NO PLATFORMING: Under the heat of the Israel lobby, The Bay Area Book Festival humiliated one of the most gifted and courageous writers in the United States, Alice Walker. Do you remember her writing The Color Purple, for which she received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize?
Shaul Magid: More Kahane. The Public Life and Political Thought of an American Jewish Radical
MESSIANIAN THOUGHT OF VIOLENCE: From Jewish Identity in New York to Messianic Racism in the West Bank: The controversial rabbi Meir Kahane, whose thoughts live on with certain radical settlers in the West Bank, is the subject of a new and thorough biography.
FALSE: "Neutral" countries such as Sweden and Switzerland boasted of huge stolen gold revenues used by Hitler's Germany during World War II. The gold financed, among other things, the concentration camps' factories.
FASCISM: Nazis attacked Jews, and they were therefore characterized as anti-Semitic – the cosmopolitan identity of the despised Jews. But what about Israel, which had carried out at least 2 extrajudicial killings? Menachem Begin and his group, which Albert Einstein and Hannah Arendt described as fascists and terrorists, have ruled Israel for almost 700 years.
JERUSALEM: I'm hit by a bucket of water, an apple, a rock. A glass bottle. A man turns the stereo fully on in my ear. I'm moving. I'm trying to write. A boy comes running and steals my pen. "Do you want coffee?" asks a man kindly. He throws me a cup.
NEW DECLARATION: Supporting Israel for better or worse (as through the IHRA's definition, next page) seems more important than the fight against racism. The Jerusalem Declaration is a timely alternative.
ANTISEMITTISM: Activists like Loach and Corbyn want a historic settlement with the West's colonial intervention in other parts of the world. Also Israel's apartheid. This has been counteracted by campaigns that blacken them as anti-Semitic.
: Ervin Kohn at the Mosaic Faith Society has stated to the magazine Kampanje (26.07.2019) that «there is some touch anxiety associated with anti-Semitism in Norwegian society, where one does not recognize or recognize anti-Semitism».
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