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Yale Chaplain Blames Anti-Semitism on Israel

If Israel would just not exists, and if Jews would stop being Jewish, there would be no anti-Semitism in the world.
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Growing anti-Semitism is Israel;s fault according to a chaplain at Yale.

Growing anti-Semitism is Israel;s fault according to a chaplain at Yale.

Discontent is brewing in New Haven after Rev. Bruce M. Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale, wrote a letter to The New York Times implying that Israel’s actions encourage anti-Semitism.

On Aug. 20, Deborah E. Lipstadt, an author and Jewish history professor at Emory University, published an editorial in the New York Times entitled “Why Jews Are Worried,” detailing a rise in European anti-Semitic incidents.

Shipman responded by tying rising anti-Semitism to “the carnage in Gaza over the last five years” – and encouraging “Israel’s patrons abroad” to push the Israeli government for peace as a means to stop similar attacks.

On Twitter, Lipstadt called Shipman’s response “beneath contempt” and accused him of victim-blaming.

Rabbi Leah Cohen, executive director of Yale’s Slifka Center for Jewish Life, strongly condemned Shipman’s sentiments: “We are adamantly against any justifications of anti-Semitism and hatred of any kind,” she wrote.

Shipman issued an apology Friday in the student newspaper, stating that “Nothing done in Israel or Palestine justifies the disturbing rise in anti-Semitism in Europe or elsewhere,” but reiterating his belief in the “correlation between the uptick in anti-Semitic violence in the world and the events taking place in Israel/Palestine and Gaza.”

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160 Responses to “Yale Chaplain Blames Anti-Semitism on Israel”

  1. Better to put the blame where it belongs on Satan.

  2. Exactly what kind of CHAPLAIN is he. Can’t be a Christian or one who is senile because the BIble says over and over if Israel cease to exist so will the world.

  3. So who would all the haters hate????

  4. Shipman needs to resign. Yale doesn’t need the fallout from this poor excuse of a chaplain. Shame on Shipman.

  5. Fritz Young says:

    Just because he’s called “Chaplain” doesn’t mean he’s right or true! He’s NOT!

  6. Jean Pruitt says:

    Another so-called “Christian”, that needs to pay attention to the teachings of Christ….just like the terrorists need to pay attention to the teachings of Muhammed……they have both bastardized their religions…..

  7. Cheryl McCoy says:

    Wow what an idiot now what god does he worship or claim to represent ???

  8. But Anti- Semitism is older Israel.

  9. Have him go tell Jesus that.

  10. Only an Idiot can reason like that.

  11. Still there would be….as Jews are blamed in many delusional charges, recurring participants in conspirational theories. Also, Poland that has virtually no Jewish population, still suffers from thriving antisemitism. The antisemitism exists without Jews too.

  12. Sign of swatica their flag..means satanic movement…

  13. John Dyer says:

    HOPE THIS VILE **** ROTS IN HELL

  14. Technically, anti Semite means anti Hebrew, which includes more branches than just Jews.

  15. That’s why he’s a ” chaplain”, not a graduate!!

  16. Karen Bryant says:

    The guy is in for a real shock when he stands before his creator on judgement day. He’s brought a curse on himself. God states in Genesis 12:3 that He will bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel.

  17. Good people need to balance out the misfit degenerates. This is the chore of Israel.

  18. Sue Johnson says:

    And the world would be the worse off for it! The Jews make the world better. The Muslims do not.

  19. If those pesky Jews would just drink the Kool-ade like Jonestown, there would be no Semitism.

  20. Tracy Ramsey says:

    If there were never any Jews, there would never have been any Christians or Muslims either.

  21. Da Ly says:

    his parents must have been siblings

  22. Psalms 94:14 ISR98
    For יהוה does not leave His people, Nor does He forsake His inheritance.

  23. No why don’t you make it the other way around if there was no Muslim Islam this world would be the happiest place on earth better than heaven

  24. Michael Fine says:

    Is there anything to be done. I couldn’t find him on FB to ‘respond.’

  25. Yale chaplain’s ignorance due to idiotic upbringing.

  26. And HaShem would’t be HaShem. No, we can’t accept.

  27. Loren Renee says:

    Wow. What an ass.

  28. And the Light of the world would go out, and the darkness would overcome the world …

  29. Yale chaplain is an A.H.

  30. Jea Nne says:

    Well at least hes not like your professor’s. Calling for the rape of palestinian women…..nutters the lot of ya

  31. Bruce Shipman is an idiot. If Israel did not resist–the Muslims would wipe them out and there would be no more Israel. How can an educated man be sooooo stupid.

  32. Yetta Tropp says:

    Seriously, and he considers himself a man of God?

