Talk:Institute for Jewish and Community Research

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I don't see why we have this article. I don't really oppose it, but I also don't see why we have it. Could someone please explain to me what this has to do with any part of our mission? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 05:19, 25 January 2009 (EST)

The page was created when they released a report saying liberals were more likely to be anti-Semitic. - User 05:22, 25 January 2009 (EST)
Also, it seems to me that it makes those most ridiculous of equivocations so loved by those who support Israel in an irrational manner: Not supporting Israel is the same thing as being an anti-semite. As far as I understand the mission of RationalWiki, that is, to be a general catalogue of authoritarian modes of thought, as well as general rejection of a rational point of view, the Institute for Jewish and Community Research seems to fit rather well: On one hand, trying to stifle speech contrary to their own beliefs, as well as attempting to silence general debate by assuming anti-semitism and anti-Israelism go hand in hand. There are plenty of cogent, rational reasons to both support Palestinian rights as Israeli legitimacy where these two sides would normally clash, but claiming anti-semitism isn't one of them, at least in this writer's opinion. 13:11, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah... I once wrote this, and one (nice) person inquired gently if I was an anti-Semite. I said no, and she accepted my answer. Others are not so tolerant of "different" viewpoints. Note that since I wrote that, the US has spent at least 2 trillion breaking things in the middle east... and I thought my little project would be too expensive (my original cost "estimates" ran around 500 billion, IIRC)! ħumanUser talk:Human 22:01, 6 July 2009 (UTC)