Archive for the 'Anti-Semitism' Category

I saw the future — anti-Semitism — at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Friday, March 28th, 2014

By Gary Gerofsky

In a gymnasium on the campus of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, which is used for sports, concerts and normally happy and festive events of student life, I saw the future. It was in the form of a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) vote that passed overwhelmingly. The vote passed but will not take effect at this time because they did not get quorum (they needed over 600 students but they had a little over 400). I am told that the pending vote will be passed along to senate where its fate will be in the hands of that body. Regardless, one day soon, as on hundreds of campuses throughout the land, these and similar anti-civilization votes are or will be taking place. They are attended by hundreds of students, a good portion dressed in Islamic attire; some older students who do not appear to be students at all, angrier and more determined than your average Canadian student. Also in attendance are many Muslims and other supporters who are often bussed in by various religious and other groups, churches, unions, etc.

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Op-Ed: Anti-Semitism, Old and New

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

by Phyllis Chesler

And so, twelve years after I started writing my now out-of-print book, “The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It“; eleven years after I published it in 2003, I am counted as one of the experts on the subject.

My words are joined by those of Irwin Cotler, Hasia Diner, Michel Gurfinkiel, David Mamet, Cynthia Ozick, Alvin Rosenfeld, Charles Small, who are grappling with the question of “Anti-Semitism. Where Does It Come From and Why Does it Persist? What are its New Forms? Will It Ever Go Away?”

Our answers vary. Jews have always been “outsiders and enemies;” Judaism has been viewed as an “antiquated” or as a “corrupting” religion. Anti-Semitism is a way of “externalizing evil,” explaining “economic patterns,” provides a “convenient scapegoat,” is “misdiagnosed in America,” is “complex and contentious,” is a “politically correct disease, “an example of “Holocaust inversion,” of “state-sanctioned hatred,” is due to “Radical political Islam,” and remains “an omnipresent threat.”

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Shema Hashem: Remembering the Toulouse Tragedy [VIDEO]

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

From Aish.com:

Shema Hashem: Remembering the Toulouse Tragedy

March 19, 2014, marks the second Yahrzeit of the shooting in Toulouse, France that killed Rabbi Sandler, two of his children, and a little girl.

A Yahrzeit is the anniversary of a loved one’s loss. Generally people get together to remember their loss, support each other, talk, reminisce over old times with the loved one, eat some good food, and burn a Yahrzeit candle. It’s a beautiful ritual that helps survivors to celebrate, process, and remember the one(s) they lost. This is a beautiful video commemorating the evil terrorist act committed in Toulouse, France two years ago:

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The Two-State Delusion

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

by Mordechai Nisan*

Two decades after the signing of the declaration of principles (DOP) by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on the White House lawn, there is something unreasonable in the world’s continued adherence to the Oslo paradigm, tattered and battered as it is by years of a bloody fiasco. The Palestinian Arab leadership has consistently and adamantly rejected the two-state solution since its first articulation in 1937 by the British Peel commission[1] and has, as consistently, advocated the destruction of the Jewish state. Still, it undertook a successful public relations campaign in the 1980s promoting the notion of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip—”the occupied territories.”

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Obama’s foreign policy advances the interests of Islamists and leftists and subverts freedom

Monday, August 19th, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

Without freedom there can be no democracy. Without the US supporting freedom, democracy is endangered. With the US supporting make-believe democracy without freedom, there can be no real democracy with freedom. With the US working against freedom, there can be no US. With the US supporting Islamism (masked as a “religion of peace”), terrorism and war will flourish.

The US has had a mixed record of working to weaken or undermine states, individuals and groups that were harmful to its self-interests. US policy has generally been focused on its own interests, regardless of the merit of those interests. Now, with US President Obama’s new appeasement foreign policy, it could be argued that its policy is not geared towards its own self-interests but rather the interests of Islamists and leftists who are pushing hard to advance Obama’s vision of an Islamist crescent surrounding a shrunken or perhaps non-existent State of Israel. We must ask ourselves a very serious question: Why is Obama acting to destroy Israel, backing Islamists, and strengthening terrorists? How does this help American interests? Why are the American people not reacting to what amounts to the hijacking of US foreign policy to help the ideology of terrorists who were quite eager to attack America on 9/11 and to damage the US at every other opportunity before and after 9/11?

