How identity politics excuses anti-Semitism

Jan 12, 2020 by

by Sean Collins, spiked: There is a disturbing reluctance to condemn anti-Semitism when it comes from ethnic minorities. New York has been the scene of a number of vicious anti-Semitic attacks over the past few weeks. The most shocking occurred in the final days of December when a machete-wielding man barged into a Hasidic rabbi’s home in Monsey (30 miles north of New York City) and stabbed five people who were celebrating Hanukkah. The visceral terror of the Monsey attack – a lunatic with a...

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Anti-Semitism is the ultimate marker of cultural derangement

Jan 3, 2020 by

by Melanie Phillips, JNS: The attacks against Jews in New York and London during the past week have left people deeply shocked. The stabbing rampage against Hanukkah celebrants in Monsey, N.Y., following a deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in New Jersey in which two Chassidic Jews were shot and killed, has produced much anguished discussion among American Jews about the loss of a security they had previously taken for granted. In London, graffiti promoting an unhinged conspiracy theory...

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Identity Politics Enables Anti-Semitic Violence. Enough

Dec 30, 2019 by

By Erielle Davidson, The Federalist: Yesterday evening marked the seventh night of Chanukah. It also marked the ninth anti-semitic attack since the Jewish holiday began last week. According to authorities, at least five people were stabbed Saturday evening during a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony at a rabbi’s home in the New York City suburb of Monsey. A man allegedly used a machete to stab five people, with two reportedly in critical condition. According to reports, the attacker attempted...

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Two reasons why so many still don’t grasp the new antisemitism

Dec 17, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips: At last Sunday’s rally against antisemitism in Westminster, more than 3,000 people listened to a range of speakers denounce anti-Jewish bigotry. Beyond that rally, however, reaction among the general public to the hatred in the Labour party directed at Israel and the Jewish people does not seem to reflect its eye-watering scale and viciousness. Leaked evidence collected by the Jewish Labour Movement exposed a virtual tsunami of crazed venom, with statements that Jews were...

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Anti-Semitism? It’s a Leftie thing

Dec 16, 2019 by

by Will Jones and Timothy Bradshaw, The Conservative Woman: HERE’S a question. Why is anti-Semitism thought to be a feature of the ‘far Right’? Perhaps more to the point, why are ‘far-Right’ fascist groups thought to be Right-wing? The Nazis were National Socialists, after all. Mussolini came from the Left and, despite rejecting the principle of equality, always described himself as a socialist. The totalitarian state in the 20th century came in communist and fascist forms, and was sometimes...

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Why is Antisemitism such a Big Issue in the General Election?

Dec 8, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: What is going on in British Politics? In an election which was supposed to be all about Brexit, and which Labour want to make all about the NHS, there is another issue that is just as predominant – that of antisemitism. In these past few days Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath SNP candidate Neale Hanvey has had his support withdrawn from the SNP after allegations of antisemitism. Falkirk Labour candidate Safir Ali has been suspended for antisemitism. And the Tory...

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