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anti-semitism  // Posts tagged as "anti-semitism"

03 Feb Posted by | 2 comments

Occupy Oakland Adopts Outrageous BDS Resolution

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As reported yesterday by Electronic Intifada  (http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/nora/bds-proposal-wins-big-occupy-oakland) Occupy Oakland passed a proposal yesterday to support the movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel (BDS). You can view the statement here – http://occupyoakland.org/2012/01/proposal-occupy-wallstreet-not-palestine/ As a radical leftist and a Zionist, I am not surprised by this development, but I am nonetheless upset. I won’t even get into my feelings about whether one can reconcile being Leftist and a Zionist in America today. You can read my earlier blog post for that (http://vizionsofzionism.org/liberalism-zionism). Here are some of the seriously problematic elements (from the of slightly bothersome to completely outrageous and Anti-Semitic) of the resolution that passed yesterday: 1. This movement claims to be “Anchored in universal principles of human rights”. While groups like this will often support policies like affirmative action, or indigenous rights which provide support to a previously oppressed...

26 Jan Posted by | 1 comment

The Dreyfus Revival

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Herzl was wrong. Zionism did not put an end to anti-Semitism and now wildfires have sparked outrageous theories of an international Jewish conspiracy to take over southern Chile. When Theodor Herzl began covering the trial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in 1893 as Paris correspondent of the Neue Freie Presse, he suspected that the French army officer charged with treason was guilty of the crime for which he’d been arrested. A devotee of the promises of Enlightenment and Emancipation, it was difficult for him to accept that the French republic – born of the belief in liberté, égalité and fraternité – was capable of fabricating the web of lies that would result in the public humiliation and imprisonment of a loyal French officer. Ultimately, however, the affair would have a dramatic effect in propelling him toward the conclusion that the Jews...