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Pressure mounts on Bristol Uni over academic accused of ‘antisemitic tropes’ – Jewish News

| February 19, 2021

Pressure is mounting on Bristol University to take action against a professor accused of using countless antisemitic tropes in a response to complaints made by the Jewish society. Sociology lecturer David Miller has doubled down on remarks made earlier this week, when he called to end Zionism as a functioning ideology, branding it the enemy. His comments are the latest in a string of incidents which have led to formal complaints by Jewish community groups and students lodged with the university

The Charedi Rabbi Who Changed His Mind On Zionism: An Interview With Rabbi Moshe Lichtman – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| February 19, 2021

Last month marked the 76th yahrzeit of Rabbi Yissachar Shlomo Teichtal, author of Eim HaBanim Semeicha, who was murdered while being transported from Auschwitz to Mauthhausen. To learn more about his life and the famous sefer he penned, The Jewish Press recently spoke with Rabbi Moshe Lichtman, who translated the work into English in 2002.

I’m tired of waiting for my uni to act against conspiratorial hatred – Jewish News

| February 19, 2021

Professor David Miller has terrified Jewish students for years. Its time for the university to take action

LETTERS: Wise up, CA progressives; Hooray for Dr. Fauci; etc. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| February 19, 2021

Wise up, CA progressives I agree with Oakland City Council member Dan Kalb that having two out of the five questions that the Progressive Delegates Network asked Democratic Party delegate candidates focus on Israel was overkill (California progressives get pushback on Zionism litmus test, Feb. 9). Of the myriad issues that the party should be considering, attitudes toward Israel and Palestinians are far less important than indicated by the 40 percent represented in the questionnaire

Canada should say no to racism at the United Nations – iPolitics.ca

| February 19, 2021

By bringing together all nations democratic and non-democratic alike the United Nations provides opportunities for both: For states that respect human rights, the UN can provide a forum for promoting that respect, while for states that violate them, the UN becomes a forum in which to defend, divert, and obfuscate.

IfNotNow smears IHRA definition as a ‘threat’ to progressivism – JNS.org

| February 19, 2021

(February 19, 2021 / JNS) The self-proclaimed Jewish-American progressive organization IfNotNowhosted a discussion on Jan. 27 about how theIHRA definition of anti-Semitism has been destroying the progressive movement. The word discussion, may, in fact, be too generous a term for what was, in reality, a diatribe of misinformation

Facebook might censor criticism of Zionists. Thats dangerous – The Guardian

| February 16, 2021

Scrolling through images of the white nationalists who overran the US Capitol last month, I was horrified, if not entirely surprised, to see so much flagrant Nazi paraphenelia. One man wore a sweatshirt reading Camp Auschwitz; another wore a T-shirt printed with the slogan 6MWE, which stands for 6 million wasnt enough, referring to the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust. Theres no denying Trumps presidency stoked a profound resurgence of antisemitism in this country.

Lost letter on Zionism from Father of the Chinese Nation surfaces – The Jerusalem Post

| February 16, 2021

In the letter, the pre-Communist era leader venerated until today as the father of the Chinese nation calls Zionism "one of the greatest movements of the present time," continuing that, "All lovers of Democracy cannot help but support whole-heartedly and welcome with enthusiasm the movement to restore your wonderful and historic nation" The message, dated April 24, 1920, was sent to N.E.B. Ezra, founder of the Shanghai Zionist Association.

California progressives get pushback on Zionism ‘litmus test’ J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| February 16, 2021

A group of liberal Zionists based in Solano County is organizing against what its members see as an effort within the progressive wing of the state Democratic Party to ostracize supporters of Israel. The Progressive Zionists of California announced Jan. 26 that it had launched a petition and letter-writing campaign imploring the states Democratic Party leaders to oppose what it called dangerous litmus tests

Why are Jewish groups fighting the IHRA antisemitism definition? -opinion – The Jerusalem Post

| February 16, 2021

Over the last year, significant progress has been made in pushing back against online antisemitism.


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