antisemitism

Antisemite Hurls Phone Recording Incident Onto Subway Tracks

New York Subway platform

It was a peaceful summer morning when a man began shouting threatening antisemitic epithets at a guy waiting on the southbound platform of the Gates Avenue station for the J train on June 13. Thinking quickly, the victim took out his cell phone to record the incident. The shouter then grabbed the phone and hurled …

antisemitism, US Politics

How to Interpret Ilhan Omar Joining the Black-Jewish Caucus

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It was difficult to interpret the meaning of the antisemitic congresswoman from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, joining the newly formed black-Jewish caucus. Did she turn over a new leaf? Or did she do it in order to remove the stain of antisemitism that clings to her name by proving that she could work together with Jews? …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Slams Obama Israel Policy in YU Graduation Speech

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was critical of former President Obama’s treatment of Israel, compared to that of the current administration, during a commencement speech he gave at Yeshiva University, his alma mater. “Should Israel still negotiate with the Palestinians even though Israel did not steal their land? Of course, it should, precisely because …

US Politics

When Dayton Brought Down the KKK

Black panthers protest against KKK in Dayton May 25

Everyone—literally the entire nation—was freaking out about a KKK march in Dayton, scheduled for May 25th. But in the end, only nine KKK people showed up, with an estimated 500-600 protesters showing up to protest against the protesters. Which would be awesome, except the larger number included some people arguably worse than the KKK, for …

antisemitism, terror, US Politics

Rashida Tlaib Gets “A Calming Feeling When I Think of the Holocaust”

Grand Mufti reviewing the troops. Waffen SS.

What are we to make of the following words of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib? “There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, …

US Politics

Rashida Tlaib’s Own Father Calls Her a Liar

Rashida Tlaib

By now, the antisemitism of several junior congresswomen is blatantly apparent to all but the most obtuse. But what to do about it? One thing to do is continue to tell the world the truth about these women and their lack of integrity. A recent newspaper article in The Detroit News, for instance, quotes Rep. …

US Politics

Media Gets it Backwards on Israel

Dailymail headline during Operation Enduring Silence in Gaza

Headlines like the above screenshot from the Dailymail are upsetting to Israel and the people who care about Israel: “Israel’s army ‘is ready to launch a ground invasion’ into Gaza after militants fired more than 450 rockets into its territory in the past 24 hours” They’re upsetting because they get things exactly backwards, so that …

US Politics

Grey Lady Goes Full On Antisemitic

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It was shocking, but it shouldn’t have been. The New York Times published an antisemitic political cartoon, reminiscent of the sort of thing that would have appeared in Der Stürmer during the heyday of the Nazi regime. And since it was published in the NY Times International edition, Israeli readers were confronted with the cartoon, …

US Politics

Sen. Lindsay Graham wants Nato-Like Defense Pact Between Israel and United States

Senator Lindsay Graham

During last weekend’s annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham said he’d like to see a defense pact between Israel and the United States that is similar to that of Nato. The senator said that this would send a message to the world that “an attack against …