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New IJCR Research - Anti-Western Bias Relates to Anti-Semitism on Campus

Understanding How Anti-Western Biases Relate to Anti-Semitism and

Aryeh Weinberg, IJCR, May, 2012

This report by Institute for Jewish & Community Research provides an exploratory look at the relationship between critical views of the West and negative views of Jews and Israel. The findings reveal consistent and significant differences that shed light on the relationship between existing criticisms of America, capitalism and business, and rising anti-Israel and anti-Semitic views. In many ways, anti-Jewish rhetoric has moved away from the Jew as the subversive outsider and toward a vision of the Jew as the oppressive insider.

Read the report  

Opinion Makers
Bernard-Henri LevyAfter the Carnage in Toulouse, Together Against Anti-Semitism
Bernard-Henri Lévy, The Huffington Post, March 19, 2012

So France is a country where, in 2012, in the country's third largest city, one can shoot at a Jewish school and kill, point blank, children there.

The Future Will Be More Religious and Conservative Than You Think
Eric Kaufmann,The American, May 8, 2012

As the population of the world peaks and begins to decline later in this century, the strongly religious will stand against the tide. In so doing, they will remake societies and wash away many of our certainties about secularization, Enlightenment, and the End of History.

Ken, George and the Jews
Alex Joffe,Ynet, May 1, 2012

One of the curious things about modern politics is that the Jewish Question is never far from the surface. That this is true in places without Jews like Indonesia and Saudi Arabia is not surprising. But consider the state of British politics.

A Perfect Firestorm For Anti-Semitism
Steven Windmueller,The New York Jewish Week, May 1, 2012

The story of world Jewry covering the past six decades must be defined as one of achievement and recognition. American Jews have achieved extraordinary success and influence, and Israel, despite threats to its existence, has flourished as a democracy, and absorbed and resettled millions of Jews. Yet, as the world marks the 80th anniversary of the rise of Nazism, the status of Jews in the world seems to be seriously eroding.

ApartheidA new anti-Israel tactic
Asaf Romirowsky, Ynet, March 15, 2012

The pro-Palestinian mantra revolves around the belief that the Palestinians are the Arab world's underdog; Israel is the Goliath and the Palestinians are the David. This message has been exported to the West and has engendered global sympathy for the Palestinian cause, as the quintessence of an injustice at the hands of the brutal, colonialist West.


Home DepotHome Depot co-founder stresses philanthropy for businesses

Emily Belowich, The Brandeis Hoot, April 27, 2012

Ken Langone talked about philanthropy as a great American phenomenon but commented that Jews have for years acknowledged philanthropy as a part of their culture. He emphasized that this must be rewarded, not in the form of medals or awards, but with appreciation for the fact that “the world is better because they were here.”

Empty WalletThe future of … philanthropy

Toby Tabachnick, The Jewish Chronicle, April 5, 2012

As Jews become more globally conscious, and open their wallets to more nonsectarian causes, their impact on the wider community becomes more pronounced. But Jewish institutions, now sharing a finite pool of funds with the world at large, may find themselves trying to satisfy the needs of their own community with fewer resources.

Norman FinkelsteinNorman Finkelstein: From Hezbollah To ‘Zionist Bully’?

Stewart Ain, The Jewish Week, February 21, 2012  


Norman Finkelstein, the son of Holocaust survivors whose anti-Israel statements and actions got him barred from the country until 2018 for suspected ties to Hezbollah terrorists, has now become the darling of pro-Israel bloggers — sort of — and a traitor to Palestinian supporters.

basketball teamWill the Beren Controversy Transform TAPPS?

Shira Schoenberg, The Jewish Outlook, May 1, 2012  


Comments by the head of a Texas school association at the center of a controversy over Sabbath accommodations is fueling a drive by its members to be more open to the needs of Jewish and Muslim schools.

Serving dinnerCampus Bias Charges Divide Jewish Groups

Peter Schmidt, The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 22, 2012  


Aaron I. Marcus says he has put up with a lot as a Jewish student here at Rutgers University. Mr. Marcus, a senior majoring in political science, says that he has asked university officials to protect him from harassment after a recent incendent, but that "because I'm a Jewish student, my concerns aren't heard."

open bookEducation board grapples with loss of power over textbooks

Kate Alexander, American Statesman, April 20, 2012


The State Board of Education, long the gatekeeper to the enormous textbook market in Texas, has lost control over which materials enter public school classrooms.

YIISAScholarship and Anti-Semitism at Yale

Ben Cohen, Jewish Ideas Daily, March 26, 2012  


Almost a year has passed since Yale University shuttered the five-year-old Yale Interdisciplinary Initiative for the Study of Anti-Semitism, known by the unwieldy acronym "YIISA," and replaced it with the Yale Program for the Study of Anti-Semitism, or "YPSA." The organizational shuffle produced a torrent of criticism in the Jewish and general press. But nine months later, there is virtual radio silence about the new YPSA program. So, how is it doing?

Boycott DivestmentIsraeli Apartheid Week and BDS are not the answers  

The Progressive Zionist Club on Campus, The McGill Daily, March 5, 2012

One of the most harmful effects of the prominence of BDS on our campus is that it impedes the development of legitimate, nuanced criticism of Israel. There are many who have the moral integrity to recognize both Palestinian rights and Israel's right to exist.

Graffiti'Anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, anti-Israel incitement becoming increasingly interrelated'
Israel Hayom, April 18, 2012

Cyberspace, with its websites, social networks, forums and blogs, has become the major conveyer of bigotry and racism in general, and anti-Semitism in particular, a new poll on global anti-Semitism reported Wednesday.

Emma ThompsonEmma Thompson backs Israel boycott for Shakespeare festival
Jennifer Lipman, The Jewish Chronicle, April 2, 2012  


British Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has added her name to a list of high-profile figures in the arts world calling on the Globe Theatre to cancel its invitation to an Israeli company to next month's Cultural Olympiad event.

Giulio MeottiA Jew-free Europe
Giulio Meotti, Ynet News, March 22, 2012  

Seventy years after the Holocaust, a pogrom took place in Toulouse, one of the most pleasant French cities. An Israeli rabbi and three Jewish children were executed during a killing spree. Four Jews “returned” to Israel in a coffin.



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