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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.

The University of Cape Town should uphold itself as a Beacon of Freedom and Vote against a Boycott of Israel

By Professor Ansel Brown | May 24, 2019 | Flashpoint 59 On April 2, 2019, I had the privilege of giving a lecture at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The topic was “The Prospects for African Solidarity and Pan-Africanism,” where I discussed the unique challenges that Africans in the diaspora and Africans in the continent face in our struggle for collective progress and full self-realization. . . . Read More

A Straightforward and Practical Resource for Understanding Labour’s Antisemitism Problem

By Professor David Hirsh | May 7, 2019 | Flashpoint 58 This web page, and the many links contained within it, is a resource for political people who will increasingly find that they need to understand contemporary antisemitism. Please bookmark it and come back to it when you need it. And I’m sorry to tell you that you will need it. Antisemitism always positions its own . . . Read More

We Find Ourselves in a New Kind of Egypt - How do we Leave it?

By Phyllis Chesler | April 17, 2019 | Flashpoint 57 The Jews and Israel are surrounded by verbal, written and violently genocidal enemies. Who is our Moses, our Aaron, our Miriam?  Who has God appointed to lead us to safety?   We find ourselves in a new kind of Egypt—one in which the Jews and Israel are surrounded and inundated 24/7 by thousands of accusations, . . . Read More

Gilets jaunes : je ne peux pas les voir en peinture

By Nidra Poller | February 14, 2019 | Flashpoint 56 Un choc peut être salutaire à condition de ne pas l’épouser. Or, tel n’est pas le cas avec le choc frontal giletjaunesque qui secoue la France depuis plus de deux mois. Une poignée de putschistes se saisit d’une pétition consensuelle contre la hausse du prix de carburant et entraîne la société dans un tête à . . . Read More

The Secret Jewish Plot Against Turkey

By Simon A. Waldman | December 20, 2018 | Flashpoint 55 For Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling elite, there’s a hidden, pernicious and conspiring hand that works tirelessly against the Republic of Turkey. Were it not for the connivance of this clandestine network, Turkey would be a global power and leader of nations. Who are these sinister conspirators who plot within the murky shadows of . . . Read More

L'antisionisme est Totalement Banalisé dans les Campus Américains

By Written by Karen Benchetrit, interview with Nidra Poller | December 19, 2018 | Flashpoint 54 Polarisation extrême de la société, ravages du politiquement correct, antisionisme virulent… le massacre antisémite du 27 octobre qui a eu lieu dans l’Etat de Pennsylvanie révèle une profonde crise morale. Etretien ave l’écrivain et essayiste d’origine américaine Nidra Poller. Karen Benchetrit. L’attentat qui a tué onze personnes dans la synagogue de Pittsburgh a fait resurgir la . . . Read More

Gilets Jaunes: Lost in the Funhouse

By Nidra Poller | December 16, 2018 | Flashpoint 53 BREAKING NEWS 8-11 PM December 11 Strasbourg: Terrorist attack at the Christmas market. The shooter, wounded and on the run, has been identified as 29–year-old Cherif C. a multi-recidivist criminal who has been flagged as a security risk since 2016. The current tally is two dead, a third victim brain-dead, thirteen wounded, six of them . . . Read More

The Illusion and Elusiveness of Whiteness: Between Politics and Polemics

By Professor K. Gibel Mevorach | December 4, 2018 | Flashpoint 52 The tenor of “identity politics and polemics” has lost listeners even as the tone of debates has intensified: there is a dialectic of tuning in and out of conversations about whether Jews who look white are, in fact, White? The argument, which gained media traction over the last twenty years – a relatively short period . . . Read More

Fighting for Jewish Restitution While Combating Antisemitism

By Dr. Aharon Mor | April 8, 2018 | Flashpoint 51 We need to fight for the restitution of Jewish property as if there is no antisemitism and combat antisemitism as if there is no fight for Jewish restitution. Some say that fighting for the restitution of Jewish property, estimated at tens of billions of dollars, will contribute to the rise of antisemitism. However, according to . . . Read More

The Muslim Brotherhood and the Evolution of Jihadist Antisemitism

By David Patterson | January 17, 2018 | Flashpoint 50 The Muslim Brotherhood has its forerunners: Wahhabism and Salafism, both of which are purist movements designed to purge Islam of all corrupting influences. Wahhabism was founded in 1744 by Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab al-Tamini. Building on its principles, Salafism emerged in the mid-nineteenth century as a collective movement. Salafists, deriving their name from the word . . . Read More
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