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antisemitism


  • Weighing the Evidence when a President is Accused of Antisemitism

    by Rafael Medoff

    In weighing the evidence that has so far been produced concerning Trump, one must consider the standards that historians have applied with regard to the other three presidents who have been accused of antisemitism—Richard Nixon, Harry Truman, and Franklin Roosevelt.



  • McCarthy was anti-Communist. Was he also anti-Semitic?

    by Larry Tye

    McCarthy’s reckless accusations and trampling of witnesses’ rights were offensive to age-old Jewish values, with or without overt anti-Semitism. That’s easy to say in hindsight, but was also the verdict of Jewish Americans at the time. 



  • Kansas Newspaper Equates Mask Mandate With Holocaust, Drawing Fire

    Rabbi Moti Rieber, executive director of Kansas Interfaith Action, said most if not all comparisons of current political events to the Holocaust are “odious” and said it’s “incoherent” to equate an action designed to save lives with mass murder. 



  • St. Louis’s Statue of Pius XII: A Double-Standard

    by Eunice G. Pollack

    If Yale has renamed a residential college named for John C. Calhoun and Princeton will cease to name its public policy school after Woodrow Wilson, the Jesuit St. Louis University should consider evidence of Pope Pius XII's actions in the face of the Holocaust and remove his statue from campus. 



  • Four Years Embedded with the Alt-Right

    Documentarian Daniel Lombroso followed several prominent white nationalist media figures for his documentary film White Noise, which will screen on June 20 through AFI. 


  • How the GOP Brought Antisemitism from the Margins to the White House

    A new website tracking incidents of right-wing antisemitism finds that rarely a week goes by without the Republican Party boosting white nationalism. A long history of conservative maneuvering to portray Democrats and the left as antisemitic helps explain the lack of political consequences.


  • Trump's Bad "Bloodlines"

    by Rafael Medoff

    Donald Trump recently continued an ignoble legacy of American presidents endorsing eugenics and other pseudoscientific theories of racial hierarchy.


  • A Courageous Catholic Voice Against Antisemitism

    by Stephen H. Norwood and Rafael Medoff

    As the harassment and beatings of Jews in the streets of Boston reached epidemic levels in 1943, one hundred Jewish boys and girls, ages 12 to 16, sent a poignant petition to the mayor.