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ISGAP Flashpoint

With a focus on the contemporary context, ISGAP Flashpoint features articles designed to foster public debate about critical issues related to developments in global antisemitism.


Ending a Century of Palestinian Rejectionism

By Daniel Pipes | December 4, 2015 | Flashpoint 5 Palestinians are on the wrong track and will not get off it until the outside world demands better of them. News comes every year or two of a campaign of violence spurred by Palestinian political and religious leaders spreading wild-eyed conspiracy theories (the favorite: Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem is under threat). A spasm of unprovoked . . . Read More

How Not to Grieve for Victims of Terrorism: Judith Butler’s Hypocritical Response to the Paris Attacks

By Gabriel Noah Brahm | December 2, 2015 | Flashpoint 4 Three days after the obscene terror attacks of November 13, 2015, in Paris, Judith Butler—a leading BDS philosopher, who has called for an end to Jewish sovereignty and self-determination in Israel[1]—had this to say. Quit whining, Paris. It’s not all just about you. Consider the Palestinians. I am paraphrasing, of course. Here are Butler’s original . . . Read More

Antisemitism, Made in France (2000-2015)

By Marc Knobel | November 25, 2015 | Flashpoint 3 (English translation) For several years within the contentious field of antisemitism, we have seen a routine emerge of obscene words, selective outrage and blatant antisemitic assaults. But this violence forms part of a more general pattern, starting from the time of the second Intifada (2000) when anti-Jewish violence swept almost simultaneously across France and throughout . . . Read More

Escalation of Palestinian violence

By Shlomo Brom | November 20, 2015 | Flashpoint 2 The recent escalation in Palestinian violence was brought about by events in early September 2015, when tensions regarding the Temple Mount (Al-Aqsa Mosque) rose between Israelis and Palestinians. Violence broke out during the Jewish High Holidays, that saw an increase in Jewish worshippers to the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, as well as an . . . Read More

Palestinian Violence and Failure of Leadership

By Bassem Eid | November 20, 2015 | Flashpoint 1 I am disheartened and worried about the violence being perpetrated in Israel by my fellow Palestinians. This recent wave of violence started at the Al-Aqsa mosque, in East Jerusalem, and extended to the rest of East Jerusalem, to the West Bank, and then to all of Israel does not seem to have any positive consequences . . . Read More
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