Anti-Semitism

Does Sweden Have an Anti-Semitism Problem?

Featured image Yes, says the Prime Minister: Swedish society has an anti-Semitism problem, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told press in Paris, where he is participating in a climate meet to mark the anniversary of the 2015 Paris agreement. “We need to see it clearly. In Malmö we see it, and in Gothenburg. It is up to us to both counteract and prevent this,” he said, referring to a weekend which saw anti-Semitic »

Measuring Anti-Semitism in Two Pictures

Featured image The old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words comes to mind with regard to two photos that appeared in the ether this week. The first shows a current menorah display at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, where, as people recall, symbols of a completely different character once appeared. This second photo below is from Seattle, where a menorah display prompted complaints about its display on a public »

The Times Square intifada

Featured image You may have read accounts of the chilling events in Malmö and Gothenburg over the weekend, the former involving the usual chants against Jews and the latter an attack on a synagogue perpetrated by masked “youths.” Now Liel Leibovitz takes note of the Times Square intifada captured in the video below this past Friday night. In the heart of Manhattan these folks are calling for Jewish blood. The guy who »

Mr. Yousef goes to UNHRC

Featured image Melanie Phillips recently drew attention to the September 25 appearance of a former prince of Hamas with a surprising message at the 36th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The sole purpose of this worse than worthless organization seems to be the disparagement of Israel. Melanie posted the video along with an introduction. Here is the video. Up for discussion was the evergreen subject of human rights »

Leo Baeck, Berlin, 1935

Featured image Jews begin the observance of Yom Kippur at sundown tonight with the Kol Nidre prayer service. A couple of years ago a Christian friend asked to join us at the service we attend. During the service she pointed in our prayer book to an adaptation of the prayer composed by the reformist German Rabbi Leo Baeck for delivery in German synagogues during the Kol Nidre service on October 10, 1935. »

Valerie Wilson’s war

Featured image Many of us who had long since forgotten Valerie Plame Wilson were not pleased to be reminded of her by means of her anti-Semitic stylings and related lies on Twitter yesterday, explored here by Paul Mirengoff. It was particularly unpleasing to be reminded of her in this fashion on Rosh Hashanah. Is there anything left to be said? I recommend Allahpundit’s Hot Air post and the explanatory context added by »

Valerie Plame Wilson “outs” herself

Featured image Remember Valerie Plame Wilson? She is, to quote Red State, “the former faux deep cover, non-official cover CIA ANALYST” who was not “outed” by Scooter Libby. Today, Plame re-tweeted with obvious approval an anti-Jewish rant in something called the Unz Review by Phillip Giraldi, the headline of which is “America’s Jews Are Driving America’s Wars.” As Noah Pollak has shown, Giraldi is “a conspiracy theorist obsessed with Jews and Israel.” »

Munchin’ on Mnuchin

Featured image If Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin declines to resign from his position with the Trump administration, he may have to forego attendance at future reunions of the Yale class of 1985. More than 300 of his former classmates have called on him to resign “in protest of President Trump’s support of Nazism and white supremacy.” In an open letter that they have posted online, Mnuchin’s classmates instruct him: “We can be »

Speaking of Leading Hate Groups . . .

Featured image Scott has rightly nominated the demagogic hucksters at the Southern Poverty Law Center as our leading hate group, but the SPLC certainly has a lot of competition from other liberals who want the title for themselves. Start with the organizers of the gay pride parade in Chicago over the weekend who expelled a Jewish gay pride group because their Star of David pride flag (see left) is “oppressive.” As William »

Antisemitism at the BBC

Featured image The BBC is one of the world’s notoriously antisemitic institutions. This instance is one in a long series. On Friday, three Palestinian terrorists carried out two simultaneous attacks in Jerusalem. One of them succeeded in stabbing to death an Israeli Border Patrol officer, Hadas Malka. Four other Israelis were wounded in the attacks, and the three terrorists were killed by Israeli security forces. This is how the BBC headlined the »

Wonder Woman and Wonderless Wymyn

Featured image I’m sure you’ve all heard the answer to the question, “How many feminists does it take to change a light bulb?” Answer: “That’s not funny!” The accuracy of this old one is amply confirmed by the reaction so many feminists and other leftists are having to Wonder Woman. I’ve leave aside for the moment the vile leftist complaints about the film’s star, Gal Gadot, because she is Israeli and also »

The farce at St. Olaf

Featured image No sooner did we take a look at the alleged racial incidents at St. Olaf and the related rituals than the latest such incident — the one that gave rise to all the action — was revealed as another hate crime hoax committed by the black student in the middle of the matter. The college continues to investigate similar reported incidents that have occurred on campus since last fall. The »

That Duthu that you do so well

Featured image Dartmouth’s prospective Dean of Faculty Bruce Duthu has responded to the furor his appointment has created in light of his support of the BDS movement. We posted Professor Alan Gustman’s message to the Dartmouth board and faculty here over the weekend. Dean Duthu has now circulated a letter to the faculty. Algemeiner has posted a blurry PDF of the letter here along with this summary: “I continue to believe in »

At Dartmouth, Professor Gustman protests

Featured image At Dartblog, Joe Asch has posted the email sent by Loren Berry Professor of Economics Alan Gustman to his faculty colleagues along with additional material of interest. In the message Professor Gustman protests the selection by President Phil Hanlon of Bruce Duthu as Dean of Faculty. Professor Gustman calls out Duthu for his support of the anti-Israel BDS movement. Frontpage has posted the message here. Below is Professor Gustman’s message, »

The suppression of Jewish voices at Tufts and Pitzer [UPDATED]

Featured image Anti-Israel groups on college campuses have come up with a new tactic in their effort to pass BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) resolutions. They are manipulating the voting to exclude Jews from the process. At Tufts, a group called Students for Justice in Palestine decided to place an anti-Israel divestment resolution on the school senate’s agenda on the evening before the Jewish holiday of Passover, at a time when many Jewish »

Alan Dershowitz turns the tables on Sean Spicer’s critics

Featured image Last night, I wrote about the over-the-top criticism of Sean Spicer’s misstatement about Hitler and the use of chemical weapons. Spicer shouldn’t have compared Hitler favorably to Assad on this score, but to suggest that his comment shows latent anti-Semitism, or makes him a Holocaust denier, is slanderous. Alan Dershowitz agrees. Indeed, he takes the analysis further, finding that those trying to make political hay out of Spicer’s misstatement are »

Israeli Teenager Who Threatened Jewish Institutions May Have Been Paid By Foreign Governments

Featured image There has been a lot of concern about a recent rash of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S., numbering in the hundreds. Many have interpreted these threats as a sign of rising anti-Semitism, but it turns out that they may all have been made by a 19-year-old with dual American and Israel citizenship who lives in Ashkelon. The young man, whose name has not been made public, »