“Jews must…” On the Hidden Truth Underlying the Fallacious Truism that “Jews must Fight Racism”

“Who can guarantee that a future US administration will not one day feed the Jew to the negro in celebration of a grand day of atonement?” Jean Améry, “Virtuous Antisemitism” (1969) First Argument: Antisemitism is a Form of Racism, therefore Jews have to be Anti-Racists Second Argument: Solidarity Third Argument: It is Morally the RightContinue reading ““Jews must…” On the Hidden Truth Underlying the Fallacious Truism that “Jews must Fight Racism””

Fundamental Misunderstandings in the Fight Against Antisemitism I: When do we Take People who Believe in Father Christmas Seriously?

Imagine you are in a conversation with an adult of whom you have no reason to assume that they suffer from some form of learning disability or that they have only recently come out of the total isolation in which they spent their entire previous life, and they set out to convince you that FatherContinue reading “Fundamental Misunderstandings in the Fight Against Antisemitism I: When do we Take People who Believe in Father Christmas Seriously?”

It Wasn’t me, Sir, it Was the Reservoir What Done it

The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism Tries its Hand at Satire: On “Labour and Antisemitism: A Crisis Misunderstood” by Ben Gidley, Brendan McGeever and David Feldman Distinguishing Between Antisemites and Antisemitism: The IHRA Definition of Antisemitism Impact vs. “Outcomes”: Structural Antisemitism The Cherry on the Satirical Cake: Taking Cherry-Picking to a Whole NewContinue reading “It Wasn’t me, Sir, it Was the Reservoir What Done it”