BBC Airbrushes Anti-Semitism

BBC Airbrushes Atzmon’s Anti-Semitism October 15, 2012 15:50 by Simon Plosker Why did the BBC give a platform to an anti-Semite? On 14 October, the BBC World Service, in a discussion on the links between music and politics, interviewed Gilad Atzmon, a studio guest described as an acclaimed and controversial jazz saxophonist… a London-based Israeli jazz man… […]

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US Investigating Anti-Semitism at Berkeley, Including Apartheid Week Activities

Today’s Top Stories: 1. Campus activists for Israel take note: the US Dept. of Education is investigating whether the civil rights of Jewish students at U. of California-Berkeley have been violated by a “pervasive hostile environment” against Israel and the Jewish people. An LA Times staff-ed notes: The department responded to a request from lawyers […]

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UNRWA Teachers Refuse to Teach Holocaust Studies

Today’s Top Stories: 1. Jordanian teachers in UNRWA schools say they’ll refuse to teach Holocaust studies to their Palestinian pupils. The Times of Israel quotes from the teachers’ statement: “Teaching UNRWA students about the so-called ‘Holocaust’ as part of human rights harms the Palestinian cause . . . and changes the students’ views regarding their main […]

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American Jewry’s Cherished Values

By Caroline Glick Oct 13, 2012 Decades ago, the sociographer Milton Himmelfarb coined the aphorism that “American Jews earn like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans.” And his words ring as true today as ever. Surveys show that roughly 70 percent of American Jews intend to cast their ballots for President Barack Obama’s reelection next […]

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Summer of Intolerance Regarding Same-Sex Marriage Bleeds into Fall

Gallaudet University put its chief diversity officer, Angela McCaskill, on paid leave last week for the offense of joining 200,000 other Marylanders in signing a petition supporting a ballot referendum over Maryland’s recently adopted same-sex marriage law. “I thought it was important that as a citizen of the state of Maryland, I could exercise my […]

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Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history

By Dinesh D’Souza In recent times, a spate of atheist books have argued that religion represents, as “End of Faith” author Sam Harris puts it, “the most potent source of human conflict, past and present.” Columnist Robert Kuttner gives the familiar litany. “The Crusades slaughtered millions in the name of Jesus. The Inquisition brought the […]

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