200 scholars draft anti-Semitism definition excluding Israel boycotts


Arutz Sheva: A group of over 200 scholars has released a definition of anti-Semitism that explicitly excludes efforts to boycott Israel — the latest pushback against a campaign by a number of establishment Jewish groups to label as anti-Semitic double standards applied to Israel.

“Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed …” Psalm 2:1-2

The Jerusalem Declaration on Anti-Semitism released Thursday comes just over a week after a separate statement by a liberal group of Jewish scholars said that double standards applied to Israel were not necessarily anti-Semitic.

The Jerusalem Declaration goes further than the earlier declaration by the Nexus Task Force in explicitly saying that the movement to boycott Israel is not in and of itself anti-Semitic. Read More …

Opinion: A Biblical world view headline of this article could read:

“200 Scholars Lacking Wisdom Conspire Against God’s People”

And there is a remedy, although none of the 200 likely know it …

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him” James 1:5