"From Buenos Aires to Baghdad, from the days of Rome to the present, the world talks about Jews and their special relationship to wealth ... The really peculiar part of these slogans about Jews and money ... is the equivocation with which Jews react to the charges ... Proud of their financial achievements, American Jews often congratulate themselves and their success, but when a non-Jew points to the same Jewish affluence, American Jews become extremely nervous and suspect lurking anti-Semitism."
Joshua Halberstam, Schmoozing: The Private Conversations of American Jews, 1997, p. 10]

"Writing about money and Jews is inflammatory no matter how cautious it is handled. As I examined the available literature on the subject it became clear to me that in recent years no one had scrutinized the scope of contemporary Jewish economic activity in America. The reason for this neglect was not hard to find: ... the subject of Jews and money was best not discussed for fear of raising the anti-Semitic ghost again."
Gerald Krefetz
Jews and Money, 1982, p. ix, x]

"San Francisco provides an example of how some Jews can totally ignore reality. Polls taken among contributors to the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation have found that one-third believe that a Jew cannot be elected to Congress from San Francisco. A poll reported such results in 1985 when all three members of Congress from contiguous districts in or adjacent to the city were Jewish as were two state senators, the mayor and a considerable part of the city council."
Seymour Lipset,
American Pluralism and the Jewish Community, 1990,
p. 156

"For many of us Jews lately, everything and anything is 'remindful of the Holocaust.' The truth is that anti-Semitism has become an obsession with us ... In the American Jewish community we've got anti-Semitism without anti-Semites ... [The biblical Jews] understood Gentile hostility to us to be an expression of God's displeasure with us as a community. We [Jews today] understand it to be essentially meaningless ... They believed in collective responsibility ... We modern Jews have completely lost the consciousness of collective responsibility ... Our fear of Gentiles who don't like us, our made-up, manufactured fear, is the greatest comfort we can give ourselves. The impulse to see anti-Semitism where it isn't is so powerful it infects Jewish culture at every level, among religious and secular Jews alike ... If God, the true God, were to put us on the couch, I think that ... he would tell us there is no such thing as anti-Semitism, at least not the way we understand it. We American Jews aren't suffering at all right now. For us, life couldn't be better ... In the book of Leviticus, God explains to the Jews the ways he will reward us if we guard His commandments and punish us if we do not. All of us together. Among the punishments there is an interesting line that describes the condition of modern Jews perfectly: 'the sound of a driven leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as one flees from the sword; and they shall flee when none pursues.'"
David Klinghoffer,
Anti-Semitism without Anti-Semites, First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life, April 1998, p. 10-13.

"The assumption of an eternal anti-Semitism ... has been adapted by a great many unbiased historians and by an even greater number of Jews. It is this odd coincidence which makes the theory so very dangerous and confusing. Its escapist basis is in both instances the same: just as anti-Semites understandably desire to escape responsibility for their deeds, so Jews, attacked and on the defensive, even more understandably, do not wish to under any circumstances discuss their share of responsibility."
Hannah Arendt,
The Origins of Totalitarianism, 1964, p. 73

"Has my obsessive long-term encounter with Israeli socity over the past six years turned me into the anti-Semite I never was? I find myself sharply intolerant of the noisy, brash behavior of most Israeli children. I coin terms of description that are even explicitly judgmental. I get exasperated with the perennial references in the [Hebrew] media to the Jewishness of well-known public figures abroad."
Virginia Dominguez,
Cuban-American scholar. People as Subject, People as Object: Selfhood and Peoplehood in Contemporary Israel. University of Wisconsin Press, 1985

"Self-hatred, in fact, is a word often used to describe a common phenomena -- Jewish anti-Semitism ... The Jew believes all the epithets that the anti-Semite throws at him, even the ones that contradict each other. He believes that Jews are clannish and pushy, miserly and ostentatious, vulgar and excessively intellectual ... In his attitudes towards anti-Semitism, the self-hating Jew is especially confused. The subject is on his mind constantly. He is far more sensitive to so-called 'Jewish traits' than most gentiles are ... [YAFFE, J., p. 70, 72] ... So why not recognize the truth? Hardly any Jews are entirely free from the effects of this disease [of Jewish self-hatred/anti-Semitism]. In AJC's Baltimore survey [the American Jewish Committee's study of the Jews of Baltimore in 1962], two-thirds of the respondents admitted to believing that other Jews are pushy, hostile, vulgar, materialistic, and the cause of anti-Semitism. And those were only the ones who were willing to admit it."
James Yaffe,
Jewish author,
The American Jews. Portrait of a Split Personality, Random House, 1968

"Among most anti-Semites, we found that their irrational hatred was the expression of primary process thinking, that is, thought that is driven by feeling and not subjected to the discipline of reason, logic, and reality testing."
Mortimer Ostrow,
Jewish psychoanalyst,
Psychodynamics and Anti-Semitism, Transaction Publishers, NY, 1996

     "Wherever the Jews settled [in their Diaspora] one observes the development of anti-Semitism, or rather anti-Judaism ... If this hostility, this repugnance had been shown towards the Jews at one time or in one country only, it would be easy to account for the local cause of this sentiment. But this race has been the object of hatred with all nations amidst whom it settled. Inasmuch as the enemies of Jews belonged to diverse races, as they dwelled far apart from one another, were ruled by different laws and governed by opposite principles; as they had not the same customs and differed in spirit from one another, so that they could not possibly judge alike of any subject, it must needs be that the general causes of anti-Semitism have always resided in [the people of] Israel itself, and not in those who antagonized it."
Bernard Lazare,
French Jewish author and later Zionist, written at the turn of the 20th century,
Antisemitism. Its History and Causes. Britons Publishing Co., London, 1967

"[Jewish psychologist Jules] Nydes argues that such individuals
[representing the "paranoid masochistic character"] tend to see themselves and
groups within which they identify as victims who are
being persecuted. This sense of persecution derives partly from
unconscious feelings of guilt. The paranoid masochistic person engages in
aggression against others because he or she expects to be
attacked. His aggression, which is accompanied by feelings
of self-
righteousness, is rarely satisfying. Indeed, he can often
achieve gratification only when he is punished, and the punishment is
interpreted as confirming his preconceived sense of persecution ...
The typology is suggestive. [Jewish psychoanalyst]
Theodore Reik, who was Nyde's teacher, suggested that a 'paranoid
masochistic' personality structure is modal among Jews."
Stanley Rothman
S. Robert Lichter

Roots of Radicalism,
Oxford University Press,
1982, p. 133

"The discounting of anti-Semitism is itself anti-Semitic."  
Evelyn Torton Beck,
Nice Jewish Girls,
A Lesbian Anthology
, Persephone Books, Watertown, MA, 1982, p. xxii

"Not only does anything Jews do or refrain from doing have nothing to do with anti-Semitism, but any attempt to explain anti-Semitism by referring to the Jewish contribution to anti-Semitism is itself an instance of anti-Semitism! ... This reductio ad

absurdum has stunning implications. It means that Jews have not been causal agents in their own history ... They did not act and interact causally and historically with other groups in history. Morally blameless, the Jews ... were outside of history, aspiring to ... 'angelism.'"
John Murray Cuddihy,
non-Jewish scholar,
The Elephant and the Angels; or, The Incivil Irritatingness of Jewish Theodicy, in Bellah/Greenspahn. Uncivil Religion. Interreligious Hostility in America, Crossroad, NY, 1987, p. 24

"By accusing western democracies of anti-Semitism, the Jews put them on the defensive. As long as guilt feelings can be profitably mined, advantages can be gained. But the lode is not likely to last forever."
Moshe Leshem,
former Israeli diplomat,
Israel Alone
, Touchstone/Simon and Schuster, NY, 1989


"The role of anti-Semitism in formulations of Zionism and in the importance attributed to the existence of the Jewish state has not
diminished. What has changed is the benign image held by Israeli
leaders of the Gentile. It is no longer the Jew who is indirectly to blame for being hated. Anti-Semitism is no longer the expected hostility of the hosts toward their uninvited guests. As in the
traditional Jewish past, anti-Semitism is now attributed to the
Gentile's irrational hatred of the Jew ... The origins of anti-Semitism
are no longer explained in terms of Jewish estrangement from their
host societies, but as endemic to the non-Jew." Charles Liebman/
Steve Cohen
Two Worlds of Judaism. The Israeli and American Experiences, Yale University Press, 1990
p. 59]


"Yom Kippur is a veritable festival of self-criticism and Jewish prophetic and rabbinic literature is filled with admonitions for Jews
to look inward and become aware of their alleged faults and limitations. 
All of the great disasters of Jewish history were traditionally explained
by the prophets and rabbis not as a result of the power of anti-Semites, but as a result of the sins of the Jews. Carried to extremes, this tradition of Jewish self-criticism is easily transformed into a tradition of Jewish anti-Semitism."
Jewish Radical
Editorial, Heshvan 5757 [Hebrew date], v. 4, no. 2, NY p. 8]


Antisemites Without Antisemitism, by Jonathan Rosenblum.
Jerusalem Letter. July 20, 1998
"When otherwise sane and intelligent people affirm nonsense, it behooves us to inquire into the reason. Falling into that category is the recent finding by the American Jewish Committee that American Jews believe antisemitism is a greater threat than intermarriage by a margin of 57% to 38%. In order to reach that conclusion, American Jews have to ignore the evidence in front of their eyes to a startling degree. And they do. In a 1985 survey of Jews in Northern California, for instance, a full third expressed the belief that non-Jews would not vote for a Jewish candidate for Congress, At that time, all three Congressmen from the area were Jewish ... Antisemitism persists in the minds of Jews even in the absence of antisemites ... The professed fear of resurgent antisemitism goes hand in hand with the elevation of the Holocaust as the defining element in Jewish self-identity. All surveys of American Jewry place the Holocaust way ahead of any other factor in Jewish self-identity. Between 75%and 85% of American Jews rate the Holocaust as a very important factor in their sense of themselves as Jews, far higher than belief in God, Torah or Israel. When they think of themselves as Jews, then, American Jews overwhelmingly identify themselves as victims ...But if American Jews are, in their heart of hearts, not really that scared of resurgent antisemitism, why do they insist on keeping the specter of antisemitism alive? Why do they react so strongly to every crackpot Holocaust denier who would deny them their status as history’s champion victims? The answer is that antisemitism is a convenient balm for the pangs of conscience. Antisemites, even imagined ones, provide confirmation that one is a proud, loyal Jew, linked to all those other Jews throughout history who knew too well what real Jew-hatred was. To paraphrase Descartes: I am hated, therefore I am."

The Outsiders Who Dreamt Up America. Sunday Times [London], May 31, 1998
"It's a delicate subject. Mention the relationship between Hollywood and Jews and you can land in some very hot water. Journalist William Cash discovered this in 1991 when he wrote an article for The Spectator about the increasing influence of Jews on the American entertainment industry. More than a dozen movie luminaries - including Charlton Heston, Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg - sent an impassioned letter of complaint to the magazine, chastising Cash as a latter-day Nazi and complaining about the trite and vulgar Jewish stereotypes in which he had couched his argument. Yet the thrust of his piece was accurate. The movie industry in the US has always been controlled by Jewish men and women in a town that was created by Jewish immigrants, Hollywood ... All of Hollywood's major studios, including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Columbia, were created by a small band of Eastern European Jewish immigrants."

Novelist's Letter Prompts Fears of Anti-Semitism. Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, 10-16-98
"Edward Topol's novels have been read by audiences all over the world. Now a letter that the Russian Jewish emigre has published in a newspaper here has outraged Russian Jews. The full-page letter, which was printed last month in the Moscow weekly Argumenty i Fakty, called on Russian Jewish bankers not to throw Russia into a 'chaos of poverty and wars.' Topol, who emigrated to the United States 20 years ago and now lives in New York, also urged Jewish tycoons to 'chip in a billion or two' to help Russia's economy. The weekly's popularity - it has a print run of more than 3 million copies and is especially popular in Russia's provinces - has prompted worries about how the letter will be interpreted by the paper's readers. Many Jews said the letter implied that a Jewish conspiracy exists in Russia, and they are worried that it could therefore trigger an outbreak of anti-Semitism ... In the letter, Topol implied that a small group of Jewish business magnates exert an enormous control over the Kremlin. The 59-year-old author also claimed that the Jewish prominence in Russia could lead to Jewish pogroms and even to a new Holocaust. One Jewish leader said he did not expect a Jewish author to write such a letter."

Russian Jews Say Solzhenitsyn Writes Bad History in New Book.
JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), July 23, 2001
"Nobel Prize winner Alexander Solzhenitsyn is being accused of distorting the history of Russian Jewry in his new book on Russian-Jewish relations. In the introduction to '200 Years Together,' a 500-page treatise, the famed novelist says he is 'appealing to both sides, Russian and Jewish, to come to patient understanding and to acknowledge their own share of blame.' But the controversial author takes a position on the tsarist-era pogroms at odds with most historians. Solzhenitsyn, 83, blames the pogroms on a grass-roots movement, exculpating the Russian state from any responsibility in the anti-Jewish attacks. He also blames the "'liberal intelligentsia' — often a code word for Jews — for exaggerating the extent of the pogroms. That does not go over well in a community that suffered the pogroms' fury. 'Solzhenitsyn's book is anti-Semitic and mendacious. It is deliberately distorting the history of Russian Jews,' Victor Dashevsky, a Jewish historian who heads the Moscow Anti-Fascist Center, told JTA."

Jewish Teen in Southern California Arrested in Cross-Burning Incident
Jewish Bulletin of Northern California. June 5, 1998
"A 15-year old Jewish boy has been arrested in connection with a cross-burning on his parents' lawn ... He, two other juveniles, and an 18-year old man burned the cross last month because his parents wouldn't let him stay at a beach bonfire two hours past his usual 10 P.M. curfew ... The Jewish boy also used chemicals to burn a swastika into his home's lawn."

