The New Anti-Semitism

The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It

“Anyone who wants to understand the connection between anti-Semitism, Islamic terrorism, the role of propaganda and appeasement must read this book.” –Natan Sharansky, author, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror

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You are cordially invited to attend my book events. The following is a current list of my appearances which I will update over time. For further information about all events please contact the sponsoring organization.

  • January 13, 2015
    Westchester Jewish Center
    Mamaroneck, NY
  • January 16, 2015
    Aish HaTorah
    New York, NY
  • February 13-16, 2015
    Limmud NY Conference
    Stamford, CT
  • February 26, 2015
    Rotary Club of NY
    New York, NY
  • March 22, 2015
    Har Zion Temple
    Penn Valley, Pa.
  • March 28, 2015
    Bard Graduate Center
    New York, NY
  • April 6, 2015
    McGill / Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy
    Montreal, Canada
  • April 28, 2015
    East Rockaway Jewish Center
    Hewlett, NY
  • May 6, 2015
    Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York
    Albany, NY
  • May 18, 2015
    University Club
    New York, NY
  • May 31, 2015
    Tifereth Israel Synagogue
    New Bedford, MA

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Latest Articles

Op-Ed: Obama's Boys Campaign from Tel Aviv-Ted Cruz Responds

January 30, 2015  •  Israel National News

The White House is "dismayed," "displeased," "angry" over Prime Minister Netanyahu's upcoming address to Congress.

The White House's "Dismay over Netanyahu Visit Extends to (Israeli) Ambassador."

Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to recent German elections. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met with Obama twice—each time before the British elections.
That is the title of aJanuary 29th piece in the New York Times. Accepting Speaker Boehner's invitation is seen as proof of "a further decay in relations between Republicans and the White House;" the White House has called the (Republican Congressional) invitation "a breach of diplomatic protocol," and has announced that President Obama will not meet with PM Netanyahu as a "matter of policy": It does not meet with world leaders close to their election so as not to interfere in a foreign election.

This is beyond ironic; in fact, it is one Big very fat Lie.

As Thomas Rose at Breitbart points out: Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel prior to recent German elections. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met with Obama twice—each time before the British elections.



France Implores Jews Not To Leave, Offers Military Protection

January 28, 2015  •  Breitbart

Earlier this week, before leaving for Auschwitz to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of the Nazi German extermination camp, President Francois Hollande appealed to French Jews, saying that "You, French people of the Jewish faith, France is your country, your place is here, in your home."

Earlier in January, in an interview in The Atlantic, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that "If 100,000 people of Spanish origin were to leave, I would never say that France is not France anymore. But if 100,000 Jews leave, France will no longer be France. The French Republic will be judged a failure."



Persecuted Christians Join Yazidis in Iraq's Fight Against ISIS

January 28, 2015  •  Breitbart

The savage Muslim persecution of Assyrian Christians and Yazidi (Zoroastrian/Hindus) by Sunni Muslims in the Middle East and in Shiite Iran has reached fever-pitch. ISIS has systematically murdered, tortured, captured, and enslaved Yazidi girls and women. They have done likewise to the Assyrians in Syria and Iraq. Iran has persecuted Assyrians as well.

In terms of ISIS in Syria and Iraq: It is important to note that Western-born and Western-raised fighters have joined these barbaric warriors. This is a dangerous phenomenon because these fighters are choosing barbarism over civilization.

Last week, two Yazidi women managed, miraculously, to recently escape their captors. Their information is very valuable. Through them we learn the following:



The four Saudi princesses: Obama mum on plight of Muslim women

January 27, 2015  •  New York Post

President Obama, who chose not to join France's march for freedom, cut his state visit to democratic, nuclear India short in order to stop in Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay his respects to the new king, Salman al-Saud, upon the death of King Abdullah.

Is this an urgent state matter or a matter of Realpolitik? Not necessarily. During a 2009 G-20 conference, Obama shocked people when he bowed down quite low to King Abdullah, 5'11". On that same visit, Obama didn't bow to Queen Elizabeth, 5'4".

Perhaps the president's visit is better seen as part of what he has said, many times, is his mandate to reach out to the Muslim world.

Obama has refused to call ISIS "Islamic," or to connect Jihad or terrorism with "Islam." His administration has been obsessively concerned with the false concept of "Islamophobia."

