples of unacceptable behaviour in an...

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How populism went mainstream in Denmark

May 22, 2020 by

by Douglas Murray, UnHerd: Across Europe, political parties once deemed to be on the far-Right have made huge electoral breakthroughs by moderating their positions and coming in from the cold. They have been able to do this because of the unwillingness of mainstream politicians to address one of the most important issues facing the continent – immigration — coupled with media’s tendency to cast dissenting opinion as extreme. The story does vary from one country to another, and, just as...

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