Archive for 'antisemitism'
This is a guest post by Eve Garrard
We all know about the importance of context in understanding and judging the actions of others. If the person who stole a loaf of bread was starving, and trying to feed her starving child, we judge the theft differently from the way we judge an equivalent theft carried [...]
A reminder that using “anti-Zionism” as a cover for antisemitism, and identifying Israel as an agent of western “imperialism,” have a long and not-so-noble history.
On November 20, 1952, the trial of Rudolf Slansky, former general secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, and 13 colleagues got under way in Prague. The Moscow-directed purge of the [...]
This is a cross-post from Mida by Jonathan Sacerdoti
A new survey published by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights reveals the worrying extent of anti-Jewish abuse in Europe and failure of states to tackle this growing problem. There is now little room for doubt; Europe’s Jews feel increasingly threatened and abused, fearing antisemitic abuse [...]
Cross-posted from Karl Pfeifer at Hungarian Spectrum
Péter Dániel is a Hungarian lawyer and civil rights activist. When in 2010 the new rightwing government made the presentation of a declaration of national solidarity mandatory in every government office, Dániel pelted it with a deviled egg. When a similar law came into effect for the new constitution, [...]
(This is a crosspost from Fathom.)
Shlomo Sand, The Invention of the Land of Israel, From Holy Land to Homeland, translated by Geremy Forman
Verso, London & New York 2012, 295 pp.
Shlomo Sand’s political treatise, The Invention of the Land of Israel, is another link in his larger project of deconstructing the ‘historical super mythos of the [...]
At Hungarian Spectrum, Eva S. Balogh reports examples of Hungarian authorities’ current thinking when it comes to hate speech and incitement against minorities:
She cites an article in The Economist about an August 2012 march in the town of Devecser, a victim of the red sludge that covered acres and acres of land around a factory [...]
I hope those who appreciate what MEMRI does in exposing some of the worst aspects of the Arab and Muslim world can also appreciate when it highlights some of the best– for example Yamina Thabet, head of the Tunisian Minority Rights Group, passionately and bravely denouncing the government for failing to act against antisemitic crimes [...]
Guest post by Karl Pfeifer
Antisemitism: A Specific Phenomenon by Clemens Heni sets out to analyze the trivialization of the Holocaust and in many cases the cosmopolitan character of anti-Zionism in the age of resurgent Islamism. Heni shows how old antisemitic assertions and insinuations are being reinvigorated while Jews, once again, are set up as scapegoats [...]
It often seems that antisemitism in the context of criticism of Israel goes unchecked. So it’s good to see some recognition of this problem in a recent German Press Council ruling that a cartoon reproduced by Süddeutscher Zeitung violated the press code. I wrote about this case on Engage, and think it should be emphasised [...]
Posted: September 13th, 2013 under antisemitism.
Iran’s new president and foreign minister may be trying to give the impression of a kinder, gentler line toward the Jewish people, but if so, that hasn’t filtered down to the hacks at the state-owned Press TV.
Here are some other people who have been spotted acting Jew:
And yes, even him:
(Hat tip: Michael)