Month: December 2018

Israel

Trump’s Syrian Pull Out

President Trump shakes former Secretary of Defense James Mattis' hand

Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned in the wake of Trump’s announcement that the U.S. is pulling its troops out of Syria. Mattis made it clear that his resignation was a protest over the move, in his resignation letter. His letter explained that he’s leaving his post so the president can have a secretary of defense …

antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

Antisemitism Pervades the EU

Antisemitism dictionary definition

An article in the Jerusalem Post begins, “Antisemitism pervades the European Union.” That somehow reads differently than “antisemitism on the rise.” And this was a comprehensive survey, involving almost 16,500 study participants. Among the results: 28% of those surveyed experienced some kind of antisemitic harassment at least once over the past year, while 39% experienced …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Quality of Jewish Life

No Jail Time for Antisemitic Attack on Seniors

gavel

A year ago, a man named Alen Califano walked into a Jewish nursing home and went berserk, repeatedly, for instance, “bashing an 84-year-old man on the head with a fire extinguisher while shouting, ‘I’m going to kill you, you (bleep bleep) Jew!’” But while Califano’s motivations and intent seem clear as day, Judge Iacovetta isn’t …

antisemitism, Israel

Marc Lamont Hill and “Historic” Palestine, Fisked

Marc Lamont Hill, Yisrael Medad

By now, everyone knows what Marc Lamont Hill said and did to lose his job at CNN. He called for the destruction of the State of Israel. Of course, he couched that call in the language of our times, speaking of the need to free Palestine, “from river to sea.” Veteran commentator Yisrael Medad fisked …