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Israel: Exiles at Home

Israel is in the process of setting up a government once again helmed by Likud leader Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, but with its tone and emphasis set by smaller far-right parties. In this it is not exceptional, but very much like European countries such as Italy and Sweden, or India with its intolerant far-right Hindu nationalist government.

Two Bigotries That Are One

That Marjorie Taylor Greene received a standing ovation from her Republican colleagues, whereas Congressional Democrats were only able to muster a meaningless condemnation of antisemitism and other prejudice while not mentioning Ilhan Omar by name, is proof enough that the entire American political system is becoming contaminated with Jew hatred.

What Is It About the Jews’ Haters?

The question that is usually asked about Jew hatred is what it is about the Jewish people that makes others hate them so much. In the generations before the Holocaust, Germans called this the Judenfrage, the “Jewish question.” The idea was that the presence of Jews in Germany was a problem for the country. InContinue reading “What Is It About the Jews’ Haters?”

Amnesty for Antisemitism

Those who wish to destroy the Jewish state almost always hotly deny the charge of Jew hatred. Often, they claim they are merely opposed to Israeli policies, and the charge of antisemitism is meant to shield Israel against all legitimate criticism. Defenders of Israel must therefore waste time in responding to such attacks with aContinue reading “Amnesty for Antisemitism”