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Jun 23, 2019, 8:52 AM
Israelis, and Jews in General, Are Not ‘Appropriating’ Anything
With the "debate" over Israel's legitimacy permeating Western campuses and media, Israeli culture has periodically oscillated in and out of the limelight. In particular, disputes over what aspects of Israeli culture - especially Israeli cuisine - are "authentically" Israeli...
May 28, 2019, 8:33 AM
New York Times Whitewashes Ashkenazim — Again
It was Monday morning. I was making the rounds on Facebook when a certain Israellycool article grabbed my attention. The headline read: "Haters Attack Aladdin Actor Mena Massoud For Posting About Israeli Restaurant". Author 'Aussie Dave' implored his readers to show...
Feb 26, 2019, 7:06 AM
Attention Mainstream Media: If Copts Are People of Color, Then So Are Jews
A few days ago, pop culture website Entertainment Weekly published a glowing editorial on Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony. The article's raison d'être was to celebrate a momentous occasion: in particular, what they claim is the very first time in...
Feb 21, 2019, 1:43 AM
No Such Thing As A “White European” Ashkenazi Jew
Today's generation of Jews are experiencing an anti-Semitism renaissance. Although Western reckoning with the Holocaust temporarily forced overt Judenhass underground, anti-Semitism was far from finished. It began its slow, steady climb back into mainstream consciousness by the late '60s,...
Dec 25, 2018, 9:50 PM
Ashkenazi Jews Are Indigenous To Israel, Not Europe
For Jews, awareness of our indigeneity to Israel is of paramount importance. It is a vital reminder of who we are, where we come from, and what our ancestors died to defend. It is the antidote to centuries of...
Aug 16, 2018, 10:07 AM
Nope, Sorry. I’m Still Calling Myself White-Passing.
UPDATE 1/31/19: Another Forward article came out recently addressing this very same topic. Unfortunately, it appears to be little more than a retread of the very same points made by Nylah Burton in last year's piece. Ergo, my arguments...
Jun 3, 2018, 11:45 PM
Tamika Mallory Is Right
What can I say? I gotta give credit where it's due. I've criticized Tamika Mallory many times in the past. I've said some very unkind things about her, both on this website and on Twitter, where I addressed her directly....
May 23, 2018, 12:10 PM
Marc Lamont Hill’s ‘7 Myths’ Are Not Myths at All
Whenever we hear the word "myth," images of phantasmal creatures often come to mind. Diminutive dwarves, gargantuan giants, sea serpents with seven heads, and birds whose wings are so large they can blot out the sun. Just as frequently,...
Mar 13, 2018, 1:02 PM
On Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, And “Progressive Left” Hypocrisy
Much ado has been made over antisemite Louis Farrakhan's latest speech (essentially an unhinged, three-hour long rant about how "evil" Jews are), and the "surprising" revelation that his throngs of supporters include none other than Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory,...
Dec 30, 2017, 12:24 AM
Jesus Was Not A Palestinian, Or Even An Arab
Last week was Christmas, a holiday when billions of gentiles* all over the world congregate under a Christmas tree, unwrap presents, and spend a not insignificant amount of time whining that they didn't get what they wanted. All of...
Half-Irish/half-Jewish American activist, musician, and writer.