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Jewish Lives Matter: Human Rights and Anti-Semitism

 
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Jewish Lives Matter: Human Rights and Anti-Semitism

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In Jewish Lives Matter, award-winning journalist and author Fiamma Nirenstein poses a blunt question: Why did the May 2021 Gaza war, in which Hamas fired more than three thousand rockets at Israel’s civilian population, spark a worldwide uproar of anti-Semitism as Israel was put in the dock for defending itself?

In a powerful, incisive analysis, Nirenstein traces the post-Holocaust emergence of a new, virulent, Israel-focused, anti-Semitism. She challenges the world at large – and the human rights community in particular – to remove its blinders and finally see Israel as a democracy compelled to fight back and as a fulfillment of age-old Jewish aspirations, and its enemies as aggressors bent on its utter destruction.