The Line Between Anti-Israel And Anti-Semitic

Professor Phyllis Chesler says anti-Semitism is no longer viewed as racism, but as politically correct.

12/01/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Phyllis Chesler, a retired professor of psychology and women’s studies at City University, has since 9/11 focused on anti-Semitism and the demonization of Israel. She is a best-selling author and feminist who has just updated her 2003 book, “The New Anti-Semitism” (Gefen Publishing). She is a co-founder of the International Committee for Women of the Wall and a fellow at both the Middle East Forum and at the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy. This is an edited transcript.

Phyllis Chesler: Anti-Semitism is now “politically correct.” Joan Roth

Anti-Semitism Is A Real-life Drama

Living with my French cousin exposed me to the fears of Jews living in France.

11/11/2014 - 19:00

In September I went with my school to protest the Metropolitan Opera’s production of “The Death of Klinghoffer” at Lincoln Center in New York City. A woman approached me and asked what Klinghoffer had to do with the Met and what our protest was about. I explained to her that in 1985 terrorists hijacked an Italian cruise ship, the Achille Lauro, and shot and killed the wheelchair-bound passenger Leon Klinghoffer. The Met’s fall schedule included an opera that the protestors believed romanticized his murder and glorified terrorism.

Parisian Dan Dray with his sister-in-law, Joanna.

N.Y. Officials, Jewish Leaders Condemn Brooklyn Attacks

10/14/2014 - 20:00

Religious leaders and elected officials in New York City denounced two recent attacks in Brooklyn — against a deli and a JCC executive.

Why I Am Going To Germany

10/13/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

When I accepted the invitation to spend 10 weeks in Germany this fall, it was with a sense of joyful anticipation. As the summer of Gaza unfolded, the resurgence of anti-Semitism across Europe tempered my joy but never weakened my resolve.

Rabbi Stephen Lewis Fuchs

Penn State Students Sentenced For Vandalizing Jewish Frat

10/12/2014 - 20:00

Two Penn State students who pleaded guilty to spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on a mostly Jewish fraternity house were sentenced to community service and probation.

Jewish Man Attacked After Nets-Maccabi Tel Aviv Game

Kings Bay Y head says a pro-Palestinian protestor hit him in face as others shouted 'your people are murderers.'

10/07/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A Pro-Palestinian protestor attacked a the head of a Jewish organization outside the Barclays Center Tuesday night, breaking his nose, according to a news release from the organization.

Leonard Petlakh

Survivors Can’t Get Justice In Hungary: Lawyers

In Chicago court, growing anti-Semitism cited in restitution cases.

09/30/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

In April, Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party — described by the president of the European Jewish Congress as an “unabashedly neo-Nazi party” — won more than 20 percent of the vote in Hungary’s parliamentary election.

Far-right Jobbik party leader Gabor Vona after winning 20 percent of the country's parliamentary election. Getty Images

Anti-Semitic Crimes Up As Jews Flock To Synagogues

Gaza war seen fueling increase in attacks in area.

09/23/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Following a spike in anti-Semitic crimes over the summer — including the attack of a visibly-Jewish couple on the Upper East Side last month — New York City-area Jews began celebrating the High Holidays this week in a charged atmosphere and with stepped-up security measures at synagogues and other Jewish institutions.

NYPD officers stand guard in front of Riverdale Temple in days after a 2009 bomb plot was foiled. Getty Images

Creating Silver Linings

09/16/2014 - 20:00

With the exception of the glorious weather, the summer of 2014 was deeply depressing. There was the collapse of the Mideast peace talks. Then came seven weeks of war in Gaza with much of the world seemingly more critical of Israel for aggressively defending itself than of Hamas for initiating, prolonging and expanding the conflict. Hamas fired from within civilian areas and encouraged their citizens to stay put rather than escape from Israeli-targeted buildings. Yet the onus of a United Nations commission on human rights violations no doubt will highlight alleged Israeli violations, once more equating the arsonist and the fireman.

Standing Our Ground On Wearing Kipot In Public

09/10/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

“A yarmulke is an indoor garment.”  Ask any male Ramaz graduate from the 1940’s through the mid-‘60’s and he will recognize that declaration as one with which we – and others of our age – grew up.  We didn’t wear kipot outside.  We wore hats or no head covering.  Essentially, we didn’t identify as Jews in the street, a street that was not entirely welcoming to us.  It was a time of overt or covert anti-Semitism and we were acculturated to be aware of it and respond accordingly.

Jews stand their ground about wearing kipot in public. Getty Images.
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