A New Book Explores the Paradox of Left-Wing Anti-Semitism, but Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Feb. 15 2021

In The Jews Don’t Count, the British comedian, novelist, and television personality David Baddiel reacts to his uncomfortable discovery that there are many who will fight vigorously against the faintest expression of bigotry of just about any kind, but will ignore or defend anti-Semitism. Nick Cohen, reviewing the book, takes the case of the acclaimed American novelist Alice Walker—who has written vile anti-Semitic poems and endorsed the most paranoiac fantasies about Jewish world domination—as an example:

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More about: Alice Walker, Anti-Semitism, Labor Party (UK), United Kingdom

Why a Government Victory in Southwestern Syria Is Bad News for Israel

Sept. 17 2021

Last week, Russia negotiated a ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the city of Daraa, where the initial protests that sparked the uprising against Bashar al-Assad began. The agreement ended a 75-day assault on the city, located near the country’s southwestern border, by Russian, Iranian, and Syrian forces. Jonathan Spyer explains the significance of these events:

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More about: Golan Heights, Iran, Israeli Security, Russia, Syrian civil war