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NZ Icon takes on Antisemitism

NZ Icon takes on Antisemitism Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, Australasia     Author: Miriam Bell

Back in 2014, at the height of the Israel-Gaza conflict, I wrote about the extreme nature of anti-Israel protests and public pronouncements. I pondered whether there might perhaps be a stream of antisemitism, disguised as anti-Israel sentiment, growing in New Zealand. These concerns are shared by o

The Last Word: Rights and a Wrong

The Last Word: Rights and a Wrong Categories: Antisemitism, Australasia, Interfaith Dialogue     Author: Jeremy Jones

The Festival of Chanukah, which this year was celebrated in early December, has come to be identified with the concept of religious freedom. In many communal and public candle-lighting ceremonies, this theme was dominant, with the right to worship freely celebrated and restrictions on this freedom

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Essay: Grandstanding Against Peace

Essay: Grandstanding Against Peace Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism     Author: Glen Falkenstein

There was something missing from the Asian Cup this year when it kicked off in Australia. Not only was there the absurdity that an Israeli team was not present, despite being in geographically the same area as the Palestinian territories - which did send a team to the competition - but any mention o

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The problem with Jeremy Corbyn

The problem with Jeremy Corbyn Categories: Anti-Zionism, Antisemitism, United Kingdom, Updates     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

Jeremy Corbyn, with his controversial history of calling terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah "friends", and associating with known antisemites and Holocaust deniers, has become the leader of the British Labour party. Corbyn claims that his references to terrorists as "friends" was to promote peace

Essay: Words that Matter

Essay: Words that Matter Categories: Antisemitism, Holocaust/ War Crimes, Iran     Author: Ben Cohen

At the height of negotiations with the Iranian regime over its nuclear program, Western advocates of a deal found themselves rationalising the Islamic Republic's uncompromising belligerence towards Israel. They did so as part of their bid to persuade a sceptical public that the mullahs would honour

Europa Europa: Tribal Troubles

Europa Europa: Tribal Troubles Categories: Antisemitism, Europe     Author: Douglas Davis

The pipes are skirling and the saltires are snapping smartly in the summer breeze, but there is an undercurrent of concern. Ignoring pleas from the Scottish Jewish community, the local councils of Edinburgh, Glasgow and many smaller Scottish towns flew the Palestinian flag above their offices in sol

The Last Word: Shoe Business

The Last Word: Shoe Business Categories: Antisemitism     Author: Jeremy Jones

When a high profile London-based conspiracy theorist publicly claimed that Mossad had snuck into his home, in a sophisticated mission to steal a simple shoe from his otherwise secure footwear collection, he inspired laughter, a flurry of jokes on social media, and encouragement from his comrades to,

Voices of Dialogue and Hope

Voices of Dialogue and Hope Categories: Antisemitism, Interfaith Dialogue, International Jewry     Author: Sharyn Mittelman

This June the American Jewish Committee (AJC) hosted its annual Global Forum conference in Washington DC, bringing together leaders and commentators to grapple with the defining challenges of our time in Jewish and Israel affairs - including rising antisemitism, the anti-Israel boycott, prospects fo

Scribblings: Incitement Watch

Scribblings: Incitement Watch Categories: Antisemitism, Iran, Israel, Palestinians     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

It seems worthwhile to again revisit the issue of incitement in the Palestinian media because some people seem to doubt that this is really a serious problem. Anyone who cares about peace should care about the blatantly antisemitic, pro-terrorist or insanely conspiratorial things ordinary Palestinia

The Last Word: Call to Action

The Last Word: Call to Action Categories: Antisemitism, International Jewry     Author: Jeremy Jones

On 19 May 2015, we lost a giant of academia, world Jewry and the fight against antisemitism.Professor Robert Wistrich, who mixed knowledge with wisdom and research with passionate advocacy, suffered a fatal heart attack. Less than a week earlier he had delivered a powerful address to the Fifth Glob

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