  33. Lyn Myers says:

    You stupid man! If you didn’t exist, the world would at least have one less ignoramous!

  34. Ed Kaplan says:

    And if idiots were never born…

  35. Morry Barak says:

    The good reverend displays the common view of presbyterians and episcopalians.

  36. What an idiotic statement by an idiot, the Jews exist and they always will! Praise God for his power

  37. Ionel Onut says:

    How about we just make you disappear! ISRAEL IS HERE TO STAY!

  38. Help me!!!!People get more stupid all the time.!

  39. Lina Lina says:

    if there where no blacks, police brutality would end, if there were no kind and polite children, bullying would be over! Great philosophies for a world filled with ignorant *******s!

  40. how clever! does one need any graduation to come up with this highly intelligent conclusion?

  41. There would be some other religion or race of people that would be picked on the same.

  42. He should his complaint to Jehovah God….today

  43. Well, rev. Shipman, all I read is that you, personally, are an anti-Semite.

  44. Karin Moore says:

    So this man is SO STUPID he doesn’t know that the Jews aren’t the only semetics in the region??????

  45. This guy is stupid. Our God made them and they will Never go away no matter what.

  46. yale is anti semitic Chaplin sucks big time

  47. “How dare you act like someone I hate!

  48. Your a funny guy ! Our Israel is here forever ! Our God will protect them !

  49. If there is no American then there is no anti American

  50. Beneath contempt ………..

  51. There are those like Martin Luther in the church world sometimes – sad, pray for them.

  52. Jea Nne says:

    Not as bad as professors in israel calling for the rape of palestinian women.

  53. Herbert Peck says:

    Who in the Hell do you think your talking to? …And your a Chaplain. You are Charlatan– A fake . You need to be Deflocked. You are to tell your flock the virtues of G-d not of hate. One more thing—-G-d will remember and you soul will be in torment for eternally and worse off because you a priest. Go to Hell

  54. Stupid people! I stand with Israel!

  55. Joyce Myers says:

    What a stupid them to say..stupid is a stupid does…

  56. Ed Carrera says:

    Yale is home for a Secret Society,expect the unexpected .

  57. Lisa Kamins says:

    Yep, well if nonJews did not exist, there’d be no anti-Semitism

  58. REALLY?????? and this is an Ivy League College chaplain??? Unbelievable ignoramus….and is he in a paid position??? Because if it were up to me, he would quickly be out of a job for sheer ignorance

  59. It doesn’t make sense. Can’t see any sense in it. Not even stupid sense or nonsense

  60. Julia Bailey says:

    Some people are just sick! Sick!

  61. and if this idiot had a brain and a heart he might be a human being

  62. If this putz were to stop existing, there would be one less idiot spewing out imbecilic comments!

  63. and women cause rape and store owners cause theft I suppose

  64. and women cause rape and store owners cause theft I suppose

  65. Eduardo Mazo says:

    just blame in you. you want change holy scriptures. who are you.

  66. Eduardo Mazo says:

    just blame in you. you want change holy scriptures. who are you.

  67. Saide Jujube says:

    Can not imagine history or the world without Judaism . Israel was a state of mind & is now realized. Given any group of people, given differences amongst people , there will alway be prejudice . Why your hair is too curly, you are too short, you are too dark, you are too stupid, you are weak, you are not man enough, you are not woman enough, you are too poor, you are too rich, etc.

  68. Saide Jujube says:

    Can not imagine history or the world without Judaism . Israel was a state of mind & is now realized. Given any group of people, given differences amongst people , there will alway be prejudice . Why your hair is too curly, you are too short, you are too dark, you are too stupid, you are weak, you are not man enough, you are not woman enough, you are too poor, you are too rich, etc.

  69. Yale needs a new Chaplain.

  70. If Yale would cease to exist and ******* chaplains would stop pretending to be Christian, it would be. Better world.

  71. If Yale would cease to exist and ******* chaplains would stop pretending to be Christian, it would be. Better world.

  72. Sally Penso says:

    Yeah right like it just emerged after Israel proclaimed its statehood

  73. Sally Penso says:

    Yeah right like it just emerged after Israel proclaimed its statehood

  74. He is the result of In reeding…Shipman..when you go to church..remember..you are praying to that Jew Jesus from Israel..Boy, wait until you die..

  75. Skid Marks says:

    ISRAEL…..FOREVER !

  76. Skid Marks says:

    ISRAEL…..FOREVER !

  77. Kathy Kupfer says:

    How stupid can some idiots be?

  78. Kathy Kupfer says:

    How stupid can some idiots be?

  79. This is one of the stupidest things an idiot has ever said…if there weren’t morons like him,there would be no idiots in the world..how nice that would be!!!!go to hell jerk…

  80. This is one of the stupidest things an idiot has ever said…if there weren’t morons like him,there would be no idiots in the world..how nice that would be!!!!go to hell jerk…

  81. so why has nobody in the “enlightened” Yale community taken action to have the University cutt ties with this despicable bigot? If you are a Yale alum, register your disgust today

  82. so why has nobody in the “enlightened” Yale community taken action to have the University cutt ties with this despicable bigot? If you are a Yale alum, register your disgust today

  83. Why do fools think like Pharisees an believe that they know more than god?why does thy falseness fall from thy mouth blasphemy like thee serpent Lucifer tongue torment of scaling diseases that plague a lost soul pityness of untruth. As blameness flame in thy lost soul a demon knows credible face lies he enjoys.who you rather face almighty God or Lucifer the true sinner unto adam an eve.amen

  84. Nice going Yale..institute of higher learning? NOT,

  85. Not all who say they are of JESUS, are

  86. Han Jason says:

    This man is a complete idiot.

  87. If there were no people in the world like YOU Chaplain, there would be no hate.

  88. Sabrina Heit says:

    DROP DEAD! BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

  89. Sabrina Heit says:

    MY JEWISH PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE – GET USED TO IT WE ARE HERE TO STAY!

  90. If there were no moslems or christians…there would be no anti~jews either…

  91. Bob-Wires got them confuse.

  92. He should stop his stupid comments on Gaza and comment on Christians being butchered by Muslims

  93. Love Wins says:

    Resume statement for leadership position with Hamas

  94. Ruth Teter says:

    Satan would like to destroy Isreal,wipe them off the map,It wont happen God wins.His worg is true.

  95. How stupid can a Chaplin and from Yale be?

  96. Funny thing is the world has let muslims kill viciously man of themselves and many others and theres silence.

  97. And this is a ” man of God?”

  98. He’s a man of the cloth? Swell. Yale should send him on his way.

  99. Kay Katz says:

    Oh, for crying out loud! Like there was no antisemitism before Israel.

  100. What a jerk…totally clueless…

  101. Liberals are the oddest bunch of liaars and American Haters I have ever seen . Yale seems to be producing quite a few.

  102. Jacob Adongo says:

    Wow. In that same line of reasoning if human beings would stop being human beings then the re would be no problems. Earn your keep and stop teaching nonsense. How can one deny his own existence!

  103. Jacob Adongo says:

    Wow. In that same line of reasoning if human beings would stop being human beings then the re would be no problems. Earn your keep and stop teaching nonsense. How can one deny his own existence!

  104. Yale needs to ask for his resignation, shame on Yale if they do nothing.

  105. Yale needs to ask for his resignation, shame on Yale if they do nothing.

  106. James Moden says:

    What a crock. This chaplain is a complete idiot.

  107. James Moden says:

    What a crock. This chaplain is a complete idiot.

  108. Time to send him to Iran, Iraq….Syria. What the hell is a YALE Chaplain like that living in the U.S.?

  109. Time to send him to Iran, Iraq….Syria. What the hell is a YALE Chaplain like that living in the U.S.?

  110. Gregg Skalka says:

    Hatred and anti-Semitism is spread by idiots and believed by idiots! Unfortunately, the world seems to have lots of those. It’s sad when mankind doesn’t follow their Creator’s wishes of peace and love. Shame on you!

  111. Gregg Skalka says:

    Hatred and anti-Semitism is spread by idiots and believed by idiots! Unfortunately, the world seems to have lots of those. It’s sad when mankind doesn’t follow their Creator’s wishes of peace and love. Shame on you!

  112. Yeah, more Jews need to just roll over and die. Sheesh, what are they thinking? Defending themselves? Pisha.

  113. Yeah, more Jews need to just roll over and die. Sheesh, what are they thinking? Defending themselves? Pisha.

  114. Joann Eddy says:

    REALLY WONDER WHAT GOD THINKS PEOPLE LIKE THIS ARE WRONG IN THERE THINKING

  115. …..AND SIR IF YOU DID NOT EXIST THERE WOULD BE ONE LESS
    CONCEITED IGNORANT MALE ON THE PLANET AND LESS ANTI SEMITES…… ..

  116. AC Stubbs says:

    Shipman probably blames rape victims too

  117. AC Stubbs says:

    I think you are correct

  118. ha ha ha ha! what was hitler’s excuse?!!!

  119. will not even imagine the darkness of his world.

  120. How sick can people be, what did Israel do to them that deserves such hatred, it is satan that wants them gone because they are God’s people, and the people that have evil hearts is an easy instrument in the devils hands. Israel has survived many attacts and always survