Judea Pearl, who is a professor at UCLA and the president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation has written an article in "The Cutting Edge News" on March 30. It is a challenging and thought provoking article on the differences between Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism. following is a short excerpt:
"... anti-Zionism is in many ways more dangerous than anti-Semitism.
First, anti-Zionism targets the most vulnerable part of the Jewish people, namely, the Jewish population of Israel, whose physical safety and personal dignity depend crucially on maintaining Israel's sovereignty. Put bluntly, the anti-Zionist plan to do away with Israel condemns five and a half million human beings, mostly refugees or children of refugees, to eternal defenselessness in a region where genocidal designs are not uncommon.
Secondly, modern society has developed antibodies against anti-Semitism but not against anti-Zionism. Today, anti-Semitic stereotypes evoke revulsion in most people of conscience, while anti-Zionist rhetoric has become a mark of academic sophistication and social acceptance in
certain extreme yet vocal circles of U.S. academia and media elite. Anti-Zionism disguises itself in the cloak of political debate, exempt from sensitivities and rules of civility that govern inter-religious discourse, to attack the most cherished symbol of Jewish identity.
Finally, anti-Zionist rhetoric is a stab in the back to the Israeli peace camp, which overwhelmingly stands for a two-state solution. It also gives credence to enemies of coexistence who claim that the eventual elimination of Israel is the hidden agenda of every Palestinian.
It is anti-Zionism, then, not anti-Semitism that poses a more dangerous threat to lives, historical justice and the prospects of peace in the Middle East."
Full link to article (http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=11224&pageid=16&pagename=Opinion)
In his article, Judea Pearl seems to clearly delineate several differences between the two AND claim that the most dangerous is Anti-Zionism. I am far from convinced that the two can be completely separated and additionally, I believe that Anti-Semitism is at the root of Anti-Zionism.
The complete destruction of Israel would not bring the rest of the Jewish people worldwide to a safe place, while the complete cessation of anti-semitic acts and sentiments would preserve Israel AND also the diaspora Jews.
So, to be sure, BOTH Anti-Semitism AND Anti-Zionism must be fought and defeated and BOTH will require us to stand up and speak against them.
Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
On wednesday, March 25, satire cartoonist Pat Oliphant, released his latest contribution (see cartoon below) in anti-semitic diatribes in the form of a cartoon showing s a headless figure goose-stepping while pushing a large Star of David with fangs and pursuing a tiny woman carrying a child labeled "Gaza." The syndicated cartoon appeared in newspapers around the world.
Liberals continue to paint a negative and damaging picture of Israel and the Jewish people.
It is not uncommon to hear Israel's foes describe her as the "New Nazis of the Middle east".
Oliphant's cartoon adds fuel to the fire of anti-Semitism. It is a lie and a disgrace.
Lies like those propagated in such a cartoon have were part of the tools used in Nazi propaganda 70 years ago to satanize the Jewish people. If we don't voice our disgust over this kind of libel, we run the risk of once again becoming by-standers while our people are getting massacred.
Let's pray that God gives us the boldness to speak up!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This incident took place during the delivery of the "Annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General, at a recent United-Nations Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva (March 6, 2009). It involves David Littman (Historian and NGO for the Association for World Education) and Marius Grinius, Vice-President of the Human Rights Council.
Item #2 on the agenda was being discussed:"Freedom of expression and advocacy of religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence".
When you watch the short video found at
you will see Mr Littman being interrupted in the middle of his presentation.
You quickly realize that when it comes to Human Rights, there appears to be a double standard.
Muslim anti-Semitism is a clearly a forbidden topic at the United Nations.
Does it seem like Israel and the Jewish people are not receiving a fair treatment or am I way off?
Friday, March 13, 2009
An Egyptian Cleric said on Al-Rahma TV on Jan. 19, 2009:
"If the Jews left Palestine to us, would we start loving them? Of course not. We will never love them."..."They are enemies not because they occupied Palestine. They would be enemies even if they did not occupy a thing". "We must believe that our fighting with Jews is eternal, and it will not end until the final battle...You must believe that we will fight, defeat, and annihilate them, until not a single Jew remains on the face of the earth (MEMRI).
It is false idea that the world has that if Israel was to stops fighting and getting along with the rest of the middle east, it would bring peace.
Someone once said:"If the Palestinians stop fighting, there would be peace in the middle east, if Israel stop fighting, there would be no more Israel in the middle east."
Israel only defends herself against the aggression. Many Israeli do want peace and many Palestinians also do want peace. Unfortunately, radical Islam has a different agenda that starts with Israel but continues with the rest of Western civilization.
They [muslims and the rest of the world] need Yeshua (Jesus).
I see all of us believers in need of a renewed boldness in our witness to others. What do you think?
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Welcome to my new blog.
For the last decade, I have researched, studied, taught against and written about the New Anti-Semitism. It is my desire to educate further and discuss the danger of this reborn and morphed beast.
I have labeled today’s anti-Semitism the “NEW Anti-Semitism” because in several ways it is new. It has new boundaries, a new source, and of course a new methodology. It is the new culprit and the real danger. It is different, much broader and much more damaging than the anti-Semitism of old used to be.
I invite and welcome your comments.