Matthew M. Hausman, J.D.

Left progressive antisemitism must be a US electoral 'wedge' issue

As the Democratic primaries approach, leading candidates seem to be reinforcing their anti-Israel credentials to appease their progressive base. Antisemitism already is a 'wedge' issue - although Democrats are urging voters to ignore it., 11/18/2019, 6:57 AM

Second Holocaust or road to oblivion?

American Jews should acknowledge that they are mired in an existential crisis that is largely self-inflicted.  , 9/1/2019, 5:32 PM

Jewish Identity excluded from Identity Politics

Though liberals accuse Trump of prejudice, today’s epidemic of Jew-hatred began under Obama, who pandered to anti-Semitic progressives and validated the BDS movement., 7/7/2019, 7:28 AM

Will President Trump extinguish the two-state delusion?

Mr. Trump appears to have changed the approach to Mideast peace by rejecting the theory of linkage and eschewing the much vaunted two-state solution.  , 5/23/2019, 9:30 PM

Liberal complacency with Democratic antisemitism

The Democratic Party clearly has an anti-Semitism problem, but too many Jewish Democrats have been restrained in their responses., 4/3/2019, 5:12 AM

The Democrats missed their moment - what now?

Democratic leaders have been cynical and slow in addressing Jew-hatred within their party, perhaps because they believe most Jews will remain Democrats regardless of how the party treats them or regards Israel.  , 3/21/2019, 10:38 PM

Religious faith is guaranteed; all religious practice is not

By treating anti-blasphemy initiatives and anti-western rejectionism as protected religious expression, Islamist enablers make a mockery of American values and freedoms., 1/25/2019, 3:25 PM

Anti-blasphemy laws, free speech and religious freedom

Anti-blashpemy restrictions essentially require people to accord sanctity to doctrines they do not endorse and subordinate their spiritual ideals to those who consider them infidels.  , 12/25/2018, 2:00 PM

US Jewish self-hatred in the face of political anti-Semitism

Whether progressive Jews reject Israel and traditional values out of ignorance or self-hatred, they nevertheless provide cover for left-wing anti-Semitism. , 11/21/2018, 6:33 AM

Activist jounalism in the age of Trump

The media never seemed to care when Obama’s weak foreign policy enabled Russia’s takeover of Crimea and entrenchment in Syria., 9/17/2018, 10:29 PM

Liberals accuse Trump of anti-Semitism, but ignore bigotry on the Left

The preoccupation of liberals with Trump’s alleged Jew-hatred should be contrasted with their silence during the Obama years, when violence and hate-crimes against Jews skyrocketed., 8/6/2018, 6:56 PM

The media's embrace of anti-Semitism

Mainstream media have led to the banalization of anti-Jewish imagery through the mindless repetition of false claims of Israeli abuses. The William of Norwich calumny has been brought back to life in Gaza. , 6/26/2018, 8:05 AM

Two-State delusion divides American and Israeli Jews

Perhaps Diaspora Jews are alienating Israelis and not vice-versa., 5/24/2018, 3:30 PM

Liberal American Jewish youth's estrangement from Israel

The Jewish Agency is right to sound the alarm regarding the rejection of Israel by liberal Jewish youth.  However, such trends don’t occur in a vacuum. They are the political consequences of spiritual decline., 3/20/2018, 10:01 PM

Trump's Mideast strategy rejects anti-Israel theory of linkage

Trump’s strategy realignment is refreshing – especially in its rejection of certain foreign policy doctrines that unfairly single out Israel and draw surreptitious inspiration from classical anti-Semitic themes and stereotypes. Op-ed., 2/9/2018, 11:20 AM

What Russian immigrants can teach us about Jewish identity

Russian Jews know from personal experience that leftist ideology leads to totalitarian dictatorship, suppression of individual freedoms, and denial of personal autonomy., 1/18/2018, 6:46 PM

Smoke and mirrors confronting terror in the US

The Halloween attack was treated in a politically correct way that shows that secular westerners still do not seem to comprehend the implications of Islamic doctrine that divides the world into two halves. , 11/27/2017, 11:03 AM

Antifa and anti-Semitism

What distinguishes the left these days is its compulsion to forego dialogue and portray conservatism as inherently evil, while giving a pass to progressives who engage in violence, intimidation, and public vandalism., 11/6/2017, 9:50 AM

The conditionality of liberal support for Israel

Those who support Israel because of her presumed liberalism are conditional proponents at best. But Herzl’s embrace of Jewish nationhood ran counter to the left-wing rejection of nationalism and religion as societal evils., 9/25/2017, 9:36 PM

Is Trump's Mideast policy a paradigm shift?

