Category: Anti-Semitism

The specter of Israel’s sequestration and boycott by the world is exaggerated, often purposefully so by the Israeli Left. This includes FM Yair Lapid, who this week warned that Israel had better open a diplomatic dialogue with the Palestinians, otherwise the threat of Israel being designated an “apartheid state” will grow severe. You would think that BDS and lawfare are greater “threats” than, say, the Biden administration’s capitulation to Iran on the nuclear issue!
My fourth annual list of best books on Israeli, Jewish and other matters, ranging from diplomacy and history to Torah commentary – 16 books by Amb. Martin Indyk, Amit Segal, Cynthia Ozick, David Woolf, Prof. Dvora Hacohen, Dr. Gadi Taub, Michael Bauer, Prof. Nathan Aviezer, Rabbi Prof. Yoni Grossman, Rabbi Dov Begon, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, and more.
Today, 1 Tevet, is my father's 15th yahrtzeit. Had he still been with us, I am certain that my father, Prof. Henry (Zvi Meir) Weinberg z"l, would have much to say about the current state of world Jewry and the assault of modern antisemitism against the Jewish People.
Partisanship, “progressive” politics, legal pretexts, anti-Israel sentiment, and community divisions hamper the effort to combat surging Jew hatred. Worst of all, the surging Jew-hatred seems to have sapped the confidence of American Jews, which is, perhaps, the greatest threat of all.
How to defend Israel: Do not claim victimhood or deny Israel’s power. After all, Israel is fighting Islamic jihadism just like the West.
This should be the season for a global defense campaign for beleaguered Christians in the Middle East. Instead, the Western media purveys the false impression that Christians are under assault by Israelis....and intersectionalists have risen to smash Israel for Christmas.
The progressive Pope, Peter Beinart, seeks to denude the Jewish state of its rightful place among the nations. Alas, he seems to have decayed into a cocoon; inside a reactionary, defeatist brain that secretes poison. In this venal endeavor Beinart will fail.
As raw anti-Semitism around the world has risen and morphed into virulent anti-Israel sentiment—making the two phenomena almost indistinguishable—the State of Israel has moved from indifference to active involvement in the struggle against such hate.
My father, Prof. Henry Weinberg, warned decades ago of a snowballing assault on Israel as an “apartheid” and “illegal” state; and of enemy attempts to divide the Jewish People.
Partisanship, “progressive” politics, legal pretexts, anti-Israel sentiment, and community divisions hamper the effort to combat surging Jew hatred. The "fight" is also a distraction from even more-urgent battles: keeping Jews Jewish and keeping Israel safe.
David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »
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