The Rainbow Swastika. A long essay, originally posted at the Jewish Student Union at the University of Colorado, that argues that the entirety of the "New Age" movement (from Buckminster Fuller to the Maharishi Yogi) is anti-Semitic, seeking to destroy Jews and Judaism.
" Most of the network umbrella groups have some connection with Planetary Initiative for the World We Choose, run by a 'World Council of Wise Persons' and/or a "Coordinating Council" [not known if they are the same]. This group publicizes dates of its meetings at the UN, and is not shy about publicizing names of past and present 'Wise Persons': Buckminster Fuller, Norman Cousins, Dr. Carlos Romulo, Brooke Newell (once VP of Chase Manhattan Bank), Gerhard Elston (ex-director of Amnesty International), Helen Kramer (Int'l Assoc. of Machinists), Robert Muller (Chancellor, UN University for Peace), Donald Keys (of Planetary Citizens). 2. Philosophical and/or religious societies [they define themselves as philosophical or educational to avoid legal complications with US constitutional law, but they are religious in nature] which were founded by New Age figures in obedience to spirit-guides, and which teach occult enlightenment through spirit-guides: Arcane School, Seven Rays Institute, Anthroposophy, Waldorf schools, Theosophical Society, Transcendental Meditation, 'A Course in Miracles' (interfaith study group), New Thought courses, Silva Mind Control, New Acropolis, Scientology, to name a few. [Ironically, many of these groups, even those with decidedly racist teachings, have found a ready following in Israel, of all places. See relevant entries in the Missionizing section.] 3. Prominent individuals who publicly laud(ed) the New World Order described by Bailey include world-class figures (some of whom have since passed away): Willie Brant (German ex-chancellor), Prof. J. Tinbergen (Nobel Prize winner), George Bush (ex-U.S. president), Robert Kennedy (veteran U.S. Senator, former Attorney General), Margaret Mead (anthropologist), Carl Rogers (psychotherapist), Eric Fromm (psychologist), Barbara Marx Hubbard (Democratic nominee for VP in 1984), Robert Muller (former Asst. UN Secretary General), U Thant (Muller's UN boss and mentor), Donald Keys (founder of Planetary Initiative and pivotal UN figure), Aurelio Peccei (founder of the Club of Rome), Isaac Asimov (scientist and sci-fi writer), Alvin Toffler (author of 'Future Shock'), George Christie (founder of Intelsat Consortium of 106 countries), pop singers John Denver and Judy Collins, historians William Irwin Thompson and Theodore Roszak, actress Shirley MacLaine, psychic Edgar Cayce. [Actually, the list is getting so long it would be easier to list those who actively oppose NA goals.] 4. Aggressive promotion of the New Age agenda, besides through the above organizations, is going on through the following more general groups and activities: Montessori, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Zero Population Growth, Planned Parenthood, Hunger Project, Voluntary Simplicity, Bread for the World, most disarmament groups, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Club of Rome, Skull and Bones (Yale fraternity), the International Legal Commission (UN consultant), UNESCO (key UN agency), World Council of Churches (ecumenical Christian), Unitarian churches, Bahai and Sufi sects (Moslem), The Door (NYC medical facility), many interfaith dialog projects, most health food stores, the entertainment industry. [Note: many well-meaning people participate in these, simply from a desire to further international understanding or make the world a better place. For the innocent souls who have not learned what "planetary initiation" and "global cleansing action" mean to New Agers, a rude awakening is coming, especially if they are Jewish.]"

When Journalists Refuse to Tell the Truth in Israel. The Independent [Great Britian] April 17, 2001
"Fear of being slandered as 'anti-Semitic' means we are abetting terrible deeds in the Middle East."

Targeted? A Jewish Engineer for the U. S. Army Says Anti-Semitism Fueled False Suspicions that He Spied for Israel. Detroit Jewish News.

Orthodox Outraged by Alleged CIA 'Profiling' of Jews
. Jewish Bulletin of Northern California
"A leading Orthodox Jewish organization has called on the CIA director to publicly disavow allegations that the agency believes religious Jews are recruited by Israel to spy on the United States. In a letter to CIA Director George Tenet, Agudath Israel of America said it was dismayed and outraged by remarks made by an unidentified CIA official on the CBS program "60 Minutes" in its segment discussing the case of Adam Ciralsky. The CIA official, whose identity and voice were disguised on the show, said the CIA believes the Israeli government has a program that recruits religious American Jews to spy on the United States."

Imperfect Storm: Israel Shamir and His Critics.
Comments about the campaign to smear and discredit Russian-born Israeli Israel Shamir as an 'anti-Semite' for his critical commentaries about Jews and Israel.

Anti-Semitism in Israel. Ahavat Israel [Undated]
"Many of the images of haredim [ultra-Orthodox Jews] found in the [Israeli] secular press are drawn from classical anti-Semitic sources, including the Nazis."

The Enemy Within. Freeman Center for Strategic Studies.
"Professor Louis Rene Beres describes how the Israeli Left in a fit of self-loathing has picked up the chant of Hitler's hate mongers against the ... religious Jews, the Hareidim... This list was collected by Arie Stav, the distinguished editor of NATIV magazine in Israel and are direct quotations ... :: [The Haredim are] 'Black ants.' 'Dogs tied up in the back yard, barking psalms all night.' 'Humming locusts.' 'Forces of darkness of our age.' 'A deadly plague.' 'Forces of darkness and kidnappers of Souls.' 'Vulgar baboons.' 'Barbarians, the Black Front...representing the magical, bewitched and most primitive...whose schools are colleges of darkness.' 'The darkest and most horrible phenomena (sic) of our age.' (by a senior Israeli diplomat serving in the United States) From two different Members of Knesset: 'Leeches, snakes, suckled on the same evil urges as Nazism, greedy and domineering, evil and primitive, corrupt, parasites, ambitious.' 'A horrible evil, a black devil.' Finally, Arie Stav quotes one of Israel's best-known writers: 'A band of armed gangsters, committing crimes against humanity, sadists, pogromchiks and murderers.' Stav quotes even worse examples of statements and caricatures that are actually blood libel by the self-styled 'intellectual elite of the Israeli Left. They are authors, members of Knesset, senior journalists, diplomats and professors ... Beres raises the question: These people whose level of hatred for the Jewishness of our people causes them to reject their own past, are they really Jewish? Perhaps the answer lies in a contaminated blood line. When Moses left Egypt, the dregs of Egyptian low-life took this opportunity to escape their low existence and joined the Hebrews' Exodus ... I believe that today, within Israel and the Jewish Diaspora, this strain of genetic evil remains."

Complaints Filed Against Judge for Remarks.
The Canadian Jewish News
. January 4, 2001
"[Orthodox Jews] Zipora and Moshe Amzalag have filed transcripts in which Supreme Court Judge Roland Durand made, what they feel are, 'uncalled for religious-specific remarks' while hearing a case against them in St. Jerome last January ... Higher court judges found Durand's remarks improper and ordered that he be taken off the case ... Two of the three [higher court] judges, Morris Fish and Joseph Nuss, are Jewish."

Lenin Statue Found in Grave.
Orange County Register
[from Associated Press], June 1, 2001
"Polish workers uncovering a Jewish mass grave in Poland have found fragments of a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin, corraborating accounts that Jews were forced to haul it there before being massacred by their Polish neighbors in 1941 ... Some historians have suggested that Poles acted out of revenge for what they saw as Jewish cooperation with repressive Soviet occupiers who left the statue behind when they fled the invading Germans."

Adam Michnik and Leon Wieseltier. An Exchange. Poles, Jews and Memory.
The New Republic. 6-4-01
[Michnik is the editor of a prominent Polish newspaper. Wieseltier is editor The New Republic. Both men are of Jewish heritage.]
Michnik: "I wrote that there is no Polish family that was not wounded by the war. You call it 'the usual Polish apologetics' ... I am sorry, Leon, that you have written as though you are still in the comfortable grip of Jewish stereotypes. Such a dialogue requires a review of stereotypes. You have to assume that there may be certain aspects of the Polish-Jewish relationship that you do not know, and that perhaps, therefore, you may not be able to fully understand."
Wieseltier: "No, I insist upon the onesidedness of this reckoning because of my general understanding of prejudice and oppression. If you wish to understand anti-Semitism, do not study Jews. Study non-Jews, because the fantasies and the atrocities are theirs. If you wish to understand racism, do not study blacks. Study whites, for the same reason. The notion that in some significant sense there are two sides to such questions, that prejudice has a basis in reality and oppression has a cause in the behavior of the oppressed, is itself a concession to the injustice that we both despise."

Yitro. My Trip to Prague. MilknHoney. Torah Discussions
[personal web site by Steve Gindi] 2001
"My personal brushes with anti-Semitism were in the city of Prague ... I read a little about the Charles bridge before we visited this central tourist site. I had read about the quaint vendors selling memorabilia and art work. We passed pictures of Kafka, earrings, paintings, [sic] Sickening some stupid Christian site where Goyim place
their hands, statues of Jesus dying on the cross waiting to be consumed by vulchers [sic]. When I saw those statues of Jesus I felt like lobbing up a big green glob of spit. I personally refrained from doing this, However, legend has it that another Jew more pious than myself did just that. Some sick pre-Nazi Christian saw him do this. The 'kind' king gave the Jews an opportunity to avoid massacre. He forced the Jewish community to affix pure gold lettering which stated Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh, YKVH Tzevaot, Yeshu Hu Elokim.' 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Hashem Lord of host ... Jesus is the one G-d.' The Holy man who had lobbed up the spit subsequently committed suicide."

Black Newsman Says [Joseph] Lieberman Chosen to Till Coffers. Washington Times, August 17, 2000
"The owner of one of the nation's oldest black newspapers charged yesterday that the Democratic Party chose Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman for the No. 2 spot on its national ticket so that Jews would pour money into the party's coffers. 'It was the money, stupid," wrote Wilbert Tatum, publisher emeritus of the influential Harlem-based Amsterdam News, in an editorial that claimed 'Jews from all over the world, especially in Europe, Africa, Israel and South America, will be sending bundles of money' to the Democrats because of Mr. Lieberman's vice-presidential nomination. In an interview with The Washington Times, Mr. Tatum said he stands behind the editorial, which drew instant criticism from Jewish organizations. 'It is so hideous, so ugly, so outrageous, so insidious,' said Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). 'The only reason he can conjure up as to why the party didn't put an African-American on the ticket is because the Jews have bought the election' ... Mr. Tatum, whose wife, the former Susan Kohn, is Jewish, and whose daughter, Ellie Tatum, editor of the The Amsterdam News, is also Jewish, said he has a rabbi and often attends synagogue services. "

Jewish Groups Preparing for Israel-Bashing Racism Conference. Haaretz [Israelis newspaper], July 6, 2001
"The UN World Conference on Racism set for Durban, South Africa in September is being billed as the most important human rights event of the year - but it is rapidly evolving into a world forum to blast Israel for racism, anti-Arabism, and violating Palestinian human rights, according to Irwin Cotler, a leading international expert on human rights. Cotler, a Canadian parliamentarian and legal rights expert, took part in an emergency meeting of 60 representatives from Jewish organizations and Israeli agencies - including deputy foreign minister Rabbi Michael Melchior - in London this week, under the auspices of the Jewish Board of Deputies. The meeting discussed how to deal with what Melchior called the 'anti-Semitism in new clothes' the conference is expected to indulge in. Drafts of resolutions prepared for the conference at preliminary planning sessions in Geneva and Tehran earlier this year, depict Israel as a racist state that systematically discriminates against Arabs. It calls on Israel to repeal 'laws based on racial discrimination, like the Law of Return and the policy of forceful occupation that prevents uprooted Palestinian refugees from returning to their homes and property.' ... World Jewish Congress director Israel Singer, who also took part in the emergency session, said Israel and the Jewish communities would work together to present a 'joint Jewish position and fighting for our right to our rights. We certainly won't turn the other cheek.'"

The Featherman File [With Extreme Prejudice], (Jewish) Forward, July 6, 2001
"The Summer 2001 issue of the Jewish feminist magazine Lilith includes a broadside aimed at memoirist Rebecca Walker by San Francisco-based writer Charlotte Honigman-Smith. 'Unexamined, irresponsible, and almost comically stereotypical' is how Ms. Honigman-Smith characterizes the portrayal of Jews in Ms. Walker's autobiography, 'Black, White and Jewish.' Ms. Honigman-Smith charges that Ms. Walker, the daughter of black novelist Alice Walker and Jewish civil rights lawyer Mel Leventhal, equates Judaism with 'conformity and wealth' and 'uses ugly, unabashed stereotypes about Jewish life and, in particular, Jewish women.' Writes Ms. Honigman-Smith: 'Walker's prepackaged anti-Semitic invocation of the JAP and the spoiled manipulative Jewish wife will have a profound impact on young American feminists. The common assumption that 'normal' Jews are materialistic, conformist and uniformly wealthy has just been given new fuel by a woman Time magazine calls a leader of my generation.' Ms. Walker answered similar charges back in January, in an interview with the Washington Post Service. ''That upsets me a lot,' she told reporter Jennifer Frey. 'All I can say is, that's the community I was in -- extremely privileged -- and I tried to be as honest to the experience as I could be.'"

York Trustees Rebuked by Muslims. Toronto Star, July 10, 2001
"More than 100 Muslims descended on a York Region District Board of Education meeting to protest the board's denunciation of a volunteer race advisory committee member for distributing allegedly anti-Semitic literature ... Bader Abu Zahra got into trouble after distributing a review of a book titled Holocaust Industry, Reflections of the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering, at a teachers' curriculum conference in April. The review was written by a British journalist. The book, written by Norman Finkelstein, the son of Holocaust survivors, describes how certain Jewish groups have exploited Jewish martyrdom and profited from the Holocaust. Alan Shefman, a school trustee for Thornhill-Vaughan, later said the book is 'totally offensive' because it perpetuates a conspiracy theory about Jews and is written by a self-hating Jew, whose work is used by anti-Semitic groups to promote hatred against Jews. Zafar Bangash, a spokesperson for the Islamic Society of York Region, said the board's denunciation of Zahra was defamatory. 'Neither his actions nor the material he distributed are either anti-Semitic or anti-Semitic in character and we ask that . . . an apology be offered to ... Zahra,' Bangash said to loud applause. Bangash and others said Zahra had distributed the material at the teachers' conference to promote debate about the board's focus on the Jewish Holocaust in its curriculum. As a result, other genocides involving groups such as the First Nations, African Americans, Ukrainians, Chinese, Vietnamese and Palestinians had been ignored, Bangash said. He accused the board of censoring 'alternative perspectives' on the issue and challenged the board to prove the review was anti-Semitic."

