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Column: When An Antisemitic Offender or Their Protector Plays Hardball…

With apologies to Kal Mann and David Appell, late co-writers of the popular 1961 “Bristol Stomp” song….

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Column: When Andrea Mitchell Reports: Holding Israel ‘Accountable,’ But Not Slain Journalist’s Niece

As Andrea Mitchell interviewed her on MSNBC, Lina Abu Akleh took advantage of her forum to accuse Israeli higher-ups of ordering a soldier to kill her aunt, journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Mitchell asked Lina Abu Akleh during Andrea Mitchell Reports if the shooting was “intentional,” and the niece responded, “It …

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Column: Samuel A. Alito Jr. Tells “We the People”: “No Support in American Law For A Constitutional Right To Obtain An Abortion.”

United States Supreme Court Building. Original image from Carol M. Highsmith’s America, Library of Congress collection. Digitally enhanced by rawpixel.

Alito must have been absent the day his law professor reviewed the Preamble, which the dictionary defines as “the introductory part of a constitution or statute that usually states the reasons for and intent of the law.”

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Letters: The Eichmann Tapes and The Long Overdue Death of the “Banality of Evil”

Recently released audio tapes which have Adolf Eichmann talking candidly in 1957 with acquaintances in Argentina demolish "the banality of evil" into smithereens and with it Arendt's purported perception and intellect.

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Column: Invoking Racism: J Street’s Race To The Bottom

Jeremy Ben-Ami might best be advised to check Principle #4 of J Street’s mission before he opens his big mouth in the future. Principle #4 of the Israel-centric organization advocates “vibrant but respectful debate about Israel.” Is “respectful” how J Street’s longtime president would characterize his statement in Saturday’s New York Times?

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Column: Israel, Presumed Guilty

Israel is presumed guilty even after it proves itself innocent. It is fair to conclude that the Palestinians sent this very message when the American government announced that a Palestinian-American journalist was probably shot to death unintentionally by a bullet fired from Israeli military lines. Washington also stated that the …

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Column: With Bibi’s Bungling, Who Needs Antisemites?

As Jerry Seinfeld would put it, “And you want be prime minister again.” While Seinfeld once caught George Costanza sprawled on the floor in his underwear after stumbling in Seinfeld’s living room, last week Benjamin Netanyahu stumbled – a generous description – by comparing accusations against his family to a “blood libel.”

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Antisemitism and Social Media

In the newly published book "Antisemitism on Social Media," a group of scholars examines how Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and other platforms may be fueling this rise in the United States and globally.

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Column: ‘Belligerent Occupation,’ Belligerent Report from U.N.

If only Israel would end its “belligerent occupation.” Most of us know better, but don’t tell that to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Its Commission of Inquiry last week released the first of what they hope will be decades of annual reports on Israel’s oppression of the poor Palestinians.

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Column: Critics Of Orthodox Jewish Bastions Enter Murky Territory

Michelle Zangari opened a can devoid of any live worms when she warned that Orthodox Jews could be poised to seize control of Rockville Centre on Long Island, which was part of an eight-minute rant that drew condemnations against antisemitism from New York’s governor, senior senator and scores of others.

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Letter: Purely a Self-Inflicted “Nakba”

Bruce Ticker accurately describes the fallacious ahistorical jew hatred integral to the " Recognizing the Nakba" , Resolution 1123, introduced by Rashida Tlaib, Omar, Betty McCollum, Marie Newman, Cori Bush, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamal Bowman. ("Column: American Nakba")

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Shoes Can Be a Method Of Escape, And a Tool For Taking Action

I recently gave a lecture to students at Colorado University about my childhood experiences as a refugee survivor from the days of the Holocaust. Aside from relating my story, I had a message to deliver: “Vote. Talk to your friends, parents, neighbors and anyone who will listen. Your country is at stake!”

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Chariots of Fire

Many of you know that the allusion of the title, Chariots of Fire, relate to Eliyahu HaNavi, Elijah the prophet, ascending to heaven in a chariot of fire, as he was leaving this world. So why the connection to this film?

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Letter: Settler Colonial = Kike = Sheeny. No Difference

hears the term "settler colonial" spewed as an obscene epithet throughout the American Academia today to disparage the Jewish people of Israel and Zionism positing the fallacious claim that Zionism is an entirely 19th century European invention when in fact Zionism is the singular foundational narrative of the 4000-year-old Jewish Bible.

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Column: The Path Back to Cultural Suppression

a woman wearing a burqa

Perhaps the Taliban decided it would be timely to out-do our Supreme Court. It decreed on Saturday that the women of Afghanistan must cover their entire bodies, at least with a garment known as a hijab. A burqa would be better, but it is not required.

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