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Israel must defend its rights by saying “no” to Obama, the EU, and the UN

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

The peaceniks and media types have been excited these past several days over U.S. President Obama’s victory at getting the Government of Israel (GOI) to prostrate itself in front of the world. The Jewish State stands tortured and shackled by Obama and the E.U., self-flagellating in a defeated manner that is a national embarrassment, all to satisfy a world lusting for punitive action and retribution against the Jewish people for successfully establishing a free state, once again, in the place where they have lived continuously for at least 3500 years. It is now payback time in the minds of leftists because Jews survived and then defeated those who wanted to eliminate Israel with war and terror. Jews defeated people aligned to Adolph Hitler during the Second World War. Now, with the destructive help of those empowered to protect and defend Israel, the Jewish State is being asked to make dangerous sacrifices amounting to suicide.

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Helen Thomas, racist reporter, honored

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Imagine if an American reporter spouted, “Blacks should get the hell out of America and go back to Africa!” His/her career would be over instantly and the person would certainly not be glorified and mourned when dying. Well, our perverse, upside down, and politically correct society’s media has honored such a type of person.

It was horrible to watch, listen to, and read all the glowing epitaphs showered on former reporter Helen Thomas. She was painted as some kind of heroic reporter, willing to “stand up to presidents” (as she was usually accorded the honor of sitting in the front row of reporters at presidential news conferences).

She was nothing more than a disgusting ignorant racist bigot who should’ve been kicked out of the business of journalism years ago. This is Helen Thomas in her own words, advocating ethnic cleansing:

Helen Thomas Apologizes for Saying Jews Should ‘Get the Hell Out of Palestine’

… “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.”

Thomas went on to say that the Palestinian people “are occupied and it’s their land” and that Israelis should “go home” — to Poland, Germany, America “and everywhere else.” …

She offered the apology only to try to save her sagging career (along with her sagging facial structure). Her original ugly statement was also a clear indictment of her own ignorance.

The word “Palestine” was invented by the angry Roman emperor Hadrian. He wanted to insult Jews by renaming their Jewish homeland called “Judea” into a perversion of the word “Philistine,” which refers to a Greek people. The Philistines were old enemies of the Jews. There is no “Palestine” nor is there a historical basis for calling a bunch of Arab immigrants into the Holy Land “Palestinians.”

Jews have at least 4000 years of proven continuous history and presence in Israel, while Arabs and their political ideology called “Islam” only showed up in the Holy Land in the 7th century A.D.

We do not celebrate anyone’s death. That type of behavior is for the likes of Helen Thomas. But we do not bury the truth nor do we whitewash racists.


Appeasement, apology and transfer of moral authority — new U.S. foreign policy

Friday, July 19th, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

I read an article by Barry Rubin regarding American politics vis-a-vis “The Arab Spring” entitled, “At last, The Secret of President Barack Obama’s Middle East Policy Revealed, No Kidding.” It is profoundly disturbing because it points out (in the diplomatic-speak of US officials) that the foreign policy of the US is now built on appeasement and a quid pro quo arrangement that trades moral and material support to the Muslim Brotherhood and, ultimately, Al Qaeda, Iran and all other terror entities, for protection against violent jihad by terrorists.

The US mainland will be safe (the new unwritten doctrine suggests) provided bribes are paid to Islamists and leftists in whatever form the Islamists and leftists demand (and the demands grow and change to suit their evolving politics). Forced respect for “the religion of peace” (a popular misnomer for Islam) and subversion of free speech and truth are high demands now being quietly exacted by an Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)-controlled UN with their European sycophants looking for Obama backing. The US and Europe are willing to trade Israel’s security to make Europe and the Obama administration feel righteous.

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Alicia Keys Makes a Standout Show of Support for Israel

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

by Join the Boycott (@jointheboycott)

In an industry that has shown a distressing and cowardly acquiescence to pressure from anti-Israel extremists, the music world now has a standout courageous voice of support for Israel. One of today’s top recording artists, Alicia Keys (see video below), who is scheduled to perform in Tel Aviv on July 4, has refused to bow to pressure to cancel from Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) extremists, whose bullying tactics border on intimidation. In addition, USA Today shockingly joined the bullying, publishing online, almost verbatim, the words of a BDS press release. Alicia Keys response to BDS was mercurial and sweet. “I look forward to performing in Israel” she said. Kudos. Among the betrayers who have capitulated to the extremists’ pressure are Bon Jovi, Carlos Santana, and Annie Lennox, actors Dustin Hoffman and Meg Ryan, and singer Stevie Wonder cancelled a Friends of IDF support appearance in Los Angeles. JtB urges you not support any of the betraying artists. But Alicia, we are proud of you. Please tweet messages of support (@aliciakeys) and sign this petition supporting her. Kudos also to the many other artists who have rejected the extremists, among them the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Sir Elton John, Justin Bieber, Pet Shop Boys, Alanis Morissette, etc. 6/20/13

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UNICEF’s Blood Libel Against Israel

Friday, June 21st, 2013

by Phyllis Chesler

UNICEF has just released a report which constitutes a Blood Libel against the state of Israel. The UN body claims that Israeli forces have mistreated Palestinian children and have “degraded” and “tortured” those in custody.

