Matthew M. Hausman, J.D.

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

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., 18/11/2019 06:57
Second Holocaust or road to oblivion?

Second Holocaust or road to oblivion?

American Jews should acknowledge that they are mired in an existential crisis that is largely self-inflicted.  , 01/09/2019 17:32
Jewish Identity excluded from Identity Politics

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., 07/07/2019 07:28
Will President Trump extinguish the two-state delusion?

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.  , 23/05/2019 21:30
Liberal complacency with Democratic antisemitism

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., 03/04/2019 05:12
The Democrats missed their moment - what now?

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.  , 21/03/2019 22:38
Religious faith is guaranteed; all religious practice is not

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., 25/01/2019 15:25
Anti-blasphemy laws, free speech and religious freedom

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.  , 25/12/2018 14:00
US Jewish self-hatred in the face of political anti-Semitism

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. , 21/11/2018 06:33
Activist jounalism in the age of Trump

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., 17/09/2018 22:29
Liberals accuse Trump of anti-Semitism, but ignore bigotry on the Left

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., 06/08/2018 18:56
The media's embrace of anti-Semitism

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. , 26/06/2018 08:05
Two-State delusion divides American and Israeli Jews

Two-State delusion divides American and Israeli Jews

Perhaps Diaspora Jews are alienating Israelis and not vice-versa., 24/05/2018 15:30
Liberal American Jewish youth's estrangement from Israel

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., 20/03/2018 22:01
Trump's Mideast strategy rejects anti-Israel theory of linkage

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., 09/02/2018 11:20
What Russian immigrants can teach us about Jewish identity

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., 18/01/2018 18:46
Smoke and mirrors confronting terror in the US

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. , 27/11/2017 11:03
Antifa and anti-Semitism

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., 06/11/2017 09:50
The conditionality of liberal support for Israel

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., 25/09/2017 21:36
Is Trump's Mideast policy a paradigm shift?

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., 26/07/2017 12:25
The erosion of Jewish identity in America

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., 05/07/2017 13:03
The Left's assault on civil discourse

The Left's assault on civil discourse

The left often supports anti-western radicalism the way their predecessors supported Communist dictatorships., 09/05/2017 15:29
The media’s descent into partisan madness

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., 01/03/2017 22:45
Can Trump contain Obama's Middle East fallout?

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., 22/01/2017 09:42
A Diaspora mentality or a Jewish disease?

A Diaspora mentality or a Jewish disease?

Know before Whom you stand - and conduct your politics accordingly., 14/12/2016 11:25
Filling the spiritual void with politics - doesn't work

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., 13/11/2016 07:22
Politicizing Anti-Semitism on the campaign trail

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?, 05/09/2016 13:20
Terrorism is about Ideology, not guns

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., 18/07/2016 13:33
The UN fails History 101

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., 06/06/2016 12:30
Gross hypocrisy or willful complicity: The US campus

Gross hypocrisy or willful complicity: The US campus

Free speech is hardly being respected on campus, anti-Semitism is., 03/04/2016 10:01
Moral relativism, moral equivalence, and historical revisionism

Moral relativism, moral equivalence, and historical revisionism

The trinity moral relativism, moral equivalence, and historical revisionism aimed at Israel is poorly camouflaged anti-Semitism., 28/02/2016 22:48
Radical Islam's fifth column

Radical Islam's fifth column

Political correctness gives Islamists the field., 12/01/2016 22:47
The continuing failure to confront radical Islam

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 23:01
U.S. Liberal Jews Continue to Support Obama, Abandon Israel

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., 24/10/2015 19:56
Obama Defends Iran Deal by Attacking Opponents

Obama Defends Iran Deal by Attacking Opponents

Instead of the issues, there is a shrill war of words against good faith opponents., 24/08/2015 08:05
Is the West Threatened More by Islamist Fact or by Right-Wing Fiction?

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., 27/07/2015 07:48
The Ideological Gutting of American Foreign Policy

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., 30/06/2015 22:50
Anti-Semitism and Jewish Dissonance on the 2016 Campaign Trail

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., 15/05/2015 12:31
Religious Illiteracy Hampers West’s Response to Radical Islam

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., 30/03/2015 11:36
Islamism: If You Can’t Say it, You Can’t Fight it

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., 16/02/2015 06:22
Looking for Truth in the Verbal War against Israel

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? , 23/12/2014 00:10
Obama Empowers Enemies and Imperils Friends

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., 02/12/2014 22:08
Why Are Those Jews So Assertive?

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., 14/09/2014 08:25
Anti-Semitism Rages, Jewish Values Attacked from Within

Anti-Semitism Rages, Jewish Values Attacked from Within

The misapplication of tikkun olam. , 06/08/2014 07:27
Universities Listen When Alumni Protest

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. , 12/06/2014 07:10
Rejectionism Makes Peace Unlikely, not Merely Elusive

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. , 04/05/2014 06:25
Anti-Israel Boycotts Are Not Against 'Apartheid'

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., 11/03/2014 12:44
Will Obama’s Fiddling Cause the Middle East to Burn?

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. , 28/01/2014 00:12
All Hatreds are Evil, But One is More Evil than Others

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. , 24/11/2013 22:20
20 Years of Fiction, Fantasy and Fanfare

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., 03/10/2013 12:12
Progressive Ideals are no Substitute for Jewish Values

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., 01/08/2013 16:09
Is Christian Evangelical Support for Israel Kosher?

Is Christian Evangelical Support for Israel Kosher?

Some Christians embrace Jews and Israel for the right reasons while others do not., 31/05/2013 00:16
No Excuses, Progressive Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

No Excuses, Progressive Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism

Forget the apologetics and call a spade a spade/, 02/05/2013 10:46
The Shame of Israel Apartheid Week

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., 13/03/2013 06:18
Mideast: Historical Reality or Political Correctness?

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., 12/02/2013 14:02
Media Bias and the Erosion of First Amendment Ideals

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. , 27/12/2012 09:15