Take Anti-Zionism Seriously

There is a fundamental problem with two-state messianism and that is that it does not take the Anti-Zionism of the Palestinian Authority seriously. Why are Palestinian Authority schools teaching Palestinian children about ostensible “Jewish conspiracies”? Why are they taught that the Jews have no history in Israel? Why are they taught that the destruction ofContinue reading “Take Anti-Zionism Seriously”

A New Term Would End Confusion on Anti-Jewish Prejudice

Historians of ideas have documented three historical phases of Anti-Jewish bigotry; these are known as Anti-Judaism, Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism with the term Anti-Semitism also being used in the more general sense as a word for all three phases. This is profoundly confusing since few people are aware that the term ‘Anti-Semitism’ has two meanings. Furthermore,Continue reading “A New Term Would End Confusion on Anti-Jewish Prejudice”

Leftwing Anti-Semitism Must be Delegitimized

One key problem facing the Jewish world is the mainstreaming of leftwing Anti-Semitism. The IHRA definition of Anti-Semitism as widely endorsed by liberal democracies recognizes Anti-Zionism as constituting Anti-Semitism and some Western leaders have condemned BDS, there are however no national leaders outside of Israel speaking out against leftwing Anti-Semitism generally of which BDS ofContinue reading “Leftwing Anti-Semitism Must be Delegitimized”

Is Palestinian Nationalism Irrational?

Palestinian nationalism is thoroughly based on Anti-Zionism, the third stage of Anti-Jewish bigotry with the earlier stages being Anti-Judaism and Anti-Semitism (in the narrow sense). Palestinian nationalism systematically racializes Jews in terms of all three stages of Anti-Semitism in the broader sense. Palestinian nationalism is thus primarily a form of racism and is as suchContinue reading “Is Palestinian Nationalism Irrational?”

Implement the IHRA Definition

“Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor.” Example from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of Anti-Semitism Many governments (including the European Union) have formally affirmed and endorsed the IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) definition of Anti-Semitism. Yet mostContinue reading “Implement the IHRA Definition”

Spreading Lies about Jews is Anti-Semitic

What qualifies as Anti-Semitism? There are three historical stages of Anti-Semitism, these are Anti-Judaism, Anti-Semitism (in the narrow historical sense of the term) and Anti-Zionism. The IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) definition has been criticized for being too expansive. However, Anti-Jewish lies have never before been so diverse and are mostly about telling lies aboutContinue reading “Spreading Lies about Jews is Anti-Semitic”