Driving the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is anti-Semitism—not human rights. Read More
Saving Mr. Banks, the new film chronicling Walt Disney’s bid to secure movie rights to Mary Poppins, was released on Friday. Although an incredibly talented and innovative animator, director and producer, Disney’s reputation will be forever tarnished by his well-known anti-Semitism and support for racist causes. Disney participated in several racist initiatives, including the pro-Nazi German American Bund and was a close friend of the Nazi propagandist and Hitler confidante Leni Riefenstahl. He was also allied with the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, another anti-Semitic organization.
I’ve read some heavy-duty attacks on Israel and Jews in my time, but they pale beside the anti-Semitic diatribe recently offered by Roger Waters, co-founder and former front man of the legendary British rock band Pink Floyd. In an interview with CounterPunch online magazine, Waters experienced a shocking Jew-hating colonic.
Anti-Semitism is out of style at Parsons.
Students at The New School of Design are angrily protesting the schools’ controversial new hire: designer John Galliano, the notorious deliverer of a hateful, pro-Hitler tirade in 2011.
The world-renowned design college has reportedly hired Mr. Galliano to teach a short workshop on “emotion” this May. Upon hearing Read More
Maureen Dowd created a minor anti-Semitism scandal yesterday, just in time for Rosh Hashanah. What a shonda!
Apparently, suggesting that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are puppets manipulated by neocon puppet masters can be taken the wrong way. Critics (like Jeffery Goldberg in The Atlantic) allege that the imagery plays into old anti-Semitic stereotypes.
But what about the other imagery lurking in Ms. Dowd’s column? Let’s take a look.
It may be a “Sunny day (where) everything’s A-Ok” on Sesame Street but New York City apparently draws a slightly tougher crowd.
On Sunday afternoon, police officials escorted childhood icon Elmo (or, rather, an Elmo impersonator) out of Central Park on a stretcher headed for psychological evaluation at Metropolitan Hospital Center, the Times reported. Although we would normally expect a chorus of sobs from the children witnessing such a site, this Elmo had ruffled enough feathers with his anti-semetic and xenophobic jabs that bystanders were more than willing to say ‘good riddance!’
On Tuesday afternoon, according to The Times, the man in the suit, who calls himself Adam Sandler (perhaps alluding to his self-acclaimed ‘comedic’ talents), returned to his post in the park after being released from psychological evaluation earlier that morning.
“I’m sort of sneaking back in,” he told The Times.
“Depressing” is a word I find myself using a lot this week, and in the weeks leading up to the holiday-season cornucopia of year-end movies. Don’t worry. War Horse, Steven Spielberg’s master blend of heartwarming artistry and entertainment, is on the way. Meanwhile, I fear too many people who cannot bear to Read More
An outbreak of anti-Semitic violence in the Midwood section of Brooklyn—coming on the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, no less—is a sad reminder that even in this famously tolerant city, there are those who eagerly tend the fires of hatred and bigotry.