And, while our president has frequently spoken out on behalf of African-American and Muslim men, he has been all but silent about African-American and Muslim women.

Now it is urgent that he break this silence. There are Muslim and ex-Muslim dissidents and feminists who are desperate to hear supportive words from the leader of the free world.



The UK's FGM Crisis: 500 Cases of Female Mutilation Identified in One Month in 2014

January 27, 2015  •  Breitbart

Almost 500 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) were identified by hospitals across the UK in just one month in late 2014.

According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), fifteen cases were documented daily in the month of November. However, 25% of the HSCIC Trusts did not submit documentation. This suggests that the number of actual cases is much higher.



Op-Ed: NY Times Lethal Anti-Israel Journalism Strikes Again

January 26, 2015  •  Israel National News

Like the White House, the New York Times is potentially guilty of incitement to genocide and defamation; certainly, they are guilty of slanting the news about Israel in every way possible.

This time, the Paper of Propaganda, has published a 1250 word piece that takes up three columns on page A4 and another three columns on page A9—and it has four photos as well.



Dr. Phyllis Chesler and Dr. Richard Landes

January 23, 2015  •  JBS

Dr. Phyllis Chesler and Dr. Richard Landes

A Conversation about Anti-Semitism

Sponsored by EMET (Endowment for Middle East Truth).

December 2, 2014

Jewish Broadcasting Service

» Watch conversation here


Portugal Extends Olive Branch to Jews Violently Expelled in 1536

January 23, 2015  •  Breitbart

Portugal, which expelled its Jews in 1536, is now poised to adopt a "return law" for the Jewish and non-Jewish descendants of Portugal's Sephardi Jews. This law was passed in 2013 and is expected to become "effective" by March 2015.

Portugal's Inquisition against the Jews—especially against those who had converted to Christianity—was brutal and long-lasting. Fiendish methods of torture were employed: racking, "relaxation" (burning at the stake), perpetual slave labor, burning at the stake. All Jewish goods were confiscated. At least 40,000 Jews were tried, impoverished, tortured, murdered, or exiled.

Some Jews managed to flee. Many of these Jews had previously fled Spain during the Spanish Inquisition against the Jews and against Jewish converts to Christianity who were suspected of secretly practicing Judaism. A great hero—actually, a heroine– of the Jewish people, Dona Gracia Ha Nasi (Beatrice de Luna Mendes), saved many of the Jews of Portugal.



Radical Muslim Scholars Demand UN Impose Worldwide Ban on 'Contempt of Religion'

January 22, 2015  •  Breitbart

Earlier this week, the Qatar-based international Union of Muslim Scholars– headed by Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the spiritual guide of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood– called upon the United Nations to make "contempt of religions" illegal.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the Union said that there should be "protection for 'prophets'" and urged the UN to issue a "law criminalizing contempt of religions and the prophets and all the holy sites."

The Muslim scholars also urged the West to "protect Muslim communities following the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo."

This is very strange. Jews, Christians, Hindus, and atheists have not been attacking Muslims.



Op-Ed: Jihad by Civilian

January 21, 2015  •  Israel National News

Jihad has rapidly taken a new and ominous shape.

In the past, bombs were exploded—either human homicide bombs or car/truck bombs. Rockets were launched. Unbelievably, planes were once flown into major Western targets.

Now, President Obama empowers the radical Islamic world further by refusing to join the words "terrorism" and "Islam" and by insisting that Islam is a religion of "peace." Obama continues to empower Iran to become a nuclear power and, most fatefully, empowers the recruitment efforts of The Islamic State.

He does so each time he refuses to say that the Free World or the Judeo-Christian West is at war with Islamic barbarianism or with radical political Islam.

I once feared and tried to monitor Palestinian and pro-Palestinian surging, potential lynch mobs in the Middle East, in Israel, and globally. The marches and demonstrations, both in the street and on campuses in the West have, over the years, become more aggressive, louder, more entitled.



Model Awareness: Cosmo UK's Bold Honor Killing Cover

January 20, 2015  •  Breitbart, reposted at Middle East Forum

The cover is shocking, gruesome, and bold. It features the face of a woman encased in plastic, being smothered to death. A video shows the plastic wrapping being ripped open, "signifying the release of women from violence."