The Truth Shall Set You Free, by Paul Weyrich. Free Congress Foundation
"'Weyrich assailed for citing Jews in Christ's Death' blared the headline across a page of the front section of Saturday's Washington Post. This after someone I don't believe I have ever met charged in a piece prepared for the American Spectator's website that I am a classic anti-Semite. My breath has been taken away at all of this. The Post piece suggested that my commentary, entitled 'Christ is Risen' has sparked a raging debate as to the appropriateness of suggesting that Jesus Christ was killed by the Jews of his time. By the way, I put my comments in their historical context. So now one Evan Gahr can conclude on this basis that I am an anti-Semite. This is absolutely amazing to me and shows how far down the road to political correctness we have come in our society."

Hilary Clinton Denies Using Anti-Jewish Slur. Irish Times, July 17, 2000
"US President Bill Clinton has come to the defense of his wife Hillary, dismissing as 'character assassination' allegations she used an anti-Semitic slur a quarter-century ago. In comments made in today's edition of the New York Daily News, Mr Clinton said his wife was incapable of using a racial epithet ... Ms Clinton is the Democratic nominee for the US Senate from New York, and the allegations, if deemed credible by voters, could erode her support with the state's large and politically powerful Jewish bloc."

Princess Monica., 10-6-98
"Admit it -- you think Monica [Lewinsky] is a JAP [Jewish American Princess]. Since the beginning of the scandal, Monica's ethnicity has defined part of her persona. First, her name is conspicuous. There's no denying your roots with a mouthful of Eastern European Jewish etymology like Lewinsky (or Leibovich). The ethnic stereotype is bolstered by the fact that her father is a wealthy, politically liberal Beverly Hills doctor and her mother is a flashy woman of means with whom she has shared a no-boundaries relationship. By any standards, Monica lives a life of luxury, lunching at the Ritz-Carlton, residing at one of the toniest Washington, D.C. addresses, the famed Watergate building. Her immaculate designer suits, manicured hands and remarkably bouncy and shiny hair (think Alicia Silverstone in 'Clueless') only crystallize her JAP image ... In the Starr report, Lewinsky admits that she asked the president to find her a good job, one she wouldn't have to work for: 'I just want it to be given to me.' With that, Monica fulfilled the most insidious of the Princess stereotypes: the idea that she was entitled. She wasn't qualified for a high-paying, above-entry-level position, but no matter -- somehow, she felt she deserved one, perhaps because she was wronged by the president, or maybe because she was just used to getting her way. In either case, I'm reminded of my high school, where plenty of Jewish girls were mocked for the apathy that came with privilege."

The Holocost. New York Press, Vol. 13, No. 8
"Though a slim monograph, this [The Holocaust Industry] may well become one of the most controversial books of the year. Then again, the topic is so sensitive and explosive that mainstream media and polite society may simply condemn it with silence, leaving it to the scholarly and special-interest venues to carry on the counterattacks that are sure to come. In a way, that would be fitting: It’s part of [Norman] Finkelstein’s argument that such is the power of The Holocaust as a symbol that anyone who doesn’t simply condemn this book out of hand will be accused of anti-Semitism themselves."

School Board Member Quote Sparks Controversy,
Yahoo! News [from Channel 6000], July 23, 2001
"Portland's embattled school board now faces an internal minefield comprised of what some believe are anti-Semitic comments by one of its members ... But the 38-year-old former Freightliner engineer tells KOIN 6 News that the paper distorted his comments. The newspaper quotes Jackson referring to Jews, saying; 'This is a group that came into this country equal to, if not less than, African-Americans. And today they run the country.' Jackson says that his were words of admiration, not racism. Jackson says that he was comparing challenges Portland's African-Americans face with the Jewish community's achievements when he told the Oregonian; 'I do not see the Jews struggling to get over the achievement gap. I do not see the Jews struggling to feed their families ... In fact, I see the Jews running everything.' ... Now he's trying to patch up his own reputation and save his position on the school board."

Jews Must Live
, by Samuel Roth.
Hidden Mysteries Books [samplings of Roth's volume at a rare book site]
Samuel Roth, a well-known publisher of pornography and defendant in a landmark 1950s court case, wrote this notorious book in 1934 after being cheated by fellow Jews. It is condemned by Jewish organizations as the vilest sort of anti-Semitism.

Ward, Condemned By NBA, Apologizes About Remarks. Baltimore Sun [from Newsday]
"'I want to truly apologize to everybody who was offended by The New York Times Magazine story,' [New York Knicks guard Charlie] Ward said in a statement. 'I will say again that I would never condemn or criticize any group or religion. That is not who I am.' Ward was quoted in the Sunday article as saying 'Jews are stubborn' and, in reference to Jesus Christ, 'They had his blood on their hands' ... Earlier, [Jewish] NBA commissioner David Stern issued a statement that said: 'Ward's comments, and his subsequent confirmation of them, demonstrate zealotry of all types is intolerant and divisive. Despite suggestions that the NBA penalize Ward for his words, I am not planning to do so. Ward would have been better off not to have uttered his uninformed and ill-founded statements, but I do not wish to enhance his sense of martyrdom by penalizing him for giving them public voice" ... In Florida, Ward's home state, where he is generally revered for having won the 1993 Heisman Trophy while playing football for Florida State, a branch of the American Jewish Congress wants Ward to be removed as spokesman for the state's 'born to read' literacy campaign."

Furor Over Warning On Jewish 'Olympics.'
New York Post
[posted at], June 21, 2001
"New York lawmakers are demanding the firing of a U.S. State Department official who praised an American basketball coach for not participating in Israel's version of the Olympics next month, the Post has learned. In an e-mail obtained by the Post, Dale McElhattan, a security officer at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, hailed Clemson University basketball coach Larry Shyatt for deciding last Friday to withdraw from the international competition, known as the Maccabiah Games. 'I applaud your courage in declining to take part in the Mac Games here,' McElhattan wrote earlier this week in an e-mail that was forwarded to many members of the team. 'Your decision is responsible," he said, adding it showed a 'high level of character and sound judgment.'"

Farrakhan and the Jewish Rift. How It All Started. The Final Call [Nation of Islam], originally published in Blacks and Jews News, Fall/Winter 1994
The Nation of Islam's perspective on the continuous Jewish attack upon Louis Farrakhan as an anti-Semite.

Morris Leads Vultures in Attacks on Hillary. New York Observer, July 24, 2000
"For the Jewish ultra-right, the nasty imputation of anti-Semitism in the White House provided a perfect backdrop for agitation against the Mideast peace process. That was why a little band of protesters appeared outside Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Manhattan on July 17. Led by an outfit called the Jewish Action Alliance, they are infuriated by Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s efforts to achieve a just settlement with the Palestinians. To them, the Clintons’ commitment to peace somehow proves a hidden animus against Jews. And never mind that the [Clinton] couple’s Jewish advisers, appointees, supporters and lifelong friends could fill every seat at a Sabbath service in Madison Square Garden. Under normal circumstances, the fringe right-wing protesters—a fanatical physician, an obscure professor or two from the City University system and a discredited Brooklyn Assemblyman—would be unable to attract a single video crew. Exploiting the 'Jew bastard' controversy had brought no less than a dozen cameras to record their performance on Seventh Avenue. The doctor denounced 'a pattern over years and years of anti-Jewish, anti-Israel bias' in Hillary Clinton’s life. One professor said the slur had exposed her 'character, leanings and prejudices,' and another denounced her as 'completely against everything that is good for Jews and the land of Israel.' But it was militant organizer Beth Gilinsky who revealed how little they really cared about the epithet that made them newsworthy."

Israel: A Monument to Anti-Semitism. Media Monitors, August 1, 2001
"The epithet 'anti-Semitism' is hurled to silence anyone, even other Jews, brave enough to decry Israel's systematic, decades-long pogrom against the Palestinian Arabs. Because of the Holocaust, 'anti-Semitism' is such a powerful instrument of emotional blackmail that it effectively pre-empts rational discussion of Israel and its conduct. It is for this reason that many good people can witness daily evidence of Israeli inhumanity toward the 'Palestinians' collective punishment,' destruction of olive groves, routine harassment, judicial prejudice, denial of medical services, assassinations, torture, apartheid-based segregation, etc. -- yet not denounce it for fear of being branded 'anti-Semitic.' To be free to acknowledge Zionism's racist nature, therefore, one must debunk the calumny of 'anti-Semitism.' Once this is done, not only will the criminality of Israel be undeniable, but Israel, itself, will be shown to be the embodiment of the very anti-Semitism it purports to condemn."

A small collection, from scholarly sources, about traditional Jewry's Yiddish views of itself and non-Jews, [What Did Traditional Jewish Folklore Think of Jewish Ethics Before Jews Were Reinvented, Post-Holocaust, as Historical Angels? And What Is the Traditional Jewish View of Other People?]

Position Paper Denies Existence of or Potential For Irrational Hatred of Muslims
PR Newswire
[Another version of the constant lobbying insistance that "Jews are Unique"], August 21, 2001
"A prominent national Islamic advocacy group today called on Jewish groups to repudiate materials distributed at a Washington, D.C., news conference by B'nai B'rith International that claimed Islamophobia, the irrational hatred of Muslims and Islam, is an 'invention' that can never exist. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said today's incident is but one of many attempts by pro-Israel extremists to vilify and demonize Muslims. (B'nai B'rith held its news conference to comment on the upcoming World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) in South Africa.) In a position paper titled 'Antisemitism, Islamophobia and Anti-Arabism: The False Link,' Manuel Prutcschi, National Director of Community Relations for the Canadian Jewish Congress wrote: 'A trend has emerged, and it is very much reflected in the draft documents of the WCAR, to link antisemitism, Islamophobia and anti-Arabism, as manifestation of racism. Such placement explicitly contends that the three are phenomena, and phenomena of equal gravity. History and reality, however, in no way justify such a contention ...There neither is nor can there be such phenomena as 'Islamophobia' or anti-Arabism.' The equation of antisemitism with 'Islamophobia' and 'anti- Arabism,' which in effect are inventions, is a fundamental element in the campaign to attack, deligitimize (sic) and indeed dismantle the State of Israel...The intent, in equating antisemitism with 'Islamophobia' and 'anti-Arabism,' therefore, is to strip the Jewish people of this moral capital and to negate the value and validity of antisemitism in Jewish advocacy.' The position paper went on to state that to accept Islamophobia as a valid concept would turn antisemitism into just 'one instance of racism among many.'"

Jewish Leader Plans to Quit Racism Summit. Toronto Star, August 30, 2001
"The president of the Canadian Jewish Congress plans to quit the World Conference on Racism because of the anti-Semitism he says he has faced since arriving in South Africa. 'The level of antagonism and downright hatred is pervasive,' Keith Landy said yesterday in a telephone interview from Durban. The United Nations conference begins tomorrow amid considerable controversy, not least because of indications that Israel will be targeted for its treatment of Palestinians - a move that has led to threatened boycotts by leading U.S. and Canadian officials. 'We would not have come if we had known the extent to which the conference has been taken over by this agenda,' Landy said yesterday. 'Unless there is a miracle and a dramatic turnaround, we'll be leaving before the end of the week' ... John Asfour, president of the Canadian Arab Federation, who was to leave Montreal for Durban this morning, said he thinks it would be a mistake for Canadian officials to boycott the conference. 'I don't think the Canadian government should yield to pressure. It is a must for a democratic country to go and hold their head high and and talk about these issues.'''

A Manifesto on Black/Jewish 'Dialogues,'
by Marcus Lewis,
"The nature of a true dialogue fundamentally provides for the presentation of two sides. Unfortunately, this has not been the case in the meetings between Blacks and Jews ... This one-sided focus on Jewish grievances, while minimizing Black complaints against Jews, is now reflected in Common Quest magazine, subtitled: 'The magazine of Black/Jewish Relations.' This new periodical is published three limes a year by the American Jewish Committee and Howard University. If the first issue is a harbinger of things to come, then we can look forward to articles by Farrakhan-bashers, civil rights leaders who rely on Jewish financial aid, [and] Black scholars whose careers and publications largely depend on Jewish favor and other Black apologists. None of the writers in the magazine dared to raise serious issues about Jewish racism against Black Americans. Another example of the unequal dialogue between Blacks and Jews is the tendency of some Jews to stigmatize Black leaders whom they label anti-Semitic. Over the past decade, many Jewish leaders have demanded of prominent Blacks that they denounce, repudiate or apologize for the statements or actions of the following Black leaders: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Nelson Mandela, Tom Bradley, Jesse Jackson, Desmond Tutu, Al Sharpton, Leonard Jeffries, Tony Martin, Frances Cress Welsing, Yosef ben-Jochannan, John Henrik Clarke, Steve Cokely, Gus Savage and countless other highly respected people. In clear contrast to this, Jewish leaders have never called for the repudiation or condemnation of any prominent Jews who are anti-Black."

