“It’s a disgrace for Sweden”: neo-Nazis march on Synagogue on Yom Kippur

Written by Robert Börjesson, translated by Yael W. Originally published here.They survived the concentration camps- now Nazis are demonstrating outside their synagogue.Nordic Resistance movement- Nordiska Motståndsrörelsen (NMR)This Nazi organisation NMR was given permission to demonstrate in Gothenburg on the 30th September. The Jewish community in Gothenburg have protested against NMR being allowed to demonstrate near the […]

Jewish Fear, Love, & Solidarity in the Wake of Charlottesville

By Jonah BoyarinOriginally published on jewschool.com August 17, 2017, and reproduced with permission.Jewish FearJewish fear is American Neo-Nazis chanting “Blood and Soil” on American soil.Jewish fear is that buzzing feeling in our bones that won’t let us sleep at night, because we don’t know when it will come next.Jewish fear is American Neo-Nazis chanting “Blood […]

Jews, Fascism and Antisemitism. A paradoxical alliance?

By Ann Elizabeth FinkIn Israel, the son of the Prime Minister of the Jewish State, Yair Netanyahu, posts an image on his Facebook page that is laden with antisemitic imagery. He draws an equivalence between what he refers to as far-right “scum” and leftist “thugs”. He also claims that lefties hate America and Israel and are […]

Antisemitism, Palestine, and the Mizrahi Question

By Tallie Ben DanielChapter from On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice, Jewish Voice for Peace, Haymarket 2017, 71-80 and footnotes. Reproduced with permission. You can purchse your copy here. As a Mizrahi Jewish person, I am often shocked by the ways mainstream US Jewish histories and cultural scripts erase Mizrahi experiences and histories.1 This […]

Interview with: Jews against Fascism (JaF)  

Can you start by telling us how it was that Jews against fascism was formed?In April 2015 Melbourne saw the largest street mobilisation of the far right for decades when Reclaim Australia held their rally. This was also one of the largest counter rallies that was held at the time. I think a number of […]

Are you antisemitic? 10 Thing You Might Be Doing

– Jews and revolutionary JewsFrom the Facebook group ‘juives et juifs révolutionnaires’ 1) If you think the words “Israel”, “Zionists” and “Jews” are interchangeable; you may be antisemitic.2) If you think that a Jewish conspiracy controls the media / international finance / politics / lobbies, you are antisemitic. There is no conspiracy, end of argument. Sorry, conspis […]

On the Nakba and the Jewish Left

By Robin RothfieldA few months ago the Jewish Left remembered the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the occupation which followed this war. On the occupation the Left was united in its condemnation of the government of Netanyahu in its failure to curb the expansion of the settlements and to prevent the ongoing severe […]

Antisemitism in the Palestine Solidarity Movement?

By Vivienne Porzsolt This is an abridged version of a paper presented at National Conference, BDS – Driving Global Justice for Palestine, University of Sydney, 28 -29 July 2017 View the entire panel below.While others have spoken of the spurious charges of antisemitism used to silence opposition to Israel, I will examine and address the extent to which real […]