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Friday, August 24, 2018

TGIF: Defining Anti-Semitism, Threatening Free Speech

In May the benign-sounding Anti-Semitism Awareness Act appeared before the U.S Congress “to provide for consideration a definition of anti-Semitism for the enforcement of Federal antidiscrimination laws concerning education programs or activities.” 
No big deal? Let us see.
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TGIF (The Goal Is Freedom) appears on Fridays. Sheldon Richman, author of America's Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited, keeps the blog Free Association and is executive editor of The Libertarian Institute. He is also a senior fellow and chair of the trustees of the Center for a Stateless Society and a contributing editor at

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How does a naval blockade "resemble" what the Nazis did to the Jews?

How does a statement of the fact that the Land of Israel is the historical homeland of the Jewish people mean that the State of Israel speaks for all Jews? Italy and Ireland are the historical homelands of the Italian and Irish people. Does that mean that Italy and Ireland speak for Italian and Irish Americans?

Why should the Palestinians have the right to national self-determination within the State of Israel, which is a Jewish national state? Self-determination is a political term that is synonymous with sovereignty.

People who criticize Israel in the language of criticism are not necessarly antisemites. But people like yourself who vilify Israel on the basis of second- and third-hand sources that you are unequipped to verify or evaluate certainly can be said to bear enormous animosity and resentment toward the State of Israel. If you have the courage for it, I will be more than happy to engage you here on all the issues.

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