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    When far-right Jew-haters agree with far-left Israel-haters

     “The game of partisan ping-pong with antisemitism needs to stop. It harms Jews. If you only recognize antisemitism on the other side of the political spectrum or only care about it insofar as it can be used against political opponents, you don’t care about antisemitism.” This tweet, and the following thread, was recently posted by V. Judah Khaykin, who works with the Anti-Defamation League. I was glad to see that the thread included some material I had tried to highlight in my writings, because I’ve long felt that the prevalent notion that right-wing and left-wing antisemitism are two totally different beasts is mistaken. I first noticed some five years ago…

  • Anti Fascism,  Israel/Palestine

    Quinn Protests: I’m talking about Zionists, not Jews

    Quinn has responded: He claims that he has no time for David Duke and has had his piece removed from Duke’s site Then he goes on to: Emphasise that he has nothing against Jews: indeed,  some of his best friends are Jewish; Repeat his claims about ‘Israeli’ control of the media (backed up with a reference to Mearsheimer and Walt) and ‘Israeli’ control of Washington; Protest that he and Delich have been ‘smeared’ as anti-semitic, simply for telling it like it is. Now, here’s a challenge. Evidently, there are a lot of people out there, some of whom think of themselves as anti-racists, who – like Delich – read Quinn’s…

  • Anti Fascism,  The Left

    How To Avoid Re-posting from Neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan or White Power Web Sites

    This is a guest post by Modernity Apparently some members of the UCU activist list are having problems discerning which material is fit for inclusion in civilised and academic debate; sadly one of them made the very egregious mistake of posting information from David Duke’s web site. In mitigation another UCU activist commented “This has made me crucially aware of how difficult it is to set out rules, even guidelines, for avoiding errors. “ I can’t think why academics can’t apply some critical thinking to material found on the Internet; however, for the benefit of Mr. Cushman and other UCU activists here’s a very simple guide: “For UCU Activists –…