Even in Pro-American Countries, Arabic Television Channels Spew Anti-Semitism and Anti-Americanism

Sept. 3 2020

In a brief but comprehensive survey of the state of Arabic-language broadcasting, Alberto Miguel Fernandez explains how Turkey has become a center for Arab Islamist television, the relationship between state and private channels, and the anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, and anti-Western “poison” that fills programming even on stations “influenced or controlled by countries that are ostensibly allies of the United States.” He also notes the notorious Al-Jazeera network’s role in promoting the narrative that the 2006 Lebanon war was a Hizballah victory. (Video, 27 minutes.)

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More about: Al Jazeera, anti-Americanism, Arab anti-Semitism, Arab World, Hizballah, Media

At America’s Best Universities, Biblical Religion Is a Curiosity, if Not a Menace

Oct. 20 2021

At the time of Columbia University’s founding in 1784, notes Meir Soloviechik, the leader of the local synagogue, Gershom Mendes Seixas, was made a member of its board of regents. A Jewish student even gave a commencement address, composed by Seixas, in Hebrew. In the 20th century, Columbia attracted numerous Jews with the relaxation of quotas, and was the first secular university to create a chair in Jewish history. Barnard College, Columbia’s all-women’s school, was itself founded by a Jewish woman, and today has a large number of Orthodox Jewish students.

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More about: American Jewry, American Religion, Columbia University, Orthodoxy, University