The president has worked on repairing America’s relationship with Israel and articulating the radical Islamist threat.  These gains may be rendered moot, however, if he endorses the ill-informed State Department report., 7/26/2017, 12:25 PM

The erosion of Jewish identity in America

The compulsion to secularize Jewish identity or correlate it with progressivism has produced a generation that is hostile to traditional observance and tolerant of assimilation., 7/5/2017, 1:03 PM

The Left's assault on civil discourse

The left often supports anti-western radicalism the way their predecessors supported Communist dictatorships., 5/9/2017, 3:29 PM

The media’s descent into partisan madness

The media failed in its constitutional mission by not covering Obama’s administration critically, and continues to fail as it behaves like an opposition party against Trump., 3/1/2017, 10:45 PM

Can Trump contain Obama's Middle East fallout?

From his statements and actions so far, Trump seems sincere about repairing the damage caused by Obama’s ill-conceived policies. First, he has to know just what they are., 1/22/2017, 9:42 AM

A Diaspora mentality or a Jewish disease?

Know before Whom you stand - and conduct your politics accordingly., 12/14/2016, 11:25 AM

Filling the spiritual void with politics - doesn't work

Embracing JStreet, the NIF and the Palestinian Arab narrative seem the right thing to do when you reject authentic Judaism. It has happened before., 11/13/2016, 7:22 AM

Politicizing Anti-Semitism on the campaign trail

Campaigns raise fear of bigotry and anti-Semitism. Where does the truth lie with regard to Clinton and Trump's attitudes towards Jews and Israel?, 9/5/2016, 1:20 PM

Terrorism is about Ideology, not guns

In denying the role of Islamic radicalism, Mr. Obama seems more concerned about shielding extremists from critical scrutiny than protecting U.S. citizens from terrorism., 7/18/2016, 1:33 PM

The UN fails History 101

The name “Palestine” comes from the artificial appellation associated with the Philistines, not from a chimerical Palestinian-Arab people that did not exist. Arab conquests that expanded the borders of Islam would not begin until the seventh century., 6/6/2016, 12:30 PM

Gross hypocrisy or willful complicity: The US campus

Free speech is hardly being respected on campus, anti-Semitism is., 4/3/2016, 10:01 AM

Moral relativism, moral equivalence, and historical revisionism

The trinity moral relativism, moral equivalence, and historical revisionism aimed at Israel is poorly camouflaged anti-Semitism., 2/28/2016, 10:48 PM

Radical Islam's fifth column

Political correctness gives Islamists the field., 1/12/2016, 10:47 PM

The continuing failure to confront radical Islam

There seems to be growing tolerance for agendas that conflict with Jewish sovereignty and national claims.  At the same time, Islamic operatives enlist liberal support for their anti-liberal goals., 12/12/2015, 11:01 PM

U.S. Liberal Jews Continue to Support Obama, Abandon Israel

No matter how often Obama excuses Islamists, insults Israel, or spits in the face of Jewish history, progressive Jews continue to support him with Pavlovian devotion., 10/24/2015, 7:56 PM

Obama Defends Iran Deal by Attacking Opponents

Instead of the issues, there is a shrill war of words against good faith opponents., 8/24/2015, 8:05 AM

Is the West Threatened More by Islamist Fact or by Right-Wing Fiction?

