Bruce Ticker

Bruce S. Ticker, who writes from Philadelphia, also blogs for The San Diego Jewish World and Smirking Chimp and previously for the suspended Philadelphia Jewish Voice. He was previously a reporter and copy editor for daily newspapers in eastern Pennsylvania.

Column: From Jerusalem to Harlem: What intersectionality?

The black community will protest police and vigilante-like killings of African-Americans; the ongoing violence within black neighborhoods; criminal trials that resemble kangaroo courts; and over such issues as voter suppression, schools and housing. Rioting over metal-detectors, though, has not emerged in the Black community’s struggle for social justice.

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Column: Gosar Censure: No Time To Confront House Anti-Semitism

We cannot argue with Nancy Pelosi: “When a member uses his or her national platform to encourage violence, tragically, people listen.”

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Column: Democrat’s Vote Against Infra Bill Threatened Needs of Large Jewish Constituency

New York state Jews who live in the Bronx’s Riverdale section or Scarsdale and New Rochelle in Westchester, not to mention their non-Jewish neighbors, almost lost their infrastructure funding thanks to their congressman, U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

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Column: The Reckless Words of Trump and Cruz

Those “authoritarian school board Nazis.” “Israel literally owned Congress.” Reckless words. Wacky parents raging at school officials? Pro-Arab students whipping a crowd into a frenzy? Comparable words were uttered by them, yet such words were echoed in the past week by the unfiltered voices of Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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Column: Democrats Claim They Will Curb Your Anti-Semitism. With Their Record?

Oh, c’mon, Doug and Eileen, quit messing with us. To block anti-Semitism in Virginia, vote for Democrats?

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Column: Question ‘Palestine’, Whatever It Is

“Saying ‘Free Palestine’ is the beginning of what we meet to talk about on this issue,” says Canadian author Desmond Cole. As I moved on to read his further comments, I was anxious to finally learn what “Free Palestine” means. Many readers are probably cynical enough to expect Cole to disappoint.

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Column: Coincidence? Iron Dome Triggers Rare Bipartisan Stand Over Process in Congress

It might otherwise have been delightful to witness a lone irregular Republican senator join with a handful of insufferable House Democrats who take a bipartisan stand over process and money in the halls of Congress.

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Column: An Act of War…Against American Jews

The so-called “progressives” in Congress led Democrats to commit an act of war against the Jewish people on Tuesday, when the House leadership slashed $1 billion incorporated into the spending legislation for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system in an emergency spending package.

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Column: Driving Jewish Vermonters into Lake Champlain?

, the weekly newspaper Seven Days reported, “Singing by Jewish members of the audience overlapped with the pro-Palestinian contingent’s chants of ‘free, free Palestine!’ When the slogan shifted to ‘Equal rights are human rights,’ pro-Israel attendees responded, ‘Then tell Hamas!,’ referring to the extremist Islamic group that maintains control of the Gaza Strip.”

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Column: Can Biden’s ‘Highly Unlikely’ Happen in Israel?

In the Famous-Last-Words department: “The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.”

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Column: If We Do Not Stand Against Anti-Semitism, Why Should Anyone Else?

Within a week, Pope Francis and two prominent black men took steps that can only benefit the Jewish people in a follow-up, perhaps coincidental, to a rally of Jews and others who gathered near Capitol Hill to protest anti-Semitism.

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Lauren Boebert and Her Pal: Living Their Own Holocaust?

U.S. Reps. Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene must be seeking vindication. Few Americans appreciate the suffering they endured during the past year or more – perhaps especially a resident of Boulder who works out of Room 136 on 200 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver, the location of the state Capitol building.

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Column: War And Pieces: The Shape of Teachers’ Anti-Israel Drive

Amani Barakat must be joking when she twice touts the “peaceful” tactics of an anti-Israel drive among West Coast teachers’ unions. Simultaneously, Barakat continues in a leading role in an organization that seeks the right of return for Palestinians to Israel, a mission that could readily lead to war.

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Column: Importing Arab Terrorism For A Philly Food Fight And Oakland’s Cruel Sea

Advocates for the Palestinians exerted their terrorism talents in or near two prominent American cities 3,000 miles apart in recent weeks.

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Column: The Perils of Ilhan Omar: The Weird Way She Identifies With Jews

At long last, American Jews can bond with Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, at least in one sense. She now understands how we feel when she mouths off about Israel’s supposed oppression of the Palestinians, which compounds our fear that her followers will harm us.

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Column: Anti-Semitism Watch: A Hopeful Sign For Black Lives Matter

When a parent buries a child, little else matters. So how does the Black Lives Matter movement find the time and energy to brand Israel as an apartheid and genocidal state and equate its policies with police brutality?

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