Black Lives Matter and the Jews
We are witnessing the demise of a liberal culture, and its replacement by a radical and hostile culture.
This emerging movement claims to advance fairness, justice, and righting historical wrongs; but its actions are doing the opposite. Sadly, it’s hard for Jews not to be fooled by good intentions.
America’s Jews, who have been in the forefront of the struggles for black civil rights, now face a serious dilemma.
While the slogan “Black Lives Matter” is a justified plea for equal treatment and a passionate commitment to the well-being of our black fellow Americans, significant elements within the Black Lives Matter leadership pose a threat to the Jewish community.
While purportedly combating racism, too many Black Lives Matter demonstrations have intensified the already prevalent anti-Semitism coming from other vociferous anti-Zionists and Jew-baiters. Moreover, the original 2016 BLM manifesto contains vicious demonization of Jews and Israel, including blood libels and conspiracy theories concerning the murder of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers.
As shown in the video, we cannot afford to allow our compassion for social justice to delude us as to the ugly reality of a dangerous form of Jew-hatred emerging from non-traditional sources.
The Influence of Qatar on American High Schools: Collusion of Haters and Educators
The kingdom of Qatar uses its enormous wealth to promote radical Islam around the world. Qatar is a leading sponsor of global terrorism. It has provided funding to al-Qa‘idah, ISIS, Hamas, and the Muslim Brotherhood
Qatar is also a major promoter of Jew-hatred. Qatar has been active in distributing anti-Semitic educational material in the Arab and Muslim world, including cartoons repeating blood libels which are meant to incite children against the Jewish people.
In addition to promoting terrorism, Qatar has invested billions in trying to influence American politics and education. Most disturbingly, Qatar has targeted the American educational system as a way of influencing American politics and foreign policy.
Qatar funds K-12 Middle East Studies curricula for use by American teachers which promote the pro-Arab, pro-Islamic, anti-American, and anti-Israel points of view. This is often done under the guise of “mutual understanding” or “global citizenship.”
Qatari efforts to influence U.S. education are managed through the Qatar Foundation International. In Massachusetts, QFI promotes its educational agenda through Primary Source, an educational non-profit which trains K-12 teachers in “global education.” At least three high school history teachers in the Newton, Massachusetts, school system participated in Qatari-funded programs.
Qatar is not the only Arab country influencing American public school children. Taxpayer-funded school textbooks are often vetted by activists with Saudi ties, who advise and influence major American textbook companies.
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Hates Spaces (Trailer)
On American campuses today, many Jewish students who grew up with expectations of equality, inclusion, and a nurturing learning environment, are saddened to discover a harsh and ugly reality, one which is mostly ignored by college officials.
The hostility toward Jewish students on campus is part of a larger change within academia, which has embraced radical social activism, ideological indoctrination, and coerced conformity.
The film illustrates how anti-Semitism is being made fashionable at many American universities through the on-going academic de-legitimization of Israel, the normalization of hatred in the name of social justice, and massive donations of Arab oil money to universities.
Hate Spaces includes commentary and analysis from distinguished writers and academics including Professors Alan Dershowitz of Harvard, William Jacobson of Cornell and Richard Landes of Boston University, along with journalists Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal, and Caroline Glick of The Jerusalem Post.
Morally Confused Rabbi Howard Jaffe Enables CAIR Fundraising at Temple
APT exposed an event at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, Massachusetts where Rabbi Howard Jaffe allowed a CAIR official to raise money from his congregation. According to the ADL and the FBI, CAIR was founded as a Hamas fundraising front group. Hamas proclaims all Jews must be killed. Hamas murders Jews. Helping CAIR officials raise funds is unacceptable. Rabbis cannot demand to be above criticism, especially when they engage in politics.