Antisemitism is the ‘canary in the coalmine of global hatred’, UN expert warns – The Jewish Chronicle

A leading United Nations expert has said antisemitism is “toxic to democracy” as he reported his findings on the rise in Jew-hate to the General Assembly. Ahmed Shaheed, UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, noted that antisemitism was rising on both the left and right. “I am alarmed by the growing use…

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How the BDS movement is poisoning academic discourse: a case study of Henry Maitles and Critical and Radical Social Work, by Philip Mendes, Fathom, February 2019

The academic Left, influenced by the Boycott, Divestment and Sections (BDS) movement, is abandoning core academic standards when it comes to the Israeli-Palestine conflict. In September 2018, the respected journal Critical and Radical Social Work (Policy Press, University of Bristol) published a remarkably simplistic and arguably non-scholarly paper by an academic from Scotland about the…

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