Where you stand on most issues depends on where you sit. It’s a truism that dates back far before our polarized age. Women’s issues tend to pose this problem with particular clarity; you might say that it’s not so much where you sit as what set of organs you sit on.
In January, Austria’s Freedom Party (FPÖ) hosted its annual Academics Ball, where women in gowns and men in tuxedos and three-piece suits dance and socialize in Vienna’s splendorous imperial palace. Attendees also proudly dress in the colors and regalia of their Burschenschaften—student fraternities founded during the 19th century, some of which espouse pan-Germanism.
What brought about this barrage of vitriol directed at Fueller, his organization and several other Washington, DC-area Jewish institutions? It was the invitation of a highly regarded scholar—and staunch critic of Israel—to speak not about Israel, but on her area of expertise.
An obscure lawsuit came to an end this week, with a California district court dismissing a case accusing Nick Muzin, a Jewish lobbyist working on behalf of the Qatari government, of involvement in the computer hacking of Elliott Broidy, a Jewish billionaire with deep business ties in the United Arab Emirates.
Standing next to David Duke and Richard Spencer last August in Charlottesville, I couldn’t imagine what America would look like a year later. I was surrounded by neo-Nazis and alt-right activists shouting anti-Semitic slurs—at least one with a large swastika tattooed on his back
It is an integral piece of Washington DC Jewish political tradition. Or at least, it used to be.
In 1985, I was a cub reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago. I was sometimes assigned to cover the Nation of Islam, which was headquartered a neighborhood or so away from my South Side apartment.