Tag Archives: anti-Semitism

Not On Antisemitism (JVP)

If you are a gentile on the left side of the political spectrum and you want to be an ally to Jews, but do not fully understand the history of antisemitism and the politics of Israel and Palestine, you may … Continue reading

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Antisemitism Has Always Slipped Into Anti-Zionism (A Note from Damascus) (1929)

Here’s an interesting bit from Norman Stillman’s anthology of documents, Jews of Arab Lands in Modern Times. It was written in 1929 by A. Silberstein, the director of the Alliance School for Boys in Damascus in the wake of the anti-Jewish riots … Continue reading

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(Not Anti-Semitic) Anti-Zionism is Anti-Jewish (BDS)

Sometimes or often enough, anti-Semitism, loosely defined as an antipathy to Jews and Judaism, inflects BDS and anti-Zionism writ large. Recent evidence for such is sustained by a story recently making the rounds, which you can read here, regarding the … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING ANTISEMITISM: AN OFFERING TO OUR MOVEMENT (Jews For Racial & Economic Justice)

An excellent resource on understanding anti-Semitism from a left, anti-racist perspective put together by Jews For Racial & Economic Justice. The text is agnostic about Zionism, an ideology it refuses to reject out of hand, even as it supports legitimate criticism … Continue reading

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Not Just As Bad (Nazis Israel Leftists)

Have none of it or get help. There are deranged people out there in the current climate of this Trump moment making off-the-wall comparisons. Are Israel and Zionism “just as bad” as white supremacist alt-right ethno-fascism? Are radical left wing … Continue reading

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No Moral Equivalence (Nazis & Anti-Zionism)

Jews used to know better about Nazis and the bright red line they represent, that Nazis are the exception that proves every rule, that you don’t associate with and actually shun people who associate with Nazis. Not anymore. The clear … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitism & the Left in France: The Jewish Question Is a European Question (Corey Robin)

The link to the entire post is below, an unequivocal statement from Corey Robin about the left and European anti-Semitism in France: “Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the French leftist leader who I was hoping would beat Macron in the last election, really … Continue reading

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