Against the Old Cliches, New Criterion, May 1997
"Stranger still was the write-up which [British scholar Norman Davies'] Europe: A History received in The New York Times. Theodore Rabb, in a long, humorless, and surprisingly nasty review, unaccountably dismisses the main of the book ... But if my guess is correct, Professor Rabb’s motivation for attacking the book is not its errors. The real motivation must lie in Professor Rabb’s obscure comments about Jewish matters. Among other things, Davies stands accused of 'singularly and irrelevantly' describing the historian Simon Schama as Jewish, the 'equating of the now notorious German police battalion in the Otwock ghetto in 1942 with the role of Jews in the postwar Communist security forces in Poland,' as well as a 'skewed' discussion of usury and 'errors about the origins of ghettoes.' Why it is wrong to describe Simon Schama as Jewish, since he is Jewish and writes about being Jewish; what exactly is skewed about Davies’ discussion of usury or the origins of ghettos, both of which have struck other historians as perfectly acceptable; none of this is explained. Rabb, it seems, is fond of making vague and unsubstantiated accusations in reviews, and has been caught doing so on at least one previous occasion. As for the accusation concerning Battalion 101 and its behavior in Otwock, these were also picked up in a series of letters to the editor of The Times Literary Supplement by the historian Abraham Brumberg and a woman named Esther Kinsky, who even took it upon herself to send a plaintive form letter around London, asking supporters to 'contribute your opinion on this matter and to help instigate a public debate.' What all appear to object to was Norman Davies’ description of Nazi atrocities and Jewish postwar cooperation with Communist atrocities in the same capsule. Nothing Davies writes is untrue, but Brumberg feels that describing the two on the same page 'helps to camouflage the unique nature of the German holocaust' ... It was certainly provocative to ask whether Jews could also have become killers under certain circumstances, but then it is about time that Jews in the West learn to stop behaving as if the uniqueness of the Holocaust automatically excludes Jews from being accused of any form of bad behavior. It is also about time that historians acknowledge that, in the postwar era, there were some Jews who took part in Communist atrocities, and learn to discuss this fact as part of history, asking why it might have happened: suppressing it will simply create the anti-Semitism we should be attempting to eradicate. A decent book about the subject would help clear the air. Nothing about that discussion need 'camouflage the unique nature of the German holocaust' in any way. I don’t, in fact, see what one has to do with the other. There is a background to these disputes, namely that when Norman Davies’ history of Poland, God’s Playground, was published in the 1980s, some historians found the book too 'right-wing' and anti-Soviet: as late as 1989, a British historian told me he thought Davies’ book 'biased' because it attributed the Katyn massacres to the Russians instead of the Germans. Worse, a group of American academics complained that Davies had failed to put sufficient emphasis on the role which the Poles had played in carrying out the Nazi Holocaust. Although no one spoke openly of anti-Semitism—just as Professor Rabb does not speak openly of anti-Semitism—the accusations were enough to prevent Davies from getting the tenure which he had been promised at Stanford."

Jew Who Loses Security Clearance Blames Anti-Semitism in the Military
JTA (Jewish Tribal Review), October 29, 2001
"A Jewish reserve officer says the U.S. Army stripped him of his security clearance and forced him to give up command of an intelligence unit because of his ties to Israel. Maj. Shawn Pine, commander of the 300th Military Intelligence Company of Austin, Texas, holds dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and received his top security clearance in 1990 — until it was revoked this summer. While Pine says the reasons are rooted in anti-Semitism, the army says it's just implementing a simple rules change. Pine's story, which first appeared in the Jerusalem Post, brings up concerns of heightened sensitivity in the U.S. armed forces to officers with Israel connections. Pine was born in the United States and immigrated to Israel with his family in the late 1970s. Like other Israeli citizens, he entered the Israel Defense Force, serving in the elite Golani Brigade. After his discharge, Pine returned to the United States to attend Georgetown University. He later chose a military career and served nine years as an officer in the U.S. Army. In 1995, Pine returned to Israel to study international relations at the Hebrew University, simultaneously doing his occasional IDF reserve duty ... Pine claims there is a 'blatant' connection between his case and that of Lt. Col. Jeremiah Mattysse, a senior intelligence officer who converted to Judaism and went AWOL in Israel last year. There was speculation that Mattysse had passed on military intelligence to the Jewish state, but he eventually was cleared."

Italian Jews Irate Over Editorial, Blast It as Anti-Semitism, Ill-Informed
(Jewish Telegraphic Agency), October 30, 2001
"An Italian commentator has outraged Jews with a prominent and provocative editorial they claim is anti-Semitic ... After Sept. 11, she wrote, the pope has been prompted by an 'extreme alarm' that Western civilization and its values were in the balance. 'This vast alarm is absent in Israel,' she wrote. 'And if there is something whose absence is felt in Judaism, it is just this: a ‘mea culpa' regarding peoples and individuals who have had to pay the price of blood or of exile in order to allow Israel to exist.' She called on Jews in the Diaspora — many of whom, she said, 'live a double and contradictory loyalty, toward Israel and toward the states to which they belong and in which they vote' — to repent and press Israel to change its policies toward the Palestinians. Jews in the West, she said, should line up with the West, rather than with Israel, choosing 'electoral links' over 'blood links' ... Published comments by Italian political figures, however, expressed appreciation of Spinelli's view — and frustration with the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. 'Spinelli hit the bull's-eye,' former Foreign Minister Lamberto Dini told La Stampa. 'The moment has arrived to resolve once and for all the Middle East conflict. Peace has to be built, negotiated, even imposed. Europe and the United States need to make Sharon understand: It is not possible to ask for the end of every violence before sitting down at the negotiation table.'"

Why Arab/Muslim Anti-Semites Are Worse Than the Nazis,
Jewish World Review
, October 30, 2001
"All Americans are worried about the America hatred among groups who do not value human life. But Jews who know their history have additional fears. We Jews have reasons to worry because a significant part of humanity have a hatred of us indistinguishable in kind and intensity from that of the Nazis."

Polish Magazine Under Fire for Wartime Memoir,
The Canadian Jewish News
, July 19, 2001
"The editor of a Polish magazine will meet this month with representatives of Canadian Jewish Congress to discuss an article that Congress believes repeats anti-Semitic stereotypes of Jews. The article, which appeared in the February edition of Miedzy Nami magazine, is presented as part of the memoirs of author Chris Gladun's late mother, Janina Sulkowska-Gladun. The memoir repeatedly refers to Jews in a way that 'tars the entire Jewish community,' said Len Rudner, Congress' director of community relations. In a letter to Jolanta Bugajski, editor and publisher of Miedzy Nami, Rudner points out the article,which reflects Sulkowska-Gladun's memories of the Soviet occupation of Poland from 1939-41, describes members of the local Communist party as almost exclusively Jewish. The memoir repeatedly refers to Jews as supporters of the Communist regime and it alleges the NKVD (the Soviet secret police), aided by Jews, decided the fate of its victims. It also states innocent people were in fear of arrest because of a Jewish militia."

When Words Lose Their Meaning, by Jacob Faturechi, Daily Trojan (University of Southern California), February 23, 1996
"Pat Buchanan is an anti-Semite. Rush Limbaugh is an anti-Semite. Richard Nixon was an anti-Semite. Pat Robertson is an anti-Semite. Jerry Falwell is an anti-Semite. Jesse Jackson is an anti-Semite. Louis Farrakhan is an anti-Semite. Every third person whose name I have ever heard is an anti-Semite. It is absolutely shocking how much I hear this person or that person is some kind of racist or other. If all of it were true, I would not be surprised to see David Duke elected president in 1996. There are allegedly enough anti-Semites out there to repopulate the SS. I guess my ears might especially perk to the word anti-Semite because I am Jewish and I hear such accusations every day. What I barely ever hear is the reasons for these things ... The news media has cried wolf one too many times. The word anti-Semite is thrown around like a racial epithet for all gentiles."

Media Spin Remains in Sync with Israeli Occupation, by Norman Solomon, FAIR (Fariness and Accuracy in Reporting)
"Occasionally, I've written columns criticizing U.S. media for strong pro-Israel bias in news reporting and spectrums of commentary. Every time, I can count on a flurry of angry letters that accuse me of being anti-Semitic. It's a timeworn, knee-jerk tactic: Whenever someone makes a coherent critique of Israel's policies, immediately go on the attack with charges of anti-Jewish bigotry. Numerous American supporters of Israel resort to this tactic. Perhaps the difficulties of defending the Israeli occupation on its merits have encouraged substitution of the 'anti-Semitic' epithet for reasoned debate. Like quite a few other Jewish Americans, I'm appalled by what Israel is doing with U.S. tax dollars. Meanwhile, as journalists go along to get along, they diminish the humanity of us all. 'Ask not for whom the bell tolls.'"

CBS Television Report Seeks to Discredit Church
, Accuses Relator of Pius XII's Beatification Cause of Anti-Semtism, Daily Catholic, March 20, 2000
"News agencies around the world are reporting the supposed anti-Semitic comments of Fr. Peter Gumpel, relator of the cause for Pius XII's beatification. According to the reports, he told CBS television that 'it is a fact that the Jews have killed Christ.' As expected, the news has caused quite a stir, and was picked up by several press agencies in the United States. Before verifying the news, these sources accused Fr. Gumpel of anti-Semitism, to the extent that Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel said: 'I am amazed. I'm shocked and outraged. After all, this countryman, this priest who speaks on behalf of the Vatican, is coming up with accusations that are old, and he forgets that we all now live in the 21st century.' The network has done nothing more than distort Fr. Gumpel's words, quoting them out of context for the purpose of launching a campaign against the Catholic Church on the eve of the Pope's trip to Israel. In a press statement yesterday, Fr. Gumpel explained that 'In the presentation of the '60 Minutes' program, (which was broadcast last night on Sunday, March 19) the following phrase is attributed to me: 'It is a fact that the Jews have killed Christ. It is an undeniable fact.' This phrase was taken out of context and significantly distorts my position on this important question.'"

French Priest Modifies Position on Holocaust Book,
Catholic World News
, May 5, 1996
"A popular French priest, under fire for supporting an author whose book questions the reality of the Holocaust, backed down from his position, even as he was being removed the board of an anti-racist group. Abbe Pierre, a champion of the poor and homeless and former Nobel Prize nominee, withdrew his public support of Roger Garaudy's book that accuses Israel of exploiting the Holocaust for political ends, but declined to withdraw support for the author, an old friend, only if Garaudy didn't live up to his commitment to recognize any error proven to have been made in the book. 'I don't want in any way to allow any doubt about the atrocious reality of the Shoah [Holocaust] and of the millions of Jews exterminated because they were Jews,' Abbe Pierre said in his statement. On the same day, the League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism announced it was expelling the priest from their honorary committee that includes many celebrities, including French President Jacques Chirac. The embattled priest had been a member for 20 years. Abbe Pierre has been a long-time supporter of homeless and immigrant rights, and helped same many Jews during World War II from being deported during the Nazi occupation. The 83-year-old priest said he never read Garaudy's book in its entirety, but agreed that history should focus on all the millions of people killed by the Nazis and not just the Jews."

The Contrary Son,
(The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers)
"[Henry] Bean went to Los Angeles to sell the film [The Believer, about a Jew who becomes a Nazi] and he showed it to staff at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, curators of Los Angeles’ Museum of Tolerance. This kind of screening has become more than a courtesy in the entertainment world. Filmmakers with work about gays show it to GLAAD, those with work about blacks run it past the NAACP, and those with work about Jews show it to the Wiesenthal Center or the Anti-Defamation League. There are no guarantees that the result will always be positive, though. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the assistant dean of the Wiesenthal Center, didn’t like The Believer. 'This film did not work,' he told the Los Angeles Times after the issue became public. Potential distributors fled, for unstated reasons. Bean was flabbergasted ... 'We get into cultural debates every year at Sundance'” says the [Sundance film] festival’s director, Geoff Gilmore ... With The Believer, it’s about that crisis of cultural identity, which is a universal subject, and of this very particular self-loathing of Jews that has been a tradition of Jewish art and literature.' This self-hating or even just bare exploration of religion happens to be one of the most touchy subjects in American Judaism today. Bean’s film takes it to an extreme."

Esau's Tears. Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews, H-France Book Reviews, book review of Albert Lindemann's book by Michael R. Shurkin, August 2001
"Esau’s Tears is a sweeping comparative study of modern anti-Semitism in Austria, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Russia, and the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lindemann takes aim at the large and rapidly growing body of work on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust and condemns the whole lot for its 'disappointing intellectual standards and doubtful conclusions' (p. ix). He is primarily concerned with the related tendencies to overstate the importance of anti-Semitism, to oversimplify it, and to reduce its history to a teleology according to which the rise of anti-Semitism caused the Holocaust. His purpose is to demonstrate that the significance of anti-Semitism has been exaggerated, that anti-Semitism, because it has been oversimplified, is misunderstood, and that anti-Semitism (as opposed to chance and personality) did not cause the Holocaust. To prove these points, he marshals an enormous quantity of information and covers a vast amount of ground ... [H]e does advance the following two-part thesis: 1. Anti-Semitism cannot be an entirely baseless hatred, 'having nothing to do with Jewish reality or Jewish action in the real world…' (p. 20). In other words, anti-Semitism results from actual experience with Jews, who must possess qualities that provoke fear or resentment. Jews therefore share some measure of responsibility for the hatred aimed at them. 2. The 'core' of that reality is 'the rise of Jews' in the modern period, a rise that 'was real and not just a perception, even if the perceived truth was exaggerated' (p. 21)."

The Menorah as Mossad Symbol
"Dear Mr. Rense, I was extremely outraged when I saw the Mossad's symbol and logo on your website next to the Mossad Agents Arrested story. As a Jew, I never knew that the Mossad even had a logo and symbol. I felt that the logo on your website was an example of fascist propaganda against us the Jews degrading our heritage. I saw it as the a good example of Hate Crime against us and very racist and anti-Semitic. Before writing you an angry letter, I did a search on the Internet, and to my horror I verified on many other websites that this is the real logo and symbol of the Mossad. I am enclosing a more clear Mossad symbol which I found on the Internet. The reason that I was horrified was the logo which is absolutely supporting most of the stories that I heard recently about the Mossad, and as a Jew, I refused to believe it before."

French Groups Appeal Yahoo's Win,
Washington Post (from the Associated Press), December 5, 2001
"Two French groups are appealing the recent federal court decision that held Yahoo! Inc. did not have to remove Nazi memorabilia from its site to comply with a ruling in France. Attorneys for the League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism and the Union of Jewish Students contended in their appeal filed Tuesday with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Yahoo should not be shielded from French law by the First Amendment. The French groups sued Yahoo last year for letting Nazi collectibles be sold on its auction pages. French law bars the display or sale of racist material. A French judge ordered Yahoo to prevent French users from seeing the material, despite Yahoo's objections that the order would be technically impossible to carry out. The judge said Yahoo would be fined about $13,000 for each day it did not comply."

