The Functions of Anti-Semitism

This summer, Nazi symbols and the slogan “Jews will not replace us” at a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, generated a rare clarifying moment in an otherwise politically scrambled time. Since the United States led the Allies to…

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The Disappearing Jew

The white supremacist participating in the “Unite the Right” march who claimed that Charlottesville, Va., is “run by Jewish communists and criminal niggers” clarified that anti-Semitism and racism are the hateful intersectional bedfellows of the so-called alt-right. The events in…

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Standing Up for Israel in the Health Sciences: A Matter of Integrity

When academics at the Modern Language Association rejected a resolution supporting Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions early this year, they essentially aligned themselves with the pro-Israel camp.  By rejecting an academic boycott of Israeli institutions, voters at the MLA conference upheld…

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A Conversation with Faiz Shakir About Anti-Semitism and BDS

Earlier this week, I wrote a story about the ACLU’s role in opposing the anti-BDS legislation currently discussed in the Senate and about Faiz Shakir, the organization’s national political director. I asked the ACLU for a comment before publication, but did not…

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Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity on Campus

The timely event focused on the First Amendment under siege and antisemitism in academia. Mona Charen, political analyst and syndicated columnist. Michael Poliakoff, President of The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).   Lauri B. Regan, senior counsel in…

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Roger Waters, Linda Sarsour, Leading BDS Down Black Hole of Anti-Semitism

A recent Los Angeles Times editorial (July 8) criticized Israel for barring certain BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) activists from entering its borders. The Times presents the global movement as merely “an opinion in favor of a nonviolent protest movement that is unpopular in the…

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