anti-Semitism

BDS condemns Washington’s anti-Semitism accusations

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has condemned the statements of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in which he described the movement as “anti-Semitic”. “The administration of US President Donald Trump is trying to discredit the movement,” the BDS movement announced in a press release, of which Anadolu[…]

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Democratic resolution condemning Ilhan Omar sparks defence for embattled congresswoman

As Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives intend to reprimand Congresswoman Ilhan Omar once again for alleged “anti-Semitic” comments made last week, several commentators, experts and journalists – both Jewish and non-Jewish – have rallied to defend the embattled lawmaker. Democratic Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Elliot Engel,[…]

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‘Criticising AIPAC is not anti-Semitic’

Following the election of Somali-American Ilhan Omar and Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib into the US Congress in November, the arrival of these two Muslim women in Washington has seen them closely scrutinised by opponents and critics over their willingness to challenge the political consensus. When Omar wrote in a tweet on[…]

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Israel condemns Malaysia’s decision to bar its athletes from competing

Israel condemned Malaysia’s ban on Israeli athletes taking part in international sporting events it hosts, saying the decision was inspired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s “rabid anti-Semitism”. In a statement on Thursday, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon called on the International Paralympic Committee, which is organising the competition, to[…]

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Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in British politics

OPINION By Avi Shlaim [Avi Shlaim is an emeritus professor of international relations at Oxford University.] There is no denying that from time to time anti-Semitism raises its ugly head in the UK, as it does in many other countries. What is striking, however, about contemporary Britain is the use[…]

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UK Parliament admonishes pro-Palestinian movement in report on anti-Semitism

A British parliamentary report hit against at what it called “the growing prevalence” of anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom, notably calling for the term “Zionist” to be considered “inflammatory and potentially anti-Semitic.” The report, issued by the parliamentary Home Affairs Committee, came in the wake of accusations of anti-Semitism against[…]

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City councilor accused of anti-Semitism

Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) member councilor Anwar Adams has accused the City of Cape Town of trying to oust him from local government in response to comments he made via social media. Adams, who serves as part of the Human Settlements Portfolio Committee, is accused of anti-Semitism after showing support[…]

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Dr. Ma’rouf tackles anti-Semitism

Prominent Palestinian scholar, author and academic, Dr. Abdallah Ma’rouf, is currently in Cape Town conducting a series of educational workshops focusing on the history of the Palestinian issue, as well as that of the iconic Masjid al-Aqsa. He is being hosted by the Muslim Student Association (MSA), in association with[…]

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UN leader ‘deplores’ rise of anti-Semitic slurs

The conflict in Gaza should not be an excuse for anti-Semitic slurs and attacks, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said late Sunday. Ban “deplores the recent upsurge in anti-Semitic attacks, particularly in Europe, in connection with protests concerning the escalation of violence in Gaza,” read a statement from the[…]

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