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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - Antisemitism: The Enemy, The Issue

"Antisemitism from left and right" has become a common expression - but is it accurate? How is it understood?

Rodney Muhammed's response to criticism of (l. to r.) Ice Cube, DeSean Jackson, Nick Cannon,Image: Twitter



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Antisemitism On the Rise

By Daniel Miller

August 3, 2020

The Conversation

Across continental Europe, right-wing parties that have long voiced anti-Semitic rhetoric have lately been growing stronger.

Its Political - And It Comes From the Right

By Joel Swanson
May 13, 2020

For all that headlines like to talk about anti-Semitism as a phenomenon that clusters on the ideological extremes of both sides of the political spectrum, the ADL data confirms that in the United States today, the vast majority of ideologically-linked anti-Semitism is committed by the political right.

A Voice From Jews of Color

By Soraya Nadia McDonald
July 17, 2020
The Undefeated

I struggle with my connection to Judaism. Entering Jewish spaces often means entering white spaces and being subjected to anti-Blackness and questions about whether I truly belong, an experience that’s common among Jews of color. 

Phila NAACP Leader Spreads Neo-Nazi Message

The Charge Against Rodney Muhammed  By Michael Tanenbaum  July 29, 2020  PhillyVoice

The Backlash  By Michael DOnofrio  July 29, 2020  Philadelphia Tribune

“Black Antisemitism” and Antiracist Solidarity

By Michael Richmond

July 30, 2020

New Socialist

Many people, including some Jews, attempt to “ethnicise” antisemitism. To construct it as a peculiarly “Black problem” or “Muslim Problem.” This is not a new phenomenon but it does seem to be gaining ground in the current moment - not coincidentally amidst the largest global Black liberation struggle in several generations. 

GOP Covid Deniers Cry Holocaust

By Adam Uren

July 29, 2020

Bring Me the News

A Republican group in Minnesota was the subject of complaints after sharing a meme on Facebook that likened the wearing of face masks to the Holocaust.

UK: Trumped and Serious Antisemitism Charges

The Charge Against Rebecca Long-Bailey  By Peter Bolton  June 29, 2020  The Canary

When the Conservative Party Stands Naked  By Lee Harpin  July 13, 2020  The JC

Soros and the “Jewish Conspiracy”

By Emily Burack
June 2, 2020

Is George Soros paying Black Lives Matter protestors? No, that’s just anti-Semitic bullshit trying to distract people from the real issues at hand.

Canceling the Left

False Charges  By Mairav Zonszein July 28, 2020  +972 

Waging Lawfare  By Natasha Roth-Rowland  June 8, 2020  Jewish Currents