Why Campus Anti-Israel Activity Flunks Bigotry 101
Publication Date: November 2002
Publisher(s): American Jewish Committee
Author(s): Kenneth S. Stern
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Israel Advocacy; Anti-semitism; Universities; Historical Revisionism
Coverage: United States Israel
The author looks at the left's recent criticism of Israel and argues that it fails what he calls the "Bigotry 101" test. In his own terminology, the Bigotry-finder rule 101 is as follows: Take a situation, change the race, religion, sexual orientation, or other aspect of the players' identities, and see if the same results apply. He outlines the ways in which criticism of Israeli policies can be acceptable and how the left's critiques fall outside this framework.