ISGAP Flashpoint

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Underreported Antisemitism as a Methodological and Policy Challenge

             The IDF’s Iron Swords Military Operation (Iron Swords Military Operation), a response to the October 7, 2023 attack by Hamas terrorists on Israeli towns and communities, has triggered a significant wave of global antisemitism, including in Western countries. According to monitoring data from Israel’s Ministry of the Diaspora Affairs […]

Searching for the Elusive Palestinian Anwar Sadat

The Middle East needs a Palestinian Anwar Sadat — someone who can convince enough Palestinian Arabs that continuing to wage war against Israel has been and will remain futile. Instead, if peace is to come one day, the Palestinian Sadat must direct his people to accept that a settlement with Israel is the only way […]

Is it right to blame Israel for the plight of Arabs in Gaza? International Law: Self-Defence, Retaliation and the Israel-Hamas War

The notions of ‘self-defence’ and ‘retaliation’ within the realm of international law present intricate ideas, but their principles are well-established. International law unequivocally acknowledges the right to ‘self-defence’ as an inherent entitlement of sovereign states. According to Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, member states have the authority to employ force in ‘self-defence’ when […]

An Attempt to Destroy the Peace Process with Hate

The terrorist attack on the 7th of October was devastating against the people of Israel, an attack planned and executed by Hamas. This attack resulted in the death and kidnapping of numerous people in the state of Israel. This attack has led the Israeli state to start a military action against Hamas who are based […]

Response to Hamas horror shows the feminist movement has lost its moral compass

I have pioneered women’s rights for more than 50 years. Sadly, I must conclude that what was once a diverse and independent-minded movement has become hijacked by a “woke” death cult. Those American feminists left standing, including the icons among us, primarily favor gender over sex identity; are pro-trans rather than pro-biological-womankind; and are more […]

From Hitler to Hamas: A Genealogy of Evil

In recent days the word Hamas has been all over the media.  Protesters around the world have come out in support of the murderous terrorists, denying the truth of the photos that Hamas themselves have posted, much as their compatriots deny the Holocaust.  The organization has earned its notoriety not through its “fight for freedom” […]

Antisemitic and Anti-Israeli Narratives in Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora

The collapse of the USSR in December 1991 had manifold consequences for the peoples that inhabited it, including challenging the elites and societies of its 15 successor states with difficult questions of nation-building and geopolitical choice. The Russian Federation, after a series of “liberal” experiments in the 1990s, eventually returned to the neo-imperial model of […]

Would the Real Henry Agree with His Virtual Persona? How to Chat About Antisemitism Online…

Public debate is raging around the ethical impact of generative AI (Artificial Intelligence). Its viral implications are as great and potentially even greater than when the World Wide Web blazed onto the public stage in 1993. Concern about the potential for such technology to be used for antisemitic purposes is growing alarmingly. As such, I […]

Neo-Confederacy & Palestinian Ultranationalism: How Prejudice is Justified Through the Myth of “Lost Civilization”

“From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will Be Free” has the same meaning and connotation as “The South Will Rise Again.” Both slogans are meant to intimidate a specific ethnic minority, whitewash crimes against humanity, and perpetuate a sense of unfair grievance. As antisemitism rises around the world, and particularly in the West, many […]

Analyzing the Discourse Regarding Jews in Post-Soviet Territory Following the Russia-Ukraine War

The wars in Eastern Europe throughout the 20th century have had a considerable impact on the Jews living in the region. The First World War brought about the collapse of the Pale of Settlement in the territories of the Russian Empire, drastically changing the lives of Jews residing in that area. The waves of Jewish […]