A pogrom is conventionally defined as a mob attack resulting in a massacre, with the approval of authorities, against the persons and property of a religious, racial, or national group.

As the details of the barbaric acts against Israelis become clear, the leadership of Hamas, the Iranian Regime, and the Hamas paymasters, the Qatari Regime, are guilty of carrying out and supporting a pogrom, and actually celebrating these unspeakable crimes. The murder, torture, mutilation of bodies, and sexual crimes against innocent Jewish children, women, and the elderly are nothing less than a pogrom. Hamas is the murderous shock troops, and the Iranian and Qatari Regimes are their overseers.

“On behalf of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP) team of scholars, researchers, policy experts and students from around the world, we stand in full solidarity with Israel, as it faces a genocidal war launched by Gaza-based Hamas, a terrorist group listed by the United States, European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Organization of American States, and many other international actors. Hamas is supported by the Iranian Regime and its paymasters the Qatari Regime.”

“Make no mistake about it,” Dr. Charles Asher Small, the founding director of ISGAP, continued. “Hamas openly declares its aim of annihilating Israel and murdering Jews. And it does so with the full support of the Iranian Regime, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, and with the guiding principles of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist network financed and empowered, closely linked to the Qatari Regime, the paymasters for this axis of hate.”

“We call on the international academic community to show its full understanding and support for Israel at this critical time,” Dr. Small added, “and to counter supporters of Hamas, including the Iranian and Qatari Regimes, and their eliminationist ideology on campuses worldwide.”

“We applaud the dozens of countries that have expressed their support for Israel and its full right of self-defence, offered their assistance, and pledged to fight the cancerous evils of Hamas and its pernicious antisemitic, anti-Western, and misogynist worldview.”

Dr. Small added, “The ideology of Hamas, the Iranian Regime, the Qatari Regime, and the Muslim Brotherhood all share an ideology that is literally inspired by ancient European antisemitism and Nazi ideology, which is founded on a belief and rhetoric that incites to genocide.”

ISGAP, the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, is the leading global organization dedicated to studying antisemitism in all its forms, and to connecting scholars to combat it on campuses and beyond. Its founding chair was Elie Wiesel, the Nobel Peace laureate, and its current chair is Natan Sharansky, the human rights activist who spent nine years (1977-1986) in the Soviet Gulag for his struggle as a Jewish activist and political dissident.

For additional comments, please contact Dr. Charles Asher Small, Founder and Executive Director, ISGAP;
Director, ISGAP-Woolf Institute Fellowship Training Programme on
Critical Contemporary Antisemitism Studies, Cambridge, UK
at [email protected] 

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