Some topics are easy to debate – persecution, anti-Constitutional measures, even civil asset forfeiture. But other topics can be difficult to discuss because they are difficult to hear. One of those is antisemitism on the part of the Christian community. Does it happen? Here today to dissect this issue is author and commentator Olivier Melnick (newantisemitism.com). Have Christians persecuted Jews in the past because of verses in the Bible? Was it because they had a hand in killing Christ? Was it because they were Jewish or for some other reason? Olivier discusses all of this plus the history of anti-Jewish acts all the way up to today.
Straight from the 'tag anything not leftist as white supremacism' playbook here in America, groups aligned with the BDS movement in Israel are now shouting 'Jewish supremacism!' Back with us today to dive into this is Dexter Van Zile (camera.org), Christian Media Analyst with the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis. Political narratives from different groups are spun instead of reality and that leads to justification for actions against Israel. Christian groups are caught up in it, noting that since Jewish groups inside Israel are beating up on Israel, then it's OK to do so as well. In short, believing the untrue narrative forces Christian groups to lie about Israel.
We have seen anti-Semitic attitudes, groups, and ideologies throughout the world, but what goes into the thinking behind it? Dr. Charles Jacobs (peaceandtolerance.org), President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, joins us today. People oppose Israel because of whatever it is they think the country is doing, but ignore blatant slavery in African countries. The UN and many people in the West look down on Israel. Many Jews in the West tend to vote for politicians who are clearly anti-Semitic. Dr. Jacobs gives his theories for why all of these things are happening.
Should universities force students to take ethnic studies classes in order to graduate? Tammi Rossman-Benjamin (www.amchainitiative.org), Co-Founder and Director of the AMCHA Initiative is back with us to discuss how ethnic studies teachers often have a strong BDS mindset and many Jewish leaders are worried that indoctrination against Israel could engender violence against pro-Zionist students.
We look at the oppressor versus oppressed mindset of many anti-Israel academicians. This leads universities to treat unfairly those students who favor Israel. Tuition-paying students should be treated equally by the universities, regardless of their ideologies.
A soft layer of anti-semitism surrounds a lot of the cancel culture on campus and within the protests we see playing out every night in America. Today, we welcome back long-time friend of the show Dexter Van Zile (www.camera.org), Christian Media Analyst for CAMERA. He discusses the case of a Jewish scholar who, despite immense fanfare at his hiring, was quietly let go after his support for Israel was discovered. These leftist bullying tactics are spreading from college campuses into the streets and into everyday lives.