Tagged: antisemitism

Notes From Beyond the Tinderbox

Contrary to the implicit and socially-imposed assumption of our era, it is not inherently antisemitic to disagree with, or even to soundly criticize, the policies or actions of the Israeli government, including during a time of conflict. The Israeli government is comprised of the elected representatives of the people of Israel. If Israelis themselves decided that they no longer trusted the leadership of...

How Dare You Laugh!

Dave Chappelle, a clever comedian of the social satire bent, though not quite to my taste, began his (according to news reporting) “controversial” appearance as guest host on Saturday Night Live last weekend with an inordinately long opening monologue — the only part of the episode that I have seen, or would care to see — in which he touched on several topical...