American Beat: Defamation Row -- We've All Been Put on Notice,
The Jerusalem Post, June 26, 2000
"Anti-Defamation League director Abe Foxman likes to tell stories about people he meets while traveling. They ask him what he does. He says he runs an agency that defends Jews. Their response, typically, is astonishment: 'Really? Jews need defending?' Foxman's point is that Jews are losing their underdog image as they win increasing acceptance in America. This is one of those good news/bad news messages, particularly for the folks charged with wielding the machinery of Jewish power. It's easier than ever to throw your weight around, but harder to elicit sympathy. These are new, uncharted waters. Proceed with caution. That lesson came back to bite Foxman with a vengeance last month, when a federal jury in Denver delivered an unprecedented $10.5 million verdict against the Anti-Defamation League for, of all things, defamation. The jury found that ADL's Mountain States chapter had defamed a non-Jewish couple, William and Dorothy Quigley, by unjustly accusing them of antisemitism. The Quigleys were caught up in a backyard feud with Jewish neighbors, Mitchell and Candace Aronson, in the affluent Denver suburb of Evergreen. The Aronsons produced tapes of the Quigleys' private conversations, picked off a cordless phone by police scanner, containing what they called antisemitic threats. The ADL backed them up. The jury decided the alleged threats sounded more like private venting. Thanks to the tapes, though, the ADL was also found guilty of violating the Quigleys' privacy."

Strange Symbiosis. Israel and Anti-Semitism,, December 28, 2001
"As Israel prepares to expel its Arab helots from Palestine, its amen corner' worldwide is also on the march, excoriating anyone who looks cross-eyed at Ariel Sharon as an 'anti-Semite.' The latest front in this campaign is England, where Barbara Amiel, wife of media magnate Conrad Black, went on a rampage in the Telegraph, claiming that, at a recent dinner party, the French ambassador referred to Israel as 'that sh*tty little country,' and wondered why the world had to be dragged to the edge of World War III on account of it. On the basis of evidence gleaned at ritzy cocktail parties, says Ms. Amiel, the world is experiencing a revival of anti-Semitism, which is now 'respectable' again .. Yes, it is force, not reason or negotiation, that is decisive, avers Ms. Amiel, who gleefully predicts that 'All those people badmouthing the Jews and Israel will quieten down.' Or else be quieted down, involuntarily, like Jean Ryan, Dale Seth, and now perhaps Carl Cameron, of Fox News ... No one would think to label denunciations of, say, Robert Mugabe, as the equivalent of anti-black racism: but we are expected to just accept that virtually all criticism of Israel and Ariel Sharon is due to 'anti-Semitism.' Amiel's blatantly dishonest and self-serving jihad is naturally bound to cause resentment among all thinking people – an emotion that could, easily, turn into genuine anti-Semitism. But that, I believe, is the point: anti-Semitism serves the interests of the most extreme wing of the Zionist movement, and always has."

The Rabinowitzes and Their Ilk, by Yaron London, Middle East Media Research Institute (originally from Yediot Ahronot), April 24, 2000, Israeli Studies,
Dispatch No. 87-Israel
"Journalist Yaron London, in an April 4, 2000 article in Yediot Ahronot, (the most widely circulated daily in Israel) entitled 'The Rabinowitzes and their Ilk,' discusses how the proximity of wealthy Jews in Russia to the centers of power makes him uneasy because of 'what the gentiles will say about us.' In considering the anti-semitic accusations, London endorses the perception that those 'Rabinowitzes and their Ilk' acquired their money by the criminal means of 'sly transactions [and] twisted cunning deals' – reinforcing the Jewish stereotype. Following are excerpts from London's article:"

Jews Are Destroying Russia, Anti-Semitic Article in the Leading Egyptian Daily, Middle East Media Research Institute, Special Dispatch No. 86 - Egypt, April 12, 2000
" In an April 1, 2000 article in the government affiliated daily Al-Ahram, titled 'Words Directed at the Cousins,' columnist Dr. Mustafa Mahmoud, Ph.D., claims that the Jews are destroying Russia and implores them to change their ways lest they face the agony of Hell. Al-Ahram has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Egypt. Following are excerpts from Dr. Mahmoud's article: Berezovsky, Abramowitz and their ilk: 'The Zionist gang that took control in Russia after the ailing Yeltsin's removal has turned the Soviet homeland into a den of prostitution, a cave of thieves, and a swamp of hunger, poverty, and drugs.' 'Today members of the Duma [Russia's Parliament] claim that the Jews rob the land and that people like Berezovsky, Vladimir Gozensky, Roman Abramowitz, Alexander Smolensky, and Alexander Mamut [Russian businessmen of Jewish descent] are the ones who set the fire in Chechnya... They further claim that the explosions in Moscow were perpetrated by the Jews rather than the Chechens, and that the Mafia now corrupting Russia operates in the service of these new criminals.' 'According to reports from the Kremlin itself, this Mafia is run by Jews from Tel Aviv and controls the collapsing Russian economy. [Russian] Businessmen pay them protection money and all of Russia is becoming a collapsing pyramid of obscenities.' 'The Zionists sacrificed Russia to the Americans so that they could become the sole false god with no competitors and so that the Jews could benefit later on from the rule of this new false god [America] all over the world….'"

Daily News Cartoon Provokes Anger, Apology,
Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, December 28, 2001
"An editorial cartoon that ran on the Editorials & Letters page of the Los Angeles Daily News on Dec. 21 outraged readers with an image that confused as much as it provoked. Cartoonist Patrick O’Connor offended readers with his 'View From The Valley' one-panel political cartoon. The wordless image depicted Israeli Defense Force soldiers, with Magen Davids on their helmets, beating up what appeared to be the Three Wise Men, or Palestinian men, or both, in the foreground, as the Nativity unfolds in the background. The juxtaposition of the Israeli military violently assaulting men in turbans with the birth of Jesus seemed perplexing to some. The decision-makers at the Daily News responsible for running the cartoon were Editor David Butler and Managing Editor Ron Kaye. 'We’re apologetic,' Kaye told The Journal. 'Obviously a lot of people are upset about it.' The Daily News printed a rare public apologyfor running the cartoon in its pages. According to a source close to the paper, Butler pushed for the apology. Butler, against the objections of Kaye and Editorial Page Editor Mike Tetreault, had pushed to run the cartoon in the first place, said the source."

Anti-Jewish Slurs in Zimbabwe Paper Draws Ire of African Jewish Congress
, JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency), November 14, 2001
"Accusations of an alleged Jewish plot to destroy Zimbabwe´s economy have been featured prominently in a newspaper there. The Bulawayo Chronicle, which supports the government of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, last week published a 3,000-word article alleging Jewish responsibility for the ongoing economic problems facing Zimbabwe. This is the second time in three months that Jews have been singled out for attack there. At the beginning of September, Mugabe was quoted as saying: 'Jews in South Africa, working in cahoots with their colleagues here, want our textile and clothing factories to close down' ... [The article] accused the 'racketeers' of being part of a wider Jewish conspiracy. "

'Saudi Daily': The Jews Are Taking Over the World,
World Tribune (from MEMRI), December 30, 2001
"The Saudi daily Al-Watan published a two-part article on 'The Jewish Sense of Superiority in the World': ...The Jewish sense of superiority is typified by hypocrisy and zeal... The Jews are incapable of actualizing their influence and control for a simple reason, and that is that they are a demographic minority in every society in the world. For this reason, the Jews are trying by means of their trickery to weaken the national identity [of the non-Jews] and thus take over affairs and direct them to serve their interests. This is obvious everywhere in the world where there is a large community, both in Arab societies and in American society, such as the European-American community or African-American and even among the Muslims in the Arab world, where the Jews act by means of their control of the media, politics, and the economy in order to weaken the non-Jewish groups and bring about their disintegration, in order to secure their goals. How is this carried out? It is carried out by the principle of 'divide and rule.' The Jewish zealots fear, and fight, any racial non-Jewish coalition. In the Western countries, the Jews fight all the organizations attempting to safeguard European interests and tradition. In the non-European countries, the Jews constantly act to fracture and weaken the coalitions and the homogeneity of the main racial groups. In America, for example, the Jews did not act merely to weaken the homogeneity and the coalition of European-Americans, but also fought other coalitions, such as the black national movement, the Nation of Islam, and other movements. All these African-American organizations wanted was to preserve the traditions that they had lost in the multicultural society – but the Jews, due to their well-known sense of superiority, did not want anyone besides themselves to preserve their traditions and collective interests. Therefore, they always try to make other societies feel guilty, even about their pride in their culture. They present this interest and sense of pride in the culture of those non-Jewish organizations as a racist tendency."

Israeli Pols Rip U.S. Envoy, New York Post, January 9, 2002
"An Israeli legislator touched off a furor yesterday when he called U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer a 'little Jew boy' who was interfering in Israeli internal matters. Zvi Hendel, a leader of Gaza Strip settlers, made the comment on the floor of the Knesset as the Israeli government was preparing a new budget. Hendel was criticizing a speech by Kurtzer last week in which the veteran diplomat said Israel should stop financing the settlers and use the money to aid the poor and handicapped. 'When he was ambassador to Egypt he didn't dare tell the government to spend money bettering the lives of poor Egyptians rather than on sophisticated weapon systems,' Hendel said. After he called Kurtzer a 'little Jew boy,' other legislators shouted 'anti-Semitism!' Israeli government officials quickly condemned Hendel's remarks. 'Even Jews are not allowed to use anti-Semitic expressions,' Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said."

Israelis Launch Global Effort to Fight 'New' Breed of Antisemitism,
[Jewish] Forward, January 11, 2002
"A 'new breed' of global anti-Semitism threatens world Jewry and the state of Israel. That was the message delivered last Sunday by Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, Rabbi Michael Melchior, when he announced the formation of a new organization to combat what organizers said was an attempt to deny the Jewish people the right to live as an equal member in the family of nations. The new group, the International Committee to Combat Anti-Semitism, will be based in Switzerland with satellite offices in New York and Jerusalem. Organizers did not say how the organization will be funded, but a Knesset source said the chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, David Magen, will likely urge Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to fund the project. Rabbi Melchior said the idea for ICCA came out of the United Nations' World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. At that conference, Rabbi Melchior said, hatred of Israel barely cloaked hatred of Jews. 'The demonization of Israel as the state of the Jewish people is the demonization of Jews,' said Rabbi Melchior ... Obstacles remain in the group's path to success, most notably its legitimacy as an organization. Mr. Vince told the Forward that ICCA must establish itself as an international organization with a global purpose and not just another outlet for Israel's public relations war against the Palestinians ... To counter that perceived image problem, Rabbi Melchior said the group would gather 'as wide an international network as possible by assembling human rights groups and Jewish organizations... to study, research and then combat the new anti-Semitism.'"

Jewish Angst in Albion, Haaretz, January 18, 2002
"Signs of leftist and Islamist anti-Semitism are rife in Britain these days, and the Jewish community is worried. But many are equally concerned that fear is blurring the line between hatred of Jews and legitimate criticism of Israel ... 'I would have stood up in a court of law and sworn these people did not have a racist bone in their bodies,' Stephen Pollard, a well-known left-of-centerwriter and broadcaster, and a Jew, was describing a group of his closest, oldest Gentile friends sitting together recently at a dinner party. 'Suddenly, one of them said, ‘I’m boycotting Israeli goods.’ I challenged her: ‘Do you mean Jewish goods?’ ‘No,’ she replied, ‘Israeli.’ I asked: ‘What about Dixon’s [the high-street electronics chain owned by a prominent UK Jewish philanthropist and Zionist, Sir Stanley Kalms]?’ Yes, she agreed, she wouldboycott Dixon’s, too. And then it came pouring out. ‘You all stick together –always going on about the Holocaust. Stephen, you’re the same as the rest of them: You only defend Israel because you’re Jewish.’ 'The others all took her side. ‘Why don’t you leave her alone. She’s only sayingwhat we think.’ I felt nauseated and shocked. I had been living in a dreamworld.” Anglo-Jewry’s dream world has been jolted twice over: once by the intifada, and then by September 11. The left-liberal media (The Guardian, The Independent, the BBC, the New Statesman) are scathing in their criticism of Israel. Spokesmen for Britain’s two million-strong Muslim community are virulent in their attacks on the Jewish state and on its supporters. London’s chattering classes are reportedly making uninhibitedly anti-Semitic remarks at dinner parties. The Jews lump all these together – and are worried."

I'm Fed Up with Being Called an Anti-Semite, by Deborah Orr,
The Independent [UK], December 21, 2001
"Ever since I went to Israel on holiday, I've considered it to be a shitty little country too. And I was under the impression that even Israelis thought this. I mean, if they thought Israel was small but perfectly formed, surely they wouldn't be so hell-bent on making it bigger and better, come what may. Whoops! Now, I stand accused of both anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, which we are constantly, patiently, told are exactly the same thing. No they're not. They're two different things ... I'm getting fed up with being called an anti-Semite. And the more fed up I get, the more anti-Semitic I sound. If the likes of Ms Amiel continue to insist that everyone with a word to say against Israel is an anti-Semite, she is going to find one day that the world is once more divided neatly between anti-Semites and Jews. That sounds like an anti-Semitic threat. It's not. It's the last thing I want. However, potential, but conditional, sympathisers are alienated so much by Zionist rhetoric that they start singing from what sounds like the same songsheet as the anti-Semite conspiracy theorists."

Traficant Targets Jurors' Backgrounds,
Roll Call (Washington DC), January 17, 2002
"Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio) wants to delve into the ethnic and religious backgrounds of potential jurors at his upcoming criminal trial and has signaled that he may seek to keep Jewish individuals off his jury because of the assistance he gave to an accused Nazi war criminal. In a motion filed Monday, Traficant sought to add 20 questions to a proposed jury questionnaire. Most of the questions ask about the ethnic backgrounds, national origins and religious affiliations of the potential jurors, their spouses, parents and grandparents. Traficant expressed apprehension about a Jewish backlash during a pretrial hearing earlier this month, saying he was concerned that his well-publicized support of John Demjanjuk would be held against him. Demjanjuk, an 81-year-old Cleveland resident, was accused of being a notorious Nazi prison guard known as 'Ivan the Terrible.' He was acquitted of the charge and spared the death penalty in Israel and was accompanied back to the United States by Traficant in 1993 ... Over the course of his nine terms, Traficant has angered many Jews with his outspoken support for Palestinians and votes against measures supporting Israel. In a House speech the day after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Traficant pointed to U.S. support for Israel as the reason for the attacks, causing a number of lawmakers to walk off the floor in protest ... Traficant issued a statement later saying he 'probably should not have mentioned the fact that the one individual was of Jewish descent, but the fact is that he is of Jewish descent, and he and a small minority of members of the Jewish community have continued to label me as an anti-Semite, and I am sick and tired of it.'"

