Author Archives: Alex Margolin

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Echoes of UCLA Discrimination Alleged at Stanford

Echoes of UCLA Discrimination Alleged at Stanford

Update: Both sides described their versions of events in the Stanford student newspaper. See bottom of article for links to both op-eds. In February, when UCLA student Rachel Beyda was seeking a place on the Student Council’s Judicial Board, she was asked how she could “maintain an unbiased view” considering she was “a Jewish student

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No Place for Ignorance in Political Cartoons

Writers who use the op-ed section as a platform to comment on current events have the right to express opinions that go in any direction. But they don’t have the right to distort or misrepresent facts to make their points. And that’s exactly what Chicago Tribune cartoonist Joe Fournier did on Tuesday in his outrageous

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Theater Rejects Jewish Group for “Colonialism”

Does incessant demonization of Israel lead to discrimination against Jews? Increasingly, the evidence seems to be pointing in that direction. Last month, a Jewish candidate for student government at UCLA was initially deemed unsuitable for the post because of her involvement in Jewish organizations. Now, a theater in Australia has refused to rent a space

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The Pathetic Whine Over an Israeli Food Ad

For those who seek to delegitimize Israel, conspiracy lurks everywhere. No matter what Israel does, the real purpose is always to divert people from Israel’s true agenda of oppressing of the Palestinians. The latest example is the fuss made over an advertising insert in the monthly magazine by the UK food outlet, Waitrose. A recent

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Campus Anti-Semitism Becomes Mainstream Issue

Pro-BDS movements on college campuses have been pushing Jewish students to the margins for a while, sometimes through threats of violence and intimidation. But it took one dramatic incident on a major American campus to push the issue of campus anti-Semitism to the media mainstream. The incident took place in the middle of February. A

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Daily Beast Lets its BDS Support Show

With A-listers such as Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Alicia Keys refusing to be bullied into canceling their shows in Israel, the BDS has apparently shifted strategies. Instead of launching campaigns against artists after they schedule performances in Israel, which has proven ineffective, BDSers now go after artists who are rumored to come,

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How About Giving Israel’s Views A Chance?

In one of the most outrageous interviews broadcast in recent memory, a UK reporter covering the Paris anti-terror rally interrupted his guest, an Israeli woman living in Paris, to claim that Palestinians have suffered greatly at the hands of the Jews. When the woman protested the conflation of the terror in Paris with the plight

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