WitchHunt explores the connections between the attacks on Labour, the ongoing tragedy of Palestine and the wider struggle against race-based oppression. In particular it examines accusations made against black, Jewish anti-racist campaigner Jackie Walker, of being 'antisemtic'. It asks questions about the interests of her accusers, and points to a series of distortions and factual inaccuracies which it appears the media have been willing to reproduce without interrogation or contestation.
A Saudi official said visas could not be granted because the kingdom had no diplomatic ties with Israel. The Israeli Chess Federation said it would seek financial compensation. The hosting of this first major chess tournament is being seen as part of Saudi Arabia's process of opening itself more to the outside world.
Netanyahu’s silence in the face of the White House’s anti-Semitism should surprise no one. From Argentina to Rwanda, Israel has a sordid history of providing weapons and support to murderous dictatorships.
Resisting the alt-right is basic for most American Jews, yet somehow speaking out against the Israeli version of the alt-right is still considered taboo. But the fact is that Israel is way ahead of the U.S. and Europe when it comes to far-right nationalist politics. Over the past decade, pundits, commentators, liberals, and radicals have been warning against the Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pens who threaten to upend Europe’s liberal order, yet few have included the Netanyahus and Nafatali Bennetts for wanting to do the same
Mere days after Donald Trump won the US presidential election, American Zionists moved quickly to ensure that Israeli interests were fully guarded by the new administration. . Watching top Israeli officials and leaders of the Jewish community in the US hosting - ever so enthusiastically - Bannon at ZOA's annual gala appeared perplexing to some. Others casually explained it as the nature of politics, as Israel needs its US alliance even if it meant accommodating anti-Semites.