How I Was Fired By National Review, by Joseph Sobran, [posted at]
"In October 1993 I was fired by National Review, the magazine I'd written for since 1972 ... [Editor] Bill [Buckley] and I had been good friends for most of the 21 years I'd worked for him. But the friendship was strained in 1986, when he took the side of my attackers in a row over Israel. When [Commentary editor] Norman Podhoretz and his wife Midge Decter accused me of 'anti-Semitism,' Bill wrote a weird public disavowal of my columns on Israel, saying in effect that I wasn't anti-Semitic, but deserved to be called anti-Semitic. What made it so bad was that I knew he didn't even believe what he was saying. It was a failure of nerve. That was clear even from the disavowal itself, which included a sweaty digression on Jewish retaliatory power.Earlier that year, he'd taken me to dinner to warn me of the dangers of being 'perceived,' as they say, as an anti-Semite. His book makes it sound like a long campaign to set me straight, but it wasn't like that at all. Bill didn't suggest I'd done anything wrong or that he disagreed with anything I'd written. But Norman Podhoretz was mad at me. That was enough. Later that evening when I told Bill about some Irish Catholic fans of mine who told me they prayed for me, he sneered, 'You don't need those people.' Bill denies having said this (I was fired for quoting it), but he said it, all right. In itself it would be a small thing, but it describes his own policy: ignore the Catholics, cultivate the powerful."

New Group to Fight Modern Anti-Semitism,
Canadian Jewish News, January 2002
"Mount Royal MP Irwin Cotler is leading an effort to attract prominent non-Jews to a new international body that will 'sound the alarm' over what he describes as 'an exploding new anti-Jewishness' in the world. The International Commission to Combat Anti-Semitism held its founding meeting in early January in Jerusalem with Cotler, a longtime human rights lawyer, and Per Ahlmark, a former deputy prime minister of Sweden, agreeing to serve as its interim co-chairs ... At a press conference announcing the commission's formation, Cotler said the new anti-Semitism hides behind denunciations of Israel and Zionism and is best defined as 'the discrimination against, or denial of, the national particularity and peoplehood' of Jews ... The Israeli government has endorsed the project. Michael Melchior, Israel's deputy foreign minister, told reporters the new anti-Semitism needs new strategies to expose and condemn it. He said that while many Jewish organizations monitor this threat, one composed mainly of respected non-Jews of global stature would have more impact. Plans are for the commission to be based in Switzerland, with offices in Jerusalem and New York."

Haunted By Ill Winds of the past, Haaretz, February 1, 2002
"David Susskind, one of the leaders of Belgium's Jewish community, is incensed by discussions of anti-Semitism. Though he is concerned about the spate of insults and acts of vandalism against Jews, he doesn't view them as the sign of a genuinely dangerous trend of anti-Semitism. Susskind was infuriated and embarrassed when [Israeli] Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Melchior called on Jews in France to immigrate to Israel, to save themselves from anti-Semitism. He's even ruminated about the possibility that the State of Israel might have a deliberate policy of stirring up fear among Jews in Europe, so as to encourage them to immigrate to Israel. 'I don't know who's responsible for this [scare campaign] plan in the government,' he explains, 'but I don't have any doubt that somebody wants to stir unrest in France and Belgium. Who's going to respond to Melchior's foolish appeal? Only those who can't find a place in life, those who can't find a spouse or a job, those who have gone bankrupt and those who aren't worth much. Those are the ones who say that there's anti-Semitism.'"

The Return of Anti-Semitism. To Be Against Israel Is to Be Against Jews,
Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal), February 5, 2002
"An acquaintance from Paris saying that never does she remember Jews being talked about there with such open hostility as they are now. A friend back from Spain relating: 'It's never happened to me before--I only had to say I was from Israel for all eyes to go cold.' An article in the respected French left-wing weekly Le Nouvel Observateur reporting, straight-faced, a long-disproved slander to the effect that soldiers of the Israel Defense Force rape Palestinian women so that their families will then murder them to redeem the family honor. Another article by the respected British novelist A.N. Wilson in the London Evening Standard of Oct. 22, coming 'reluctantly' to the conclusion that the state of Israel no longer has a right to exist. A piece by Petronella Wyatt in the London Spectator, observing with dismay that 'since September 11 anti-Semitism and its open expression has become respectable at London dinner tables.' ('Well,' Wyatt recounts being told by a liberal member of the House of Lords, 'the Jews have been asking for it, and now, thank God, we can say what we think at last.') A column by the publisher of the German weekly Der Spiegel, comparing Ariel Sharon's attitude toward Palestinian Arabs to Hitler's attitude toward the Jews. A cartoon in the Dec. 7 International Herald Tribune, four days after 26 Israelis were killed by suicide bombers to whose recruiters Yasser Arafat had given carte blanche: perched atop a tank with a Jewish star, a bulging 'Jewish' nose (which he does not have) on his cruelly contorted face, Ariel Sharon points a cannon at the helpless chairman of the Palestinian Authority and screams, 'Prove you have the authority to obey us!' On the wall of Arafat's wrecked office is a map of Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank labeled 'Palestine' and showing the 1947 United Nations partition borders. Palestinian refugees peer through a shell hole in the wall. The International Herald Trib!"

Religious Leaders Denounce Wildmon's Anti-Semitism,
Institute for First Amendment Studies, June/July/August 1989
"The documentation includes evidence of [Rev. Donald E.] Wildmon blaming Jews for objectionable TV programs and 'anti-Christian' films. For years, Rev. Wildmon has maintained that 'Hollywood and the theater world is heavily influenced by Jewish people.' And he has consistently expressed his belief that there is a conspiracy among television network executives and advertisers which amounts to 'a genuine hostility towards Christians and the Christian faith.' 'This anti-Christian programming is,' according to Wildmon, 'intentional and by design.' ... Stuart Lewengrub, director of the Anti-Defamation League's Atlanta office, said of Rev. Wildmon, 'He's encouraging his followers to believe that Jews are responsible for the kind of programming they dislike' ... Lewengrub said the ADL has tried in a constructive way 'to lean over backward to give him the benefit of the doubt.' 'If Wildmon's point is that Hollywood leaders are secular or atheists,' Lewengrub said, 'he can say so without alluding to their religious backgrounds. Nor does Wildmon need to note, as he often does, that the Jewish background of television executives 'contrasts dramatically with society as a whole, which is 2 1/2 percent Jewish.' 'There is no doubt in my mind that Wildmon has engaged in anti-Semitism,' Lewengrub said. 'He didn't stop. He continued doing it.'"

Sharon Angers Paris with Charges of Racism,
Haaretz, February 26, 2002
"A storm has erupted in France following Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's statement last week that he is very concerned for the fate of French Jews in light of 'the wave of dangerous anti-Semitism sweeping France.' During his speech in Jerusalem last week to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Sharon said 'there are around six million Arabs [in France], and [French] Jewry could find itself facing great danger. This is why we have started preparing to welcome them [as immigrants].' The leading French newspaper, Le Monde, reported over the weekend that Sharon's remarks have stirred a wave of protests and clarifications. French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine responded to Sharon's comments by saying that 'calling France an anti-Semitic country is repulsive and despicable.'"

Dartmouth Reviewed, National Review, June 22, 1998
"Mr. [James Oliver] Freedman [who stepped down as president of Darmouth college] is Jewish, and he makes conspicuous use of that fact when he can exploit it politically, although his relationship to Judaism is tenuous ... Most notable, perhaps, was the following statement by Mr. Freedman, which was later printed and distributed by the College information service, and which he himself often described, I'm not joking, as his 'Gettysburg Address': 'For ten years, The Dartmouth Review has attacked blacks because they are blacks, women because they are women, homosexuals because they are homosexuals, and Jews because they are Jews.' Every word of this 'Gettysburg Address' except the first three is false, and can be shown to be so from the text of the newspaper, not to say the composition of its staff. The current editor of the Review, standing by as Mr. Freedman bellowed through his amplifier, was Kevin Pritchett, who is black. Two previous editors-in-chief came from the Indian subcontinent, one of them being Dinesh D'Souza, who now has published two important best-sellers on education and on race. The first president of the Review had been Nathan Levinson, and the Review had had many Jewish staffers and editors."

Oscar Voters Pause Over 'Beautiful Minds'; Nash 'Jew Bashing' Left Out of Film,
Drudge Report, March 5, 2002
"Producers of the Oscar nominated film A BEAUTIFUL MIND quietly left out all references to John Nash's anti-Semitic views, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned. But in recent days, as final voting for OSCAR approaches, some Academy members are discovering shocking Jew-bashing passages found in the book on which the movie is based! 'Why am I voting for this Jew hater?' a veteran Academy member said earlier this week before voting. 'I am a Jew! I feel sick to my stomach.' MORE Jew Bashing scenes found in the book 'A Beautiful Mind: The Life of the Mathematical Genius and Nobel Laureate John Nash' have been completely scrubbed from the film, directed by Ron Howard and staring Russell Crowe -- even though actor Crowe's picture is featured on the paperback of the biography. 'The root of all evil, as far as my personal life is concerned (life history) are Jews,' John Nash wrote in a letter in 1967. [Noted on page 326 of BEAUTIFUL MIND.]"

Ethnic Comments Rattle a Congressional Race in Chicago,
New York Times, March 6, 2002
"... the fiercely fought Democratic primary in the Fifth Congressional District here threatened to degenerate into Jew versus Pole after ugly ethnic comments by a supporter of one candidate reminiscent of Chicago's political blood baths of generations ago. The primary, on March 19, on the North Side pits Rahm Emanuel, a former senior adviser to President Bill Clinton whose father was an Israeli, against Nancy Kaszak, a former state legislator whose great- grandparents were among the legions of Polish Roman Catholic immigrants to Chicago in the late 1800's. The controversial comments were made at a breakfast to celebrate Casimir Pulaski Day, when schools and government offices here close to honor the Polish-American Revolutionary War hero. Edward Moskal, president of the Polish American Congress, a political action committee that had endorsed Ms. Kaszak and gave her an award at the breakfast, called Mr. Emanuel a 'millionaire carpetbagger' and suggested, erroneously, that he had dual citizenship with Israel and had served in its armed forces. 'The country from which Poles come struggled for democracy," Mr. Moskal said. 'While the country's certain elements, to which he gave his allegiance, defiles the Polish homeland and continues to hurl insults at the Polish people," apparently a reference to controversies over the use of the Auschwitz death camp ... 'Those weren't criticisms of Rahm Emanuel as an individual," [Emmanuel] said. 'Those statements, the meaning behind those statements, were criticisms of me as a Jewish American.'"

U.S. Urges Saudis, Other Arabs to Halt Anti-Jewish Incitement in Media,
Yahoo (from AFP), March 19, 2002
"The United States called on Saudi Arabia and other Arab governments to stop media reports that incite hatred of Jews, urging them to act in the interest of Israeli-Palestinian peace. Washington said Arab leaders should do more for the ailing peace process than back Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz's proposal which envisions Arab recognition for Israel in exchange for full Israeli withdrawal from Arab lands occupied in the 1967 Middle East War. In an official US government editorial that began airing Monday on the Voice of America (VOA), the United States said the crown prince's idea called 'attention to the need to do everything possible to help end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.' 'In the meantime, there is something that Saudi Arabia, and other Arab countries, could do right now to ease tensions in the Middle East,' the editorial said. 'They could stop newspapers and radio and television stations, especially those controlled by the state, from inciting hatred and violence against Jews.'"

Billy Graham, Anti-Semitic?, by William F. Buckley,
National Review, March 19, 2002
"The one thing critics of Billy Graham have failed to come up with is a single act, a single syllable in the public career of Mr. Graham that could be interpreted as anti-Semitic. There can't be another living American whose day-by-day life has been more minutely examined. When did he say anything anti-Semitic? When did he egg on critics of the Jews? When did he by inflection, let alone declaration, seek to undermine the Jewish state? When the words quoted in the Haldeman diaries were released in 1994, nobody paid any attention to them, and Graham said about them only that they could not have been his own words. Well, they were his own words, because the tape recording released a fortnight ago established this, so Mr. Graham was reduced simply to apologizing for having said them, and reiterating that manifestly they did not reveal sentiments he ever acted upon."

Get the Jews, Jewish World Review, March 21, 2002
"Those confounded Jews. They just won't line up quietly for the march to the gas chambers. This, alas, now as for eons past, is the sum and substance of World Opinion. Anti-Jewish sentiment (since Arabs, like Jews, are Semites - children of Shem - it is ridiculous to call this anti-Semitism) has been durable. It is as rife in France today as it was a century ago during the Dreyfus affair. It is resurgent in Germany and Austria and Eastern Europe. And it is - as always - de rigeur in the Muslim world ... .I've never understood anti-Jewish sentiment. Aside from a distressing tendency to vote Democratic, most Jews in the United States have been model citizens. There have been Jewish gangsters (e.g., Meyer Lansky), but for the most part, Jews show up in violent crime reports only as victims. Jews are dramatically overrepresented in the educated professions, despite, in the past, having had difficulty being admitted to elite universities because they weren't Christian, and, in the present, having difficulty being admitted to elite universities because they are white. Jews in Israel have been under a vicious assault which should appall all who are civilized."