The left characterizes non-liberals as extremists whether they are right-wingers or centrist conservatives, libertarians, independents, people of faith, or simply neutral critics of liberal social policy. This provides cover for Islamists., 7/27/2015, 7:48 AM

The Ideological Gutting of American Foreign Policy

Government policy under Obama was to empower the Muslim Brotherhood and support its ascendancy in the Mideast. The outcome is chaos., 6/30/2015, 10:50 PM

Anti-Semitism and Jewish Dissonance on the 2016 Campaign Trail

The left has to do some soul-searching and reflect why it describes anti-Semitism as political expression, but criticism of Muslims as hate speech. Liberal Jews have to do the same about Obama., 5/15/2015, 12:31 PM

Religious Illiteracy Hampers West’s Response to Radical Islam

We are faced with a multicultural elite that freely slanders and disparages Israel, Jews, Christians and western values, but which tends to excuse Islamist extremism or contextualize it disingenuously., 3/30/2015, 11:36 AM

Islamism: If You Can’t Say it, You Can’t Fight it

The left seems to have no problem accusing Republicans of fascism, racism or any other malignant “isms” that come to mind, but they simply cannot speak the truth regarding radical Islam., 2/16/2015, 6:22 AM

Looking for Truth in the Verbal War against Israel

How is it possible to trust a negotiating partner whose religious tradition mandates lying to those it considers infidels? , 12/23/2014, 12:10 AM

Obama Empowers Enemies and Imperils Friends

First Delta Force Commander, Former US Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, CIA officer and former Congressman discuss current US foreign policy. The American Jewish community needs to wake up and acknowledge Obama's view of Israel., 12/2/2014, 10:08 PM

Why Are Those Jews So Assertive?

The selectivity of the outrage against Israel would be nonsensical if it were really about human rights. But it’s not., 9/14/2014, 8:25 AM

Anti-Semitism Rages, Jewish Values Attacked from Within

The misapplication of tikkun olam. , 8/6/2014, 7:27 AM

Universities Listen When Alumni Protest

The withdrawal of a single donation is unlikely to change institutional policy, but it provides an opportunity to educate those who are supposed to be in the business of education, and occasionally stimulates constructive dialogue. , 6/12/2014, 7:10 AM

Rejectionism Makes Peace Unlikely, not Merely Elusive

Islamic tradition that recounts the subjugation of the Jews and their land constitutes an admission that it was neither Muslim nor Arab in origin. , 5/4/2014, 6:25 AM

Anti-Israel Boycotts Are Not Against 'Apartheid'

The liberal left is not truly angered by alleged human rights deprivations, but by the existence of a sovereign Jewish nation., 3/11/2014, 12:44 PM

Will Obama’s Fiddling Cause the Middle East to Burn?

The United States has had no coherent policy during Obama's presidency, and the Mideast has become more dangerous as a result. , 1/28/2014, 12:12 AM

All Hatreds are Evil, But One is More Evil than Others

Verses from Muslim scripture suggest that Jew-hatred is religiously mandated and as old as Islam itself.Thousands of Jews were slaughtered in Muslim North Africa from the eighth through twelfth centuries. , 11/24/2013, 10:20 PM

20 Years of Fiction, Fantasy and Fanfare

The tragic tale of peace negotiations held in secret that became public with Nobel Prizes and a handshake on the White House lawn., 10/3/2013, 12:12 PM

Progressive Ideals are no Substitute for Jewish Values

There is an enormous gap between traditional Jewish values and many of the partisan sacred cows that have become articles of faith for progressive Jews and the nontraditional movements who castigate Israel and embrace her enemies., 8/1/2013, 4:09 PM

Is Christian Evangelical Support for Israel Kosher?

Some Christians embrace Jews and Israel for the right reasons while others do not., 5/31/2013, 12:16 AM

No Excuses, Progressive Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

Forget the apologetics and call a spade a spade/, 5/2/2013, 10:46 AM

The Shame of Israel Apartheid Week

Israel is not an apartheid state under any definition of the term, and to argue otherwise requires the repetition of odious lies and the denial of historical facts., 3/13/2013, 6:18 AM

Mideast: Historical Reality or Political Correctness?

Israel may be forced to choose between historical entitlement and political expedience - vindication of her existence by some form of annexation or giving land away and risking its survival., 2/12/2013, 2:02 PM

Media Bias and the Erosion of First Amendment Ideals

There is no licensing and enforceable standards for news reporters, as there are for doctors, for example. The media’s coverage of Benghazi was colored by the typically unbalanced approach it takes in reporting on the Mideast in general. , 12/27/2012, 9:15 AM