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From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Source: Screenshot.

‘The Squad’ keeps inciting Jew-hatred, and their party keeps accepting it

Scapegoating Jews for the problems in a society has always been a central feature of Jew-hatred. Since well before the German agitator Wilhelm Marr first utilized the phrase “anti-Semitism” in the late 19th century (to make Jew-hatred sound race-based, scientific...
Ben & Jerry's products on the shelf of a grocery store. Credit: Arne Beruldsen/Shutterstock.

Why are ‘progressive Jews’ defending Ben & Jerry’s?

If you thought that American Jews were going to unite against discrimination in ice-cream sales, you were wrong. The decision of the Ben & Jerry’s company to “end sales of our ice-cream in occupied Palestinian territories”...
Shawarma sandwich, August 2009. Credit: Vera Yu and David Li/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

The left slides into acceptance of anti-Semitism

As far as some of Israel’s most vicious critics were concerned, it was the sort of thing that gave their critiques of Zionism a bad name. It was difficult to pretend that the decision...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaking on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on the conflict between Israel and Palestinians, May 13, 2021. Source: Screenshot/C-SPAN.

Omar forces a difficult choice for Jewish Democrats

After a surge in violent anti-Semitism inspired in no small part by vicious attacks on Israel by members of their party’s left-wing, some Jewish Democrats have had enough. After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) compared the United...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Source: Screenshot.

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar rebuke Biden’s support for Israel as ‘siding with occupation’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) rebuked U.S. President Joe Biden over his statement supporting Israel’s right to defend itself amid escalating violence with Hamas, accusing the president of “siding with occupation.” Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
Nancy Kaufman, former CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, speaks at women's march in New York at Central Park West in 2018. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Democratic pro-Israel group exposes rift among liberals over anti-Semitism envoy

A Democratic pro-Israel group exposed a rift among liberals over who should be the Biden administration’s choice for the next anti-Semitism envoy. In a now-deleted tweet earlier this week, the Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI)...
Matthew Duss. Credit: Center for American Progress/Flickr.

Report: Sanders adviser with anti-Israel history expected to join State Department

Matt Duss, a former foreign-policy adviser for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is reportedly expected to join the U.S. State Department. According to Politico, the move “will be viewed by many on the left as a victory for progressives.” It...
The erection of an “Apartheid Wall” on the University of Minnesota campus. Source: University of Minnesota Students for Justice in Palestine via Facebook.

Reform’s dangerous mixed message on defining anti-Semitism

After a year when it seemed as if a civil war between conservative and liberal groups would tear it apart, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations managed to unite and take a...
A woman holds up a sign against anti-Semitism at a rally in New York City on Sept. 22, 2019. Photo by Rhonda Hodas Hack.

Progressive Jewish groups seek to undermine adoption of universal anti-Semitism definition

As the Biden administration prepares to take on major international issues of the day, a debate has emerged within the American Jewish community over whether the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism...
Peter Beinart. Credit: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons.

Stop pretending that anti-Zionism isn’t anti-Semitism

In case you haven’t heard, people who want to eliminate Israel are very interested in stopping anti-Semitism. In other words, the same people who want to deny rights to the Jewish people that they...