One of the great ironies of our times is that State of Israel that so many Jews and Gentiles alike had hoped would offer the Jewish people a safe haven from thousands of years of hate and persecution has become a popular excuse for anti-Semitism.  As the son of Holocaust survivors, as a progressive Jewish gay man who -I worry at times is obsessed with social justice, I find incredbly sad and incongruous how many other people on the political left who would claim to be champions for the plight of the poor, rejected and disenfranchised use the politics of the Middle East conflict as subterfuge for their own enmity for the Jewish people.

(Reprinted from the New York Times, 10/1/2016)

Anti-Semitism at My University, Hidden in Plain Sight