Prof. Udi Lebel

Prof. Udi Lebel

Prof. Udi Lebel

(Ph.D. King's College, London U.) Specializes in civil-military relations, especially in the political psychology of bereavement, trauma and national memory, and in the sociology of security communities. An associate professor at Ariel University. Email: [email protected]

The Pittsburgh Massacre

| November 4, 2018

The claim that the mass murder of worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh was the product of Republican discourse on immigration and citizenship is a cynical ploy to use the trauma to bar conservative positions from the public sphere. An anti-Semitic massacre does not preclude the legitimate positions of an incumbent administration. This attack was triggered not by current political discourse but by the fusion of rabid Jew hatred and a propensity for violence – a combination that unfortunately existed long before the founding of the US.

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