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Why does anti-Semitism still exist?

03/02/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

The evil pursuit of the Jewish people has continued for millennia, which is why historian Robert Wistrich called anti-Semitism "the longest hatred." Every time this irrational vitriol seems to be dying out, it reinvents itself with a different look and a different name. But the goal is always...

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How Anti-Semitic Alliances Unite Enemies

02/07/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

One of the first lessons we learn in the history of anti-Semitism is that hatred makes strange bedfellows. The oddest of partnerships have been formed around a common enemy. 

Nazi Alliance with Islam

An example of this friendship between enemies is that of the Nazi regime, which believed...

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The Real Reason Arabs in Israel Do Not Want to Live in 'Palestine'

02/06/20
by Khaled Abu Toameh
Why are the 250,000 Arab Israelis living in the Triangle area strongly opposed to the idea of becoming part of a Palestinian state?   Many Arab citizens of Israel see how Palestinians living under the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip are subject to human...

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How ‘Righteous’ Does One Need to Be?

01/11/20
by Susan Michael, ICEJ USA Director

The historical account of the Holocaust would not be complete without the amazing stories of the brave individuals who risked their lives to save Jews. This is why Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust Memorial, works tirelessly to locate and honor them as “Righteous Among the Nations.”

While it...

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The “Big Lie” against the Jews

12/04/19
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

When we think of Germany under the Nazi regime, we have images of a military police state in which the people were coerced to acquiescence, and to speak against the regime would have meant the loss of one’s life. However, Hitler also had a stunningly effective propaganda strategy that aided in...

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How the Church Failed the Jewish People

11/06/19
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

It is a part of fallen human nature to need a scapegoat. Human beings tend to look for someone else to blame for their problems, someone to look down upon so they feel better about themselves. It’s easier to hold grudges and even take revenge than to forgive and demonstrate the very compassion...

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What Are Palestinian Leaders Afraid Of?

11/03/19
by by Khaled Abu Toameh
  Hamas justified the arrest of Qatoush by accusing him of "leaking security details." It is not clear how a complaint about economic hardship has turned into a security-related case. In the eyes of Hamas, however, it seems that any Palestinian who dares to complain about the bad economy in the...

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Relations Between Jews and Arabs in Israel

10/03/19
by Rafi Smith

The study finds that most Arab Israelis are in favor of the Arab parties joining the government, but do not recognize Israel’s right to define itself as the nation-state of the Jewish People. Additionally – 65% of Arabs are proud to be Israeli – the highest since 2003.

The Guttman Center...

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Why Is Anti-Semitism So Dangerous?

09/27/19
by Susan Michael, ICEJ US Director

Nothing can unite people in pursuit of a common cause like hatred.  And no ideological movement is more dangerous than one held together by the hatred of a demonized enemy.

Anti-Semitism—singling out the Jewish people as the root of society’s ills—is an early warning system for such...

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Why Arabs Hate Palestinians

09/20/19
by Khaled Abu Toameh

You simply cannot burn pictures of the Saudi crown prince one day and rush to Riyadh to seek money the next. You cannot shout slogans against the Egyptian president one day and go to Cairo to seek political backing the next.

Remarkably, Turki al-Hamad, a Saudi writer, did what even some...

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