The world media is picking this up as is the Israeli left media.

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Mad and Lethal Jew-Hatred Has Taken Front Stage

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Are Jews — and the West — reading the danger signals?

by Phyllis Chesler

We did not want to leave Egypt when we were Pharoah’s slaves; within weeks, we wanted to return. This longing for the place of one’s childhood, the smells and haunts and gravesites of our ancestors also characterized the Egyptian Jews of the 20th century.

It is human, understandable, to cling to that which is familiar, and to resist that which is new, foreign, uncomfortable, frightening.

But we are a people whose first ancestors, Abraham and Sarah, left town, left all that was familiar to them, and obeyed God’s commandment to Abraham: “Leave your land, your birthplace, your father’s home.”

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Naiveté and disunity is a green light for those who want to exploit us

Monday, May 27th, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

Disunity is making it difficult to impossible to deal with the terrorism we see happening all around us. My late father used to caution us that everything should be done in moderation. We were told to approach important decisions with care by weighing every action, looking at all the evidence, and considering all the options. He could not countenance reckless abandon. The fight against terrorism is being hampered severely by a reckless disregard for the truth, an inability to face the facts, a naiveté about the source of terrorism and a lot of propaganda that has politicized terrorism in ways inimical to finding viable solutions. The situation is being made worse by those whose inability to comprehend the dangers have them splitting hairs with their own and thus preventing any joint decisions that need to be reached. During past threats to our way of life in previous generations individuals, leaders and countries came together to confront the enemy but now we come together to comfort the enemy.

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Inside the UNRWA Classroom [Video - Aish.com]

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Western money [billions] is backing the education of Arab children to liberate all of Palestine through an armed struggle.

by David Bedein, Aish.com

In a great audio-visual presentation you can watch below, Aish.com summarizes what many common sense observers know about the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA):

… As we look for ways to crack down on terrorism and terrorist activity, looking at UNRWA is a good start. American taxpayer dollars fund approximately one-third of UNRWA’s operating budget. UNRWA provides food, medicine, economic aid, jobs, radical education, political opportunities, and even logistical assistance to Hamas and other extremist groups. UNRWA’s budget, which exceeds $365 million, is funded by many nations, but the United States and other Western nations are the largest contributors. …

If you want to find out even more truth about UNRWA, I suggest you read this very thoughtful, well-documented treatise by three well-recognized experts on Middle East affairs: Barry Rubin, Asaf Romirowsky, and Jonathan Spyer. They eloquently showed that UNRWA:

… actually helps destroy the chance of Arab-Israeli peace, promotes terrorism, and holds Palestinians back from rebuilding their lives.

Unique in history, UNRWA’s job is to keep Palestinian refugees in suspended animation — and at low living standards — until they achieve the goal set for them by the PLO and Hamas: Israel’s extinction. In the meantime, their suffering and anger is maintained as a weapon to encourage them toward violence and intransigence. …

Watch here:

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Terrorism redux: My thoughts after Boston

Monday, April 29th, 2013

By Gary Gerofsky

The Jewish Daily Forward published an article on April 17, 2013, soon after the Boston terrorist bombings entitled “Jews Warn Against Rush to Judgment on Boston Marathon Terror Bombings: Security Experts Say History of Mistakes Teaches Caution.” It contained the usual cautionary tripe and left-wing warnings not to presume anything about the bombings and not to jump to conclusions. The article did not, however, avoid musing about connections to Hitler’s birthday, the Oklahoma bombings, and the low-tech nature of the attacks — all conjecture used by the author to obscure the true nature of the terror act and to pin blame on the unobvious. The carnage was actually carried out by obvious culprits and the usual suspects: Muslim terrorists.

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Jerusalem’s Decreasing Isolation: Israel in the World

Monday, April 8th, 2013

by Efraim Inbar*

The bad news is clear. Israel’s right to exist is questioned by many, and its ancient and present capital, Jerusalem, is unrecognized by all but a few states. Israeli leaders are sometimes compared to leaders of Nazi Germany, and Israeli actions against the Palestinians are described as Nazi-like policies. Moreover, the Israelis are accused of engaging in South African apartheid policies toward the Palestinians and the country’s Arab minority. Opponents and critics portray the Jewish state as the world’s worst violator of human rights, United Nations resolutions, and international law.[1]

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