Anti-Semitism Hits the Pages of a Leading German Periodical, Along with Anti-Semites’ Usual Claim of Having Been Silenced by Jews

July 19 2019

On Monday, the prestigious German magazine Der Spiegel published an article accusing two civic organizations of exercising outsized influence in the German parliament—which, it claims, resulted in the passage of a bill condemning the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS) as a manifestation of anti-Semitism. Earlier, similar assertions about goings-on in Germany had been leveled in Haaretz, long the premier newspaper of the Israeli left. Marc Neugroschel comments:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, BDS, German Jewry, Germany, Haaretz

The American Association of University Professors Celebrates Anti-Semitism

Last week, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), an influential academic organization, announced that Rabab Ibrahim Abdulhadi of San Francisco State University would receive one of its annual awards, citing her “courage, persistence, political foresight, and concern for human rights . . . in her scholarship, teaching, [and] public advocacy” as well as her efforts to “advance the agenda for social change in Palestine, the United States, and internationally.” Those efforts, notes Jonathan Marks, include supporting the exclusion of the Jewish campus group Hillel from a university-wide event, and lambasting the school’s president for apologizing for that exclusion:

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More about: Academia, Anti-Semitism, Israel on campus