The Chutzpah Man Vs. The Den of Thieves,
Columbia Journalism Review, Jan/Feb 1992
"One of the first lessons young reporters learn from a city desk is that in a run-of-the-mill crime story the race or ethnic group of the people involved is not 'relevant,' not to be included. Yet to censor ethnic elements in an ambitious piece, one that tries to include a sense of context and personal background, can be to succumb to a kind of racial prudishness ... .Into this terrain of real and perceived ethnic slurs now rides Alan M. Dershowitz, the famous lawyer, in defense of Michael Milken, his equally well-known client, who pleaded guilty to six felony charges in 1990. Milken, the former junk-bond king, sits in a California prison awaiting developments on more than 100 civil suits filed against him and on his motion to reduce his ten-year sentence. Milken's rise and fall, of course, was one of the biggest news stories of the 1990s. The latest book on those Gordon Gekko years is Den of Thieves, by Pulitzer Prize-winner James B. Stewart, now the front-page editor of The Wall Street Journal. Den of Thieves traces how a number of traders like Milken got greedy, and it goes beyond what he admitted in his plea bargain with the government. Dershowitz is an author, too, most recently of Chutzpah, a call for members of his generation of American Jews to demand first-class status in a mostly Christian nation, and to assert themselves more forcefully against subtle anti-Semitism. And Dershowitz has employed a Chutzpah defense of Milken, attacking Den of Thieves on two levels ... [One] line of attack -- a charge of anti-Semitic stereotyping -- was deployed in a section of the full-page 'Open Letter' in the Times."

Starbucks CEO Says Anti-Semitism on the Rise,
King 5 (Seattle), April 22, 2002
"Divisions within the Jewish community were on display Thursday in Seattle as Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz criticized Palestinian inaction in the Middle East while others protested the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. 'If you leave this synagogue tonight and go back to your home and ignore this, then shame on us,' Howard Schultz told a crowded temple of Jewish Americans on Seattle's Capitol Hill. Schultz warned other Jews against sitting back and doing nothing. 'What is going on in the Middle East is not an isolated part of the world. The rise of anti-Semitism is at an all time high since the 1930's,' he said. 'The Palestinians aren't doing their job they're not stopping terrorism.' While reaction inside the temple to Schultz's remarks grew from a warm reception to a standing ovation, the mood outside the temple was different."

Anti-Israel, Anti-Semitic?
ABC News, April 21, 2002
"'The slander of anti-Semitism is something that no critic of Israel has really been spared,' said Christopher Hitchens, a Washington-based British writer known for his support of the Palestinian cause. 'I know of many honest people who really doubt the wisdom of Israel's attempt to hold on to Arab territory, and who simply feel that the raising of their voice on it would be more trouble than its worth because of an allegation that, as I say, no serious person can bear to be accused of,' he added ... Hitchens holds the view that the Jewish state, which celebrated its 54th birthday last week, is not something the Jewish people need. That's a view that many Jews would call anti-Semitic, even though Hitchens is the son of a Jewish mother and is married to a Jewish woman. 'It's been the experience of a lot of people like myself, who sympathize with the Palestinian cause, that they often feel they have to almost disprove the allegation of anti-Semitism before the argument can begin or before they can be allowed to participate in it,' Hitchens said. Hitchens said speaking out against Israel can be more dangerous in the United States, where support is high for Israel, than in Europe, where the Palestinian cause has more popular support. 'Here's an example of where one has to choose one's words with extreme care,' Hitchens said. 'No intelligent person living in Washington would disagree with the following statement: The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is perhaps the most powerful lobby in the city. Maybe the National Rifle Association is stronger. Probably not. That's an objective fact. Everyone knows it's true.' Hitchens chose his words carefully because talk of a Jewish lobby can be another one of those dangerous topics. It's dangerous for Jews because it feeds the imaginations of real anti-Semites who believe in a worldwide Jewish conspiracy. It's dangerous for those who would discuss Jewish political influence, because they risk the charge of anti-Semitism."

Hatefest on the Mall,
Washington Times, April 22, 2002
"Mall When does anti-Semitism become an even darker form of Jew-hatred? If this weekend's demonstrations in downtown Washington D.C., particularly those on Saturday, didn't answer that question, they demonstrated the perilously thin line between dark and darker. It wasn't the endless chants of "Free Palestine, Free Palestine" or the sea of black, red and green flags. That's fair enough. But it was the other things — the posters of Israeli flags with a swastika substituting for the Star of David, the coterie of members of the New Black Panther Party calling for "Death to Israel," the kids with white headbands written in Persian, looking like children bent on suicide ... The black and red of the outfits of the anti-World Bank crusaders were almost completely covered by Palestinian flags ... Asad Abdel Rahman, the official Palestinian Authority representative in Washington, told an assembled gaggle of reporters that the marchers weren't really anti-Jewish. Then he was off marching again, before being run over by a throng of marching Palestinians who demanded that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon be tried as a war criminal ... Still, the palpable anti-Semitism in the air was ominous enough. As the Mall slowly started clearing out Saturday afternoon, the only things left were the hateful chants, the waving placards of swastikas and stars and the moral certitude for a cause that only old leftists could embrace."

World Jews Call on Europe to Fight Anti-Semitism, (from Reuters), April 23, 2002
"World Jewish leaders blamed Europe's political and intellectual elites on Tuesday for indirectly fuelling anti-Semitic violence that has swept Western Europe in recent weeks. The World Jewish Congress (WJC), holding an emergency executive meeting two days after the stunning electoral success of the far-right in France, urged European governments to kill off anti-Semitism before it spread. 'To the political and intellectual leaders we send the following message -- we will never forget that once again you are standing by and doing nothing while synagogues burn in your cities,' the Congress said in a statement. It said media prejudice and pro-Palestinian statements by many politicians and prominent intellectuals had encouraged extremists in Europe to attack Jews and their property. 'The WJC notes with concern that European intellectual and political elites are creating an ambience in which anti-Semitism is considered legitimate,' it said."

Defending Israel or Crying Wolf?
Colorado Daily, April 24, 2002
"'People yelling anti-Semitism is harmful," [Colorado professor Ira] Chernus said. 'It's obviously harmful to the Palestinians and it has a harmful effect in the United States because it (hinders) the ability to discuss the issue freely. It's a blindfold and a gag.' Pointing to what he calls a 'culture of victimization' among Jewish communities in the United States, Chernus said, such a mindset acts as an obstacle to free dialogue. Chernus said he has been disappointed by the reaction of university officials who last week called for tolerance from all students, but also erased chalkings on campus that read 'end the illegal occupation' and 'Zionazis', while leaving messages like 'Happy Birthday Israel' intact. 'It's their job to talk to everyone and be sensitive to everyone,' Chernus said. 'But, the one line [that university officials said] - we have to be mindful of who we hurt -- really bugged me.' Citing a potential infringement on free speech, Chernus said the university is treading dangerously close to taking sides. 'Technically they're right,' said Chernus. 'Of the many things you should keep in mind, one of them is how your words affect others. If I was going in to talk to a room full of 85-year-old Holocaust survivors, I would not say what I plan to say tomorrow night, but the combination (of that statement) and selectively erasing political statements certainly has a chilling affect (on debate) and it seems to imply (university officials) are not impartial.'"

Lawmaker Criticized By Jewish Colleagues for Remarks,
TBO (Tampa Bay) [from Associated Press], April 24, 2002
"A Panhandle lawmaker is being criticized by Jewish colleagues and the American Jewish Congress for remarks he made during a battle over religious rights language he wants inserted into the state's school code. Rep. Jerry Melvin, R-Fort Walton Beach, criticized Jewish senators for 'raising mortal heck' over language that would let students pray in school, distribute religious literature and talk about religion as they would politics. 'You thought we had shot them - every one - or lined them up against the damn wall,' Melvin told Gannett Regional Newspapers in Florida about objections raised by Jewish lawmakers over the language. A special session called to approve the school code ended without an agreement when the Senate wouldn't pass the rewrite because of the religious-freedoms language, which Melvin refused to remove during negotiations with senators. Melvin's comments angered Jewish lawmakers and prompted the American Jewish Congress to demand Melvin apologize or be censured. The group said the comments were 'anti-Semitic' and 'bigoted.' Sen. Ron Klein, who is Jewish, said he is considering asking House Speaker Tom Feeney to strip Melvin from his position as chairman of the House Lifelong Learning Council. 'He has a tremendous amount of responsibility in that position. He needs to be called to task for that. It's blatant anti-Semitism,' said Klein, D-Boca Raton. Paul Breitner, a Miami lawyer and president of the Southeast Region of the American Jewish Congress, said it was not just Jews who opposed the religious rights language. 'The opposition came from a variety of quarters, however Rep. Melvin chose to single out Jews in the way that bigots and anti-Semites usually do,' he said."

The Victory of Judaism Over Germanhood, by Wilhelm Marr,
(Originally published in 1879, this work is credited to be the origin of the term "anti-Semitism." This is a brief excerpt from the volume.)"

Israel to Form International Commission to Stamp Out Antisemitism,
Jerusalem Post, May 6, 2002
"Israel is working to form an international commission to monitor and stamp out rising anti-Semitism, an Israeli official said today. Attacks against Jews in Europe have jumped to alarming proportions in recent months as fighting between Israel and the Palestinians continues in the Middle East ... 'We are in a situation of emergency when it comes to the fight against anti-Semitism,' Melchior said at a news conference. 'Those who believe in the future of democracy and decency will all join forces in this fight against anti-Semitism.'[Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Michael] Melchior met early today with representatives from Israeli organizations and Jewish groups from around the world ... Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, a Holocaust survivor, told a gathering of rabbis in Brussels today that anti-Semitism is 'an international mental disease.'"

Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination: The Case of Anti-Semitism, by Arie Nadler, The Stephen Roth Instiute (Tel Aviv University), 197/98
[In popular Jewish lore, using the theories of Sigmund Freud, the "anti-Semite's hostility toward Jews is believed to come from sexual problems]
"Finally, I will examine the personality of the individual who has a tendency to become prejudiced and anti-Semitic .... This personality structure results in an individual whose unconscious is a stormy pool of desires and unfulfilled needs. In the Freudian psychoanalytic tradition, these needs are mostly sexual and aggressive in nature. The very rigid Super Ego of such persons causes them to adhere to conventional values which do not allow expression of these unconscious needs. The source of these values is external and they are devoutly adhered to. Thus, the strict and rigid Super Ego does not allow such individuals to express their sexual and aggressive needs in a well-adjusted way. While the more well-adjusted personality 'negotiates' such conflicts to a better solution, the authoritarian personality is caught in a conflict with which the weak Ego cannot effectively cope. S/he is therefore ultra conservative, but highly frustrated ... Further, it seems that being highly prejudiced and anti-Semitic serves some deep-seated psychological functions of the individual holding these views. In fact, the adoption of such positions is in itself a resolution of internal conflicts of a maladjusted personality. Knowing this, however, is no great comfort for the target of prejudice. The costs of prejudice and discrimination are high, possibly unbearable, whether the discriminator is psychologically well-adjusted or not. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of anti-Semitism.


'Final Solution,' Phase 2, by George Will,
Jewish World Review, May 3, 2002
"Meanwhile, anti-Semitism is a stronger force in world affairs than it has been since it went into a remarkably brief eclipse after the liberation of the Nazi extermination camps in 1945. The United Nations, supposedly an embodiment of lessons learned from the war that ended in 1945, is now the instrument for lending spurious legitimacy to the anti-Semites' war against the Jewish state founded by survivors of that war. Anti-Semitism's malignant strength derives from its simplicity -- its stupidity, actually. It is a primitivism which, Wisse wrote, makes up in vigor what it lacks in philosophic heft, and does so precisely because it 'has no prescription for the improvement of society beyond the elimination of part of society.' This howl of negation has no more affirmative content than did the scream of the airliner tearing down the Hudson, heading for the World Trade Center. Today many people say that the Arabs and their European echoes would be mollified if Israel would change its behavior. People who say that do not understand the centrality of anti-Semitism in the current crisis. This crisis has become the second -- and final? -- phase of the struggle for a 'final solution to the Jewish question.' As Wisse said 11 years ago, and as cannot be said too often, anti-Semitism is not directed against the behavior of the Jews but against the existence of the Jews."

Anti-Semitism in a Native Tongue,, May 2, 2002
"France's anti-Jewish sentiments, however, are not only found in the fascist ideology of Le Pen and his followers. They proliferate on the left in France, too, where it is common to hear the Israeli's treatment of the Palestinians compared to the Nazi treatment of the Jews. You might call this 'immoral equivalence.' Christopher Caldwell, in the Weekly Standard, suggests that anti-Semitism of the left is more dangerous than that of the right because it filters down from the intellectual anti-globalist and anti-capitalist, pro-Third World ideologues flowering in the media and in the universities. 'We haven't had this level of anti-Semitism since World War II,' Avi Beker, secretary-general of the World Jewish Congress, told a meeting of Jewish leaders in Brussels. 'European governments cannot just shrug their shoulders and say it's all part of the Middle East problem. On many occasions when there is a deterioration in the social fabric, it starts with the Jews, especially here on this continent where there has been a history of anti-Semitism.' Nor is our country immune. The Yiddish Radio Project, a 10-week series on National Public Radio, fashioned as inspiring light-hearted memories, is drawing anti-Semitic mail in great numbers. The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is a convenient vehicle to vent hatred of the Jews. Henry Sapoznik, co-producer of the show, told the New York Times that the attacks on Yiddish programs, which were actually made 50 years ago, appeal to 'nativist anti-Semitism.' He compares the attackers to the anti-Semites who created and distributed 'The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,' a Russian forgery that was passed around in the early 1900s purporting to detail a Jewish conspiracy to dominate the world. In recent ABC Nightline coverage of a rally in Berkeley, a reporter took a certain pride in telling viewers that Nightline chose not to run the image of a young woman holding up a caricature of Ariel Sharon, wearing a swastika prominently displayed on his armband, giving the Hitler salute. He found it too offensive. Notes Ron Rosenbaum in the New York Observer, that kind of 'cover up' prevents us from observing how much 'anti-Israel protests have become anti-Semitic.'"

