Hate and Lies to Win a Prize
It would be helpful to know who or what is funding all the anti-Israel, Jew hatred on line, in events, at our schools and universities and other venues. It feels like a well-funded industry, growing across all sectors of society, all academic disciplines, increasingly in grade schools, throughout academic societies, within certain media, and in certain political parties. A few researchers do produce reports on funding, Clarion Project, Canadadocs.org (part of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and The Investigative Project on Terrorism, and some legal entities such as Shurat Hadin, International Legal Forum and The Lawfare Project go after the perpetrators, funders, implementers of this Jew hatred, but it seems a drop in the bucket compared to the radical left/Islamist hate indoctrination that we are seeing.
Other organizations call out the antisemites with exposure, ridicule, censure and hope to spread the word to cause reputational damage, loss of business, loss of political power and position. To name a few such sources: Israellycool, Stop Antisemitism, and Dry Bones (cartoon).
There really should be a prize awarded for creativity and myth-making as the lies are steeped in disinformation, fantasy, ancient evil tropes, political demagoguery, and buckets full of BS.
This website might be a good contender for the Myth-Making Jew-Hatred Prize:
Sadly, it looks like it is intended as a curriculum, so it will blight the minds of many more young people.
The Role of the Academy in Generating Lies; Supporting the Palestinian Arab Strategy
This paper by Ron Schleifer, published on line in the 2016 journal Israel Affairs, tells the story with evidence of the Palestinian Arab take over on campuses in the West. As described by the author, ”this article attempts to outline the geographical, chronological and organizational extension of a strategic campaign, whose style and scope recall the Soviet penetration of Western campuses in the 1930s.”
“The article examines the Palestinian/Arab two-step strategy in taking over the Middle East discourse on Western (mainly American and British) campuses in the past five decades. During this period, the main theme became “the occupied Palestinian territories” or “The Occupation.” The real objective, though, was and is the de-legitimization of the idea of Jewish statehood. The methodology is based on 150 interviews with Jewish activists who studied or worked on campuses in Europe and the United States during the last thirty-five years. After presenting a chronological survey and then analyzing the strategy’s operational techniques – goals, messages and techniques – the article suggests counter-responses for Israel and presents an outline for further research.”
Who is Valentina Azarova and What is the Claim by her Supporters?
For months the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, was ceaselessly challenged by a cohort of anti-Israel “social justice warriors” because of a decision by the last Dean to not offer a position to a woman who besides not qualifying, is a strident antisemite, and has made a career out of demonizing Israel. The second episode has been playing out as the position is yet to be filled and the new Dean is expected to again consider Azarova. The full story is here.
Another word for the Antisemitic UnJew—Moral Anorexic
When Israel defends itself, saves the lives of Jews, Arabs, Sudanese, Philippians, Brits, Eritreans, Christians, Samaritans, Druz and every other citizen and resident in the country, the non-Jews and UnJews in academia, NGOs, media, unions and other reliably anti-Israel neo-justice leftists, rise up in condemnation and vilification. These self-righteous bigots only want one thing—the demise of the nation state of the Jewish people. Dr. Richard Cravatts, has identified the illness of which they suffer. Read about “Moral Anorexia” in his Blog in the Times of Israel.
Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, President Emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) and a Freedom Center Journalism Fellow in Academic Free Speech, is the author of Dispatches From the Campus War Against Israel & Jews and Genocidal Liberalism: The University's Jihad Against Israel & Jews.
Print to Fit Continues at the New York Times
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) has placed a large billboard near the New York Times headquarters, calling attention to the ongoing fact of antisemitic pandering, under-reporting of truth about Israel that has been a hallmark of this much quoted and internationally recognized newspaper. Sadly, its reputation for quality journalism is totally mistaken when it comes to covering the Middle East.
This article from JNS about the billboard speaks to “deplorable coverage of antisemitism” by the NY Times.
We are Not Done Yet with Ben and Jerry’s Antisemitic Policy
The Washington Times on August 3, 2021 carried an Open Letter from Clifford May, President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, to Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
May discloses the key to the call to boycott the boycotters in quoting the Arab founder of the BDS movement: “Definitely, most definitely we oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine," Omar Barghouti, founder and leader of the movement (it's really an agit-prop campaign) has said. "No Palestinian, rational Palestinian, not a sell-out Palestinian, will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine."
In Canada we are puzzled about how to stand up to this boycott; we have no standalone Ben & Jerry’s shops, we don’t know where they are headquartered, we are a small, mostly passive Jewish population that doesn’t see value in street theatre that cannot mount a huge crowd, we feel alone in the struggle to quash antisemitism.
Republished in Israel Hayom.
Similarly, this Open Letter by Alan Baker, to the Board of Ben & Jerry’s addresses the disinformation that may have influenced the decision of the company to boycott the area they have referred to as “Occupied Palestinian Territory” which is itself incorrect, and in law untrue. Alan Baker is director of the Institute for Contemporary Affairs at the Jerusalem Center and the head of the Global Law Forum. He participated in the negotiation and drafting of the Oslo Accords with the Palestinians, as well as agreements and peace treaties with Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. He served as legal adviser and deputy director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry and as Israel’s ambassador to Canada.
The Connection between, Antisemitism, Anti-Zionism, Judaism and Israel
Anyone that still does not see the connection between hating Israel and hating the Jewish people, must watch this short, moving video narrated by the late Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who makes it abundantly clear the two are the inseparable sides of the same coin.