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Disentangling antisemitism from political criticism of Israel - opinion

Clarifying and contextualizing the difference between these two contrasting terms may help “defog” the clouded view on the increasingly disingenuous, deceptive discourse on Israel.

10/08/2021

From Israel to the arts, this late letter writer wrote about it all

Marans, who died last month at 97, was perhaps The Washington Post's most prodigious letter writer, and his favorite topic was what he perceived to be The Post’s unfair coverage of Israel.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
05/08/2021
Femke Halsema, mayor of Amsterdam

Amsterdam mayor accuses Netanyahu of hurting fight against antisemitism

“You are allowed to criticize the policy of the Netherlands. People should also be allowed to criticize the policy of the state of Israel.”

By TOBY AXELROD/JTA
18/03/2021

Guardian columnist fired after controversial tweet about Israel

Nathan J. Robinson has since taken upon himself the mission of exposing what he sees as unjustified punishment for making "a joke tweet".

A J Street panel meeting

Progressive Jewish groups oppose codification of IHRA antisemitism definition

Network of left-wing Jewish organizations argues that legal adoption of IHRA definition could stifle free speech and suppress debate on Israel. Foreign Ministry laments opposition to further adoption

AOC: Don’t conflate criticism of Netanyahu and Israel

The freshman lawmaker likened Netanyahu to US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly attacked her.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
05/09/2019
Washington

Love of Israel, America, can take on many forms

If I was to look at America through the unforgiving prism those loud, marginal If-Not-Nowers view Israel through, I would call my American friends and yell: “What kind of a country do you live in?"

05/03/2018
Flag of Israel

The Fifth Column: Why do I hate my country?

I love my country, and its people, which is why I have dedicated my life and career to improving it. Criticizing one’s government is not just a right, but a civic duty.

Israelis wave flags

Radical blindness?

Milton Viorst writes uplifting biographical narratives about some of Israel’s giants, yet exhibits antagonism to his Jewish brethren in Israel.

By ELAINE MARGOLIN
21/07/2016
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