Cosmopolitan magazine in the UK has released a mock-up cover of their February issue, designed by Leo Burnett Chase, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about honor killings. The cover is that of a 17-year-old British-Pakistani girl, Shafilea Ahmed, who was suffocated to death by her parents in 2003 for the crime of refusing an arranged marriage.

Cosmo has joined Karma Nirvana and the Henry Jackson Society in organizing an "inaugural Day of Memory for Britain's Lost Women, which will take place July 14—the day of Shafilea Ahmed's birthday."



Teen Muslim Girls Face Arrest in Malaysia for Hugging K-Pop Boy Band

January 15, 2015  •  Breitbart

Young teenage Muslim girls in Malaysia, wearing hijab, were so excited by popular Korean "boy" band B1A4 that they jumped onstage to hug and kiss (!) some musicians.

They are now being asked to turn themselves in or face arrest. The girls are being accused of having shamed Islam, their race, and their religion with such a display of affection in public. They are viewed as having violated Sharia law by touching members of the opposite sex who are also infidels. Their "crime" was caught on video:

The K-pop band is claiming that it was a staged drama, a "romance parody."



Op-Ed: Everything has been Turned on its Head

January 15, 2015  •  Israel National News

Last night, I lectured at a synagogue in Westchester. Afterwards, a man came up "to shake my hand." He had asked me this exact question about Western survival and I had answered him partly based on the Arutz Sheva article I recently wrote on the question. Then he told me:

"Our son was supposed to be at the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Luckily, something prevented him from going but we spent the weeks afterwards calling up many of his Boston-area friends to see how they were. What will it take for Americans to wake up and to take Jihad seriously? If 9/11 and Ft Hood and the Boston Marathon Bombing did not do it, I am afraid to think of what will."

A young college student said: "If I say any of the things you have just said, my friends would call me crazy."

Said I: "So what? If you opt for popularity and conformity you will never develop the strength to stand up to evil or to tell the truth. Remember: Evil always prevails when the good people are afraid to stop it, lest they not only become pariahs--they may also lose their livelihoods and their lives."

I thought she was going to faint.



Op-Ed: What the West Must Do In Order to Survive

January 13, 2015  •  Israel National News

If Europe does not do the following immediately, the birthplace of the Western enterprise will soon be conquered by barbarism.

First, the European Union must dissolve itself. Borders and passports must return. No one should be allowed to travel unhindered from European country to European country.

Second, each European country must pass legislation to deport all those who are on "no fly" lists; all radical imams at radical mosques, together with their radicalized followers in mosques and in prisons; and all those who have traveled to Iraq, Syria, and Yemen for jihadi training.

Third, legislation must empower police and military forces to physically abolish the "no-go" zones–the hostile, separatist Muslim-only neighborhoods in which the European rule of law does not exist and which are ruled, instead, by vigilantism, terrorism, and a superstitious version of Sharia law.

The word "Islamic" (or "Islamist") must sanely be joined to the word "terrorism" in the lexicon of the FBI, CIA, and Office of Homeland Security.
Fourth, the most vigorous requirements must be put in place for new immigrants and for the families of existing immigrants.

I truly wonder whether France will both pass and enforce such legislation.



Yazidis Forced to Give Blood to Wounded ISIS Fighters: Report

January 13, 2015  •  Breitbart

Tonight, BBC Arabic will air a new documentary, Slaves of the Caliphate, whichdocuments the horrendous plight of captured Yazidi girls and women. This film will be broadcast on BBC World on January 17, 2015.

The first Yazidi sex slave to reveal her identity—Hamshe—talks about what happened to her and to others. Disclosed for the first time: in addition to being forced to sexually service ISIS jihadists, these girls and women were also forced to "give blood to wounded fighters."

Activist Nareen Shammo has been keeping track of hundreds of kidnapped Yazidi; she has tried to locate them and negotiate their return.



Hindu Nursing Lecturer Hacked to Death for Not Wearing Hijab

January 12, 2015  •  Breitbart

The Islamists hacked her to death in broad daylight in Bangladesh and held the horrified onlookers at bay with firearms.

On January 11, 2015, Anjali Devi, 57, was brutally murdered by a group of young men associated with Jamayat-e-Islami.

She was a Hindu, living in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, an honored teacher of nursing at a medical college, a nurse who was concerned with proper hygiene for nurses.



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