Rising Racism Amid Worsening Situation in the Middle East
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Rising Racism Amid Worsening Situation in the Middle East

It has long been noted that when the situation in a particular region grows tense, racism and xenophobia are bound to increase. For example, the coronavirus pandemic that gripped the world last year gave rise to a host of conspiracy theories, some of which brought to the surface issues of anti-Semitism and Sinophobia. The number…

Facebook, the ADL and the Brewing Battle to Label Zionism as Hate Speech
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Facebook, the ADL and the Brewing Battle to Label Zionism as Hate Speech

The Biden administration is opening a new child prison along the United States-Mexico border. The center, located in Carrizo Springs, around 100 miles southwest of San Antonio, is being specifically built for unaccompanied migrant children attempting to cross the border and will hold around 700 people when finished, although plans noted it will be expanded…

Antisemitism Claims Mask a Reign of Political and Cultural Terror Across Europe
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Antisemitism Claims Mask a Reign of Political and Cultural Terror Across Europe

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz has run a fascinating long report this week offering a disturbing snapshot of the political climate rapidly emerging across Europe on the issue of antisemitism. The article documents a kind of cultural, political and intellectual reign of terror in Germany since the parliament passed a resolution last year equating support for…

Germany Connects Jews with Corona
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Germany Connects Jews with Corona

Germany, the powerhouse of Europe and the centre of the Corona restrictions battle, unleashed the Kraken against the disaffected. If you are not happy to wear a mask, stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, you are an anti-Semite. And this is a criminal offense in Germany, punishable by years of prison. It is certainly a scary accusation that can…

Pompeo Spells Out the New Normal: All Criticism of Israel Is ‘Antisemitic’
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Pompeo Spells Out the New Normal: All Criticism of Israel Is ‘Antisemitic’

It is tempting to dismiss last week’s statements by Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism and suggesting the global movement to boycott Israel is driven by hatred of Jews, as the last gasp of a dying administration. But that would be foolhardy.  Pompeo’s decision to label all but the most tepid…