wellbehavedwomen-dontmakehistory:

sick-ender:

#antifa #Palestine


this is more like it

wellbehavedwomen-dontmakehistory:

sick-ender:

#antifa #Palestine

this is more like it

(via somepalestiniankid)

returnofthejudai:

micdotcom:

The crisis in Gaza is leading to anti-Semitic attacks on Jews worldwide

Molotov cocktails and mobs at synagogues. Assaults on city streets. Leaflets left on car windshields promising violence. Public hate speech and calls for eradication. Governments holding houses of worship hostage.
It’s not paranoia or exaggeration: Jews around the world are facing attacks as the crisis escalates in Gaza, where rocket fires, bombings, an Israeli ground invasion and hundreds of civilians deaths are daily realities. But the 17-year-old teenager who was assaulted and pepper-sprayed in Paris had nothing to do with that. She’s not an isolated case. This is what happens when some view diaspora Jews as an acceptable proxy for the Israeli state. 
No matter what your position is on the conflict, nothing justifies targeting people uninvolved in the fighting. To vent frustration about Israel on Jews, no matter where they live, conflates the two in dangerous ways.
To criticize Israel is one thing, and plenty of Jews there and abroad do that themselves; it’s another thing entirely to do so using anti-Semitic language and imagery, when that kind of speech has led to such terrible tragedies in the past. To no one’s credit, times of heightened tensions in the Middle East usually mean a huge uptick in expressions of anti-Semitism, written, verbal and physical.
From France to Turkey to the U.S. 


This is one of the most thorough breakdowns of recent antisemitism I’ve seen. Must read.

returnofthejudai:

micdotcom:

The crisis in Gaza is leading to anti-Semitic attacks on Jews worldwide

Molotov cocktails and mobs at synagogues. Assaults on city streets. Leaflets left on car windshields promising violence. Public hate speech and calls for eradication. Governments holding houses of worship hostage.

It’s not paranoia or exaggeration: Jews around the world are facing attacks as the crisis escalates in Gaza, where rocket fires, bombings, an Israeli ground invasion and hundreds of civilians deaths are daily realities. But the 17-year-old teenager who was assaulted and pepper-sprayed in Paris had nothing to do with that. She’s not an isolated case. This is what happens when some view diaspora Jews as an acceptable proxy for the Israeli state. 

No matter what your position is on the conflict, nothing justifies targeting people uninvolved in the fighting. To vent frustration about Israel on Jews, no matter where they live, conflates the two in dangerous ways.

To criticize Israel is one thing, and plenty of Jews there and abroad do that themselves; it’s another thing entirely to do so using anti-Semitic language and imagery, when that kind of speech has led to such terrible tragedies in the past. To no one’s credit, times of heightened tensions in the Middle East usually mean a huge uptick in expressions of anti-Semitism, written, verbal and physical.

From France to Turkey to the U.S. 

This is one of the most thorough breakdowns of recent antisemitism I’ve seen. Must read.

(via stfupenguins)

As long as right wing Jews are the strongest voice against anti-Semitism, they can continue to define criticism of Israeli colonialism and support for Palestinian rights as Jew-hating, intimidating and confusing potential supporters of a just peace. As long as non-Jewish critics of Israeli colonialism allow anti-Semitism to creep into their critiques, U.S. Jews will hold back from joining them, just as people of color don’t rush to join white-led organizations where racism isn’t actively challenged. Latin@s, Israel and Palestine: Understanding Anti-Semitism (via maximilianofmexico)

(via socialism-or-barbarism)

semiticsemantics:

July 20, 2014, damages to Jewish-owned businesses.

(via az-zawraq)

baruchobramowitz:

The riot in Sarcelles was incited by posters posted up in the area urging “protesters” to bring hammers and other weapons so that they could “raid the Jewish district”

The result of this was a synagogue, Jewish stores, and a kosher grocery being attacked as rioters shouted “Slit the Jews’ throats!” and “Gas the Jews!” and “Kill the Jews!”

How do you say “pogrom” in French?

(via thejewsareinspace)

saltdragon:

Antisemitism is old. Antisemitism is persistent. Antisemitism is resilient.

Antisemitism functions to shift responsibility for the abuses of power from the guilty party onto Jews. To this end, the Jew is constructed as a parasitic alien, and given a modicum of power, a measure of peace. All that remains is for Pilate to wash his hands, and the Jews take the fall.

To be sure, there are Jews who are too eager to be used by gentiles with money, with power. But whether or not the abuses of the Court Jew are real or manufactured, the Court Jew always takes the fall, and the Jewish people with him.

Antisemitism isn’t irrational hatred, it is a tool. A remarkably effective tool, not unlike the plough, that has been in use for centuries – only undergoing essentially cosmetic changes – because it works.

(via docloudscomeinpurple)

The problem with equating the suffering and persecution of Jesus (a Jew) with the suffering and persecution of the Palestinians is it plays right into the whole “Jews as persecutors and murders of Jesus” trope.

It is impossible for me to believe this is a coincidence. 

cephalopod-demigod:

Ecclesia and Synagoga at Notre Dame

For everyone who thinks all those statues on Gothic churches are just meaningless decoration, I present to you Ecclesia and Synagoga, i.e. the roots of European anti-Semitism.  These two figures stand on either side of the central portal of the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.

Ecclesia (left) stands proudly upright, representing the victorious Church. She carries the chalice of the Eucharist and a staff tipped with a cross.  Synagoga, blindfolded, leans on a cane as the Tablets of the Law slip from her grasp.  Her fallen crown rests beside her feet; across her back she carries a broken spear.

The two sculptures paint a picture of the Jews as a once-great people who have fallen into depravity and are no longer able to see the truth.  They have a place in medieval society, but it is an inferior one, serving as a foil to the greater glory of Christendom.  This ties into a lot of other medieval ideas about the “necessary evil” status of Jews who worked as moneylenders and tax collectors (jobs which were forbidden to Christians at the time).

Whose land is Eretz Yisroel?

bennistar:

With a day as we had today here in Yerushalayim let us look at what the Torah said a few weeks ago in parshas Kedoshim.

וְכִי יָגוּר אִתְּךָ גֵּר בְּאַרְצְכֶם לֹא תוֹנוּ אֹתוֹ:

"When a foreigner lives in your land do not cause him anguish" Vaikyra 19:33.

The Iturei Torah writes in name of Rav Zalman Sorotzkin that this posuk comes to warn us not to be xenophobic like the extremists of other nations and think that Eretz Yisroel is only for Jews with no foreigners allowed.

Eretz Yisroel was given to Avrohom who was Av Hamon Goyim (the father of the nations). Every non-Jew who believes in the G-d of Avrohom and wants to attach himself to Avrohom’s children is not a foreigner in the land that was promised to Avrohom.

The posuk adds the word בְּאַרְצְכֶם in the middle, to tell us that when a non-Jew chooses to make his home in Eretz Yisroel, do not anguish him by telling him that he is living in a land that belongs to us (i.e the Jews).  If he respects the G-d and the children of Avrohom, then it is his land as well.