FDP Moves to Disprove Suggestions It Is 'Anti-Semitic,' [Germany], May 7, 2002
"Is the Free Democratic Party really a 'catch basin for anti-Israeli positions,' as Foreign Minister Joseph (Joschka) Fischer recently charged? Unlikely. Gripped by election fever, Mr. Fischer -- who once graced a conference of the (then-terrorist) Palestine Liberation Organization with his presence -- appears to be experiencing a shift in standards, and is now accusing the FDP of being anti-Israel ... . Jürgen Möllemann, deputy chairman of the FDP and head of the state party in North Rhine-Westphalia ... provoked outrage when he appeared to justify suicide attacks by Palestinian terrorists against Israeli civilians, telling Berlin's Tageszeitung newspaper, 'What would we do ourselves if Germany was occupied? I would defend myself and would use violence ... also in the country of the aggressor.' Mr. Möllemann, a former paratrooper, then accused Mr. Fischer of 'obsequious policies' toward Israel. The FDP chairman, Guido Westerwelle, while expressing disagreement with Mr. Möllemann's use of the term 'state terrorism' to describe Israeli tactics, defended his outspoken deputy's right to speak out, adding that it was unfair to brand him as anti-Semitic merely for criticizing Israeli policies. Pressure on the FDP, however, has also come from such prominent Jewish figures as Shimon Stein, the Israeli ambassador in Berlin, and Paul Spiegel, the president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. In an article in the weekly newspaper Jüdische Allgemeine, published in late April, the historian Michael Wolfsohn wrote that 'Jews in Germany should consider calling for an election boycott of the FDP.' While there are too few Jews in Germany for such a boycott to affect the Sept. 22 election result, Mr. Wolfsohn wrote, it would help damage the FDP's image and perhaps encourage a change of course."

Anti-Semitism in Europe,
The Economist (UK), May 3, 2002
"It has become an article of faith in much of the American press that anti-Semitism in Europe is surging and that age-old hatred of Jews, after a post-Holocaust period of silence and shame, is once again coming to the surface ... . Does this mean that anti-Semitism of a deep-seated kind is rising or that Jewish fears of a return to the horrors of the 1930s are well founded? No. There is never room for complacency. The fears are understandable but should not be exaggerated. True, since the Palestinians’ second intifada against Israel began in autumn 2000 and, more notably, since the uprising intensified this year, synagogues and other Jewish buildings have been attacked in Belgium, Britain and especially in France ... .France, in particular, is singled out as fundamentally anti-Semitic, partly because of its long-standing friendship with Arab states at the expense of Israel ... . Pollsters suggest that anti-Semitism is only slightly more common among the mainstream right than on the left. In the current government, Jews hold several important portfolios (for finance, European affairs, education and health, among others). The Socialists’ secretary-general is Jewish. So is a candidate to take over as the their party leader. Few analysts put Mr Le Pen’s success down even partly to anti-Semitism. French Jews themselves are divided over whether, French Muslims apart, anti-Semitism is rising. In Britain, too, Jews, who (loosely defined) number around 300,000, have prospered in all walks of life, suffering few of the impediments that slowed advancement in the past. Politically once mostly on the left, many Jews moved to the right during Margaret Thatcher’s and John Major’s time in power. Britons of Jewish background were appointed to such top jobs as chancellor of the exchequer and secretary for defence, foreign and home affairs. With Tony Blair, who is popular in Israel, many Jews have returned to a Labour Party that has shifted to the centre. Britons of Jewish descent are well represented in Parliament, and better than ever in the now largely appointed House of Lords, where they hold around a tenth of the seats. Such success has bred no discernible resentment. The most striking phenomenon, however, is the steady shift of sympathy away from Israel, especially on the left. Last month an opinion poll showed that only 14% said they were more sympathetic to Israel than to the Palestinian Authority, while 28% sympathised more with the Palestinians; Britons overwhelmingly and in equal measure disliked Ariel Sharon, Israel’s prime minister, and the Palestinians’ Yasser Arafat. Such views sharply diverge from those in the United States. Some 39% of Britons favoured economic or other sanctions against Israel, compared with 33% against the Palestinian Authority ... Criticism of Israel’s government does not, of course, equal anti-Semitism."

What Israelis Are Saying, by Dennis Prager,
World Net Daily, May 7, 2002
"I have just returned from a week in Israel. In addition to broadcasting my syndicated radio show, I also brought a crew to make a documentary on Israelis in a time of terror. I asked Israelis of every background these questions: Why do you think that, with the exception of the United States, Israel is alone in the world? Do you walk around afraid? What is your primary feeling with regard to Arabs? This is what I heard: With regard to Israel's isolation, there were two overwhelming responses. About half of the respondents said that it is ultimately the fate of Jews to be alone. Religious Israelis attributed this to the burdens of being the Chosen People. One pretty, young, religious woman standing at a bus stop in downtown Jerusalem, the area most hit by terror, just smiled and said matter-of-factly, 'We are an am s'gulah, a treasured people.' Nor were religious Israelis alone in attributing Israel's aloneness to its being Jewish. Many of the less religious and even secular attributed Israel's isolation to its Jewish nature and the anti-Semitism Israel therefore arouses. The other half of the respondents said that they could not explain Israel's isolation. One Israeli after another said that the almost universal condemnation of Israel was utterly irrational."

Jewish Group Urges Hollywood to Shun Cannes Film Fest,
Washington Post, May 8, 2002
"A leading Jewish organization is urging Hollywood figures to reconsider their plans to attend the Cannes Film Festival this month, citing a recent series of anti-Semitic attacks in France. In full-page ads in trade newspapers this week, the West Coast chapter of the American Jewish Congress compared the situation in contemporary France to the climate 60 years ago, when the anti-Semitic Vichy government was in power and Hitler stalked the rest of Europe ... The French reacted angrily to the advertisement, calling it a distortion of the situation in their country. "I'm sick and tired of these alleged accusations that France is a country of anti-Semitism," said Jean-Luc Sibiude, the consul general for France in Los Angeles. "I'm especially sick and tired with the analogy to the Vichy situation." He called the campaign 'totally unjustified' ... Sibiude accused American Jewish organizations of "real aggressiveness" compared with French Jewish organizations which, he said, put episodes of violence in context. 'The leaders of the French community all agree that the situation of violence in France has nothing to do with the situation in the Vichy regime, or before the Second World War,' he said. 'It's a spillover of the Israeli-Palestinian unrest in Israel and the occupied territories.'"

The International Jew -- the World's Foremost Problem,
Dearborn Independent, 1920 (posted here at Noontide Press)
Originally in book form, this is the most famous American anti-Jewish tract, sponsored by Ford Motor Company mogul Henry Ford. Virtually all books about American anti-Semitism reference this work.

Book That Fans the Flames of Anti-Semitism Ignites New Conflict,
Minnesota State University, Mankato Home Page (from Sun-Sentinel, South Florida), September 7, 2000
"Nearly a century after its publication, the world's most evil book continues to cause mischief. In April, Internet booksellers and took the unprecedented step of slapping a disclaimer on their Web sites regarding the notorious anti-Semitic forgery, 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.' This followed a massive e-mail protest and an investigation by the Anti-Defamation League, a prominent national Jewish organization. The 'Protocols of the Elders of Zion,' concocted by the Czarist secret police in 1903, details a plot by Jews to take over the world. Before World War II, it inspired anti-Semites around the world ­ including Adolf Hitler and Henry Ford, who arranged for its publication in the United States. It lost most of its power and influence in the Holocaust's aftermath, but between the world wars 'The Protocols' was reportedly the most widely published volume in the world except for the Bible; it contributed directly to the climate of Judeophobia that enabled the Nazis to kill 6 million Jews in the Final Solution. And this was despite being conclusively proved a forgery as early as 1921. While 'The Protocols' is taken seriously only by hate groups today, Jews understandably remain touchy on the subject, as Amazon and Barnes & Noble discovered this spring. Before that, the book was being sold with a note from the publisher implying its historical authenticity. That has been removed, replaced with a warning from the Anti-Defamation League. Both Internet booksellers continue to sell the book, but Jewish critics ­ or at least the ADL ­ are satisfied with their quick and sensitive response in clearly labeling 'The Protocols' as hate literature. 'Some people believe they shouldn't sell the book at all,' says Myrna Sheinbaum, spokeswoman for the ADL in New York. 'But we don't tell people what to sell. The way you counteract bad speech is with good speech. But clearly if they choose to sell the book, the public should know what it is.' That is why the ADL wanted the book annotated on the Web sites, Sheinbaum says, and both Barnes & Noble and Amazon were cooperative."

Fear of Being Accused,
Hartford Courant, Editorial, May 5, 2002
"Most Americans don't think twice about disagreeing, sometimes vehemently, with their government's policies. Objecting to President Bush's domestic or international agenda does not make one an America hater. Yet when it comes to Israel, criticizing its government's action frequently leads to ugly charges of anti-Semitism. This quickly shuts off - or discourages from starting - a debate on a key foreign policy issue that any democratic society should find healthy. Those who maintain that the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is wrong do not deserve to be tarred as haters of Israel. All those who support the Palestinian cause are not automatically anti-Semites. Neither are all who believe that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon should be charged with war crimes."

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Antisemitic Riot at San Francisco State University,
Jerusalem Post, May 16, 2002
" The university president is so fed-up with the hate-filled atmosphere on the Bay Area campus that he has asked the local district attorney's office to help bring pro-Palestinian hate-mongers to justice. The May 7 incident received widespread press attention after an e-mail was circulated by Prof. Laurie Zoloth, director of the Jewish studies program at SFSU ... After approaching Dean of Students Penny Saffold, who called the San Francisco Police, pro-Israel demonstrators were marched to the campus Hillel House under police protection and a guard was posted at the door. Zoloth also described what life is like for Jewish students and faculty at SFSU, noting her despair at the emergence of posters around campus equating Zionism with racism and Jews with Nazis, and pictures of cans of soup labeled 'Canned Palestinian Children Meat, slaughtered according to Jewish rites under American license.' 'This is not civic discourse, this is not free speech, and this is the Weimar Republic with brown shirts it cannot control,' she wrote. After staying silent for nearly a week, university president Robert Corrigan posted a statement condemning the incident on SFSU's Web site on Monday. But in a move that Jeffrey Ross, ADL director of campus/higher education affairs, praised as a positive departure from many campuses' public silence on anti-Semitic incidents, Corrigan noted a request to the office of District Attorney Terence Hallinan to assign a member of its hate crimes unit to work with SFSU and consider bringing legal action against certain students."

The ADL Spy Case Is Over, But the Struggle Continues,
Counterpunch, February 25, 2002
[The Anti-Defamation is the foremost Jewish organization -- with a budget of nearly $50 million dollars a year -- founded to fight anti-Semitism]
"In 1993, the District of Attorney of San Francisco released 700 pages of documents implicating the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that claims to be a defender of civil rights, in a vast spying operation directed against American citizens who were opposed to Israel's policies in the Occupied West Bank and Gaza and to the apartheid policies of the government of South Africa and passing on information to both governments. Under great political pressure, Smith later dropped the charges. One wonders what would have happened had an Arab-American or Muslim organization been caught spying with the names of 10,000 people and 600 organizations in their files. Not only were critics of Israel under ADL's surveillance,including thousands of Arab-Americans, but labor organizations such as the San Francisco Labor Council, ILWU Local 10, and the Oakland Educational Association, and civil rights groups such as the NAACP, Irish Northern Aid, International Indian Treaty Council and the Asian Law Caucus were also found in the "pinko" files of ADL's undercover operative, Roy Bullock ... Almost a decade later the suit has been settled with a significant cash payment by the ADL and, we wish to emphasize, without our signing any agreement for confidentiality which the ADL had previously demanded. Our efforts to expose the organization's work in defending the policies of the Israeli government and stifling its opponents will continue, using new information gained in the pursuance of the suit. The ADL spent millions of dollars preventing this case from coming to trial through costly appeals and exploiting the judicial process but, at the end, it had to give up ... During the course of the suit we learned that: [Roy] Bullock, the ADL's top 'fact finder' had sold confidential information to a South African intelligence agent in San Francisco for $15,000. Ten days before he was assassinated in South Africa, Chris Hani, the man who would have succeeded Nelson Mandela as the country's president, was trailed by Bullock on a trip through California who reported on it to the South African government. ADL agent Roy Bullock was discovered to have a floor plan of murdered Los Angeles Arab American leader Alex Odeh and a key to his office. The ADL supplied confidential information to foreign governments that it obtained from police and federal agencies in the US, Having infiltrated the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the ADL's 'fact finder' performed a COINTEL-type operation at the convention of the Holocaust-denying Journal of Historical Review when he put ADC's literature on convention tables as a way of smearing the committee for 'working with anti- Semites.' The ADL has organized to silence and eliminate all critical voices of Israel from academia and the media and has targeted professors , particularly those who are African American, and who are critical of Israel. That at least 51% of the activities of its San Francisco office were devoted to defending Israel. The ADL provided secret files to police agencies when these police agencies were prevented by law from collecting the files themselves, Many questions must still be answered about the activities of the ADL and it's non-profit status as an 'education organization'".

Swedes, Belgians Told Not to Vote for Israel in Eurovision
Haaretz, May 26, 2002
"The Belgian and Swedish Jewish communities were left fuming Saturday night after their local TV presenters advised viewers not to vote for Israel's entry in the Eurovision song contest, held in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. Israel's entry, 'Light a Candle,' was sung by Sarit Hadad. Swedes watching the national TV1 station said that the presenters announced before Hadad appeared that Israel was not even meant to take part in the contest 'because of what it is doing to the Palestinians.' The Swedish jury did not award any points to Israel. Belgian viewers were also advised not to vote for Israel. Its jury however awarded Hadad two points. Announcers on Flemish TV told their viewers not to be duped into thinking that Hadad's white dress meant that Israel wanted peace, Israel Radio reported Sunday."

N.J. Gov. Seeks Authority to Fire Poet, Newsday, October 6, 2002
"Gov. James E. McGreevey is seeking the power to fire the state's poet laureate, who has refused repeated calls to resign after writing a Sept. 11 memorial poem criticized as anti-Semitic. Legislation giving the governor the authority to end Amiri Baraka's two-year term could be introduced as early as Monday, McGreevey said Sunday. Last month, McGreevey demanded Baraka's resignation after the poet read 'Somebody Blew Up America' at an August festival. Then he tried to fire him, but the attorney general ruled he did not have the authority. The poem, written in October 2001, refers to an oft-repeated but long-discredited rumor, saying: 'Who told 4,000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers to stay home that day? Why did Sharon stay away?'"

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