Anti-Semitism

Another Question the Media Won’t Ask

Featured image As Paul notes below, the “objective” media is falling all over itself to explain Elizabeth Warren’s collapse as the result of sexism, despite the mountain of evidence that voters (including women voters in her home state) just don’t like her. Reminds me of the old story about the dog food company that spent millions hiring marketing consultants to determine why their dog food wasn’t selling, and after a lot of »

Ilhan Omar: It’s a Zionist conspiracy!

Featured image Further responding in her own fashion to the Daily Mail story on her marriage to her brother, Ilhan Omar sinks ever deeper into the morass. She now finds David Steinberg guilty of “enemy collaboration” (with Israel?), connects him to the Murdochs, connects the Murdochs to the British tabloid press (apparently including the Daily Mail, controlled by Jonathan Harmsworth) and reveals…a Zionist conspiracy! Wow. Why is it always the Jews? This »

What if they held an anti-Trump women’s march and only 10,000 came?

Featured image That’s what might be in store on Saturday when the fourth annual Women’s March takes place in Washington, D.C.. The Washington Post says that only about 4,500 women have indicated on Facebook that they will attend. The organizers say they expect 10,000 participants. It wasn’t always like this. The day after President Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands marched in protest in Washington (an event I covered for Power Line). Taking »

Our under-incarceration problem, anti-Semitism edition

Featured image Grafton Thomas is the anti-Semite who is being held for assaulting with a knife a crowd of Jews in a rabbi’s home during a Hanukkah celebration. I don’t blame the Democratic Party for Thomas’s anti-Semitism or for his decision to assault Jews. However, I do blame Democrats, and some Republicans, for the criminal justice policies that enabled Thomas to be able to act on his violent anti-Semitism outside of prison »

Let’s not blame Democrats for the wave of anti-Semitic attacks

Featured image I disagree with claims that the Democratic Party bears responsibility for recent anti-Semitic violence. There is substantial and growing anti-Israel sentiment among Democrats, especially younger ones. There are some prominent Democratic politicians who are anti-Semitic. A Washington, D.C. Democrat blamed Jews for climate change. That moron falls outside of the Democratic mainstream. But does Ilhan Omar? Does Al Sharpton, Barack Obama’s ally? How about Maxine Waters, who has embraced Louis »

Anti-Semitism: Once Upon a Time(s)

Featured image There has been a noted reluctance of the media, not to mention the cowardly political class in New York, to note the racial angle of the wave of anti-Semitic violence erupting recently in New York. Mayor Warren Wilhelm (“that’s de Blasio to you buster!”) naturally blames it on Trump. That’s one reason to take in the perspective of Henry Louis Gates, a certified Harvard liberal and old friend of President »

Are Anti-Semitic Attacks Driven By Politics?

Featured image Anti-Semitism is on the rise across much of the Western world, most shockingly in New York, where seven or eight episodes of anti-Semitic violence have occurred in just the last few weeks. Normally I don’t blame the actions of lunatics or even extremists on mainstream politicians, but the orchestrated anti-Semitism that has infected the Left in the U.S. and across Western Europe in recent years may justify an exception to »

Boris Johnson’s Hanukkah message

Featured image UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recorded a Hanukah statement that he released via Twitter yesterday (below). The video is also posted on the 10 Downing Street YouTube channel here (comments are turned off). I learned via Ed Driscoll/InstaPundit that Israel National News has taken note of the statement and transcribed it here. Like President Trump, Prime Minister Johnson chooses to stand with the Jewish people. It represents a striking commonality »

The Jews Did It!

Featured image Last week, the New York Times editorial board absurdly assured us that anti-Semitism is a phenomenon of the right. Sure it is, guys. Keep telling yourselves that. Another case in point: in the aftermath of the Tories’ electoral sweep, whom did some on the left blame? You guessed it. Ken Livingstone–“Red Ken”–the far left former mayor of London who left the Labour Party last year amid charges of anti-Semitism, explained: »

Trump combats anti-Semitism on campus

Featured image Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order that will enable the government to consider discrimination against Jews to be a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. This means that colleges and universities can lose federal funding if they fail to combat discrimination against Jewish students. Trump’s move is a response to the growing number of anti-Semitic incidents on our campuses. To receive Title VI protection, Jews must »

Labour’s unforgivable shame

Featured image Brits go to the polls today in their lost shot at Brexit. The brilliant Douglas Murray memorably sketches one of the other notable choices confronting voters in the Spectator column “Labour’s anti-Semitism shame must never be forgiven.” The transformation of the Labour Party looks like a harbinger of trends in the Democratic Party. Attention must paid. Murray writes: A huge amount has been written about Corbyn’s anti-Semitism and links to »

The “Secret Labour Files of Shame”

Featured image That’s what the London Times calls the explosive Labour Party files on anti-Semitism that, having been leaked, have now been reviewed by the newspaper. The rank instances of anti-Semitism exhibited by Labour members of Parliament, and the party’s weak response thereto, are shocking: The secret files, seen by this paper, reveal the party is still overwhelmed with complaints about anti-Jewish racism that have been left unresolved for months or years. »

Divest from Everything!

Featured image It is commonplace now for the wokerati on campuses to demand that colleges and universities divest their endowments of any holdings in fossil fuel energy companies, but now they are also demanding that colleges divest from any companies that do business with Israel. That’s not how the wokesters put it, but when Brown University’s “Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Practices” votes to recommend that the University divest from »

Anti-Semitism at the Washington Post

Featured image Check out this Washington Post tweet, announcing the deletion of a prior tweet that whitewashed allegations of anti-Semitism against Britain’s Labour Party: We've deleted a tweet that was not accurate and incorrectly summarized Post reporting. Labour members have been accused of making anti-Jewish statements, which should not have been conflated with statements on Palestinian rights. https://t.co/iLqgBANkhg pic.twitter.com/yV1nzb8d3t — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) November 26, 2019 Anti-Semitism has been normalized on »

Omar strikes again

Featured image Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar continues to disgrace Minneapolis’s Somali community, the Minnesota DFL Party, the Democratic Party, and the Congress of the United States with her animus against Jews. Omar’s fans need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows in this Omar tweet, but I think the rest of us get the gist. As she has explained previously — students of ancient history may recall her »

BDS Comes to Minnesota

Featured image The Students for Justice In Palestine are holding their annual national conference at the University of Minnesota, beginning today and concluding on Sunday. SJP is a virulently anti-Semitic organization that promotes the boycott, divest, sanction (BDS) movement and advocates the destruction of Israel. This is from the SJP’s own description of the 2019 conference that is now taking place: Support for the Palestinian cause is increasing within mainstream politics. The »

Attacks on Orthodox Jews spike; mainstream Jewish groups seem indifferent

Featured image Recently, attacks against Jews have sharply increased in New York City. According to a report published in May by the New York Police Department, from January through May of this year, New York City experienced an 83 percent rise in hate crimes. Fifty-nine percent of hate crimes in the city are directed against Jews, and anti-Semitic attacks have risen by 90 percent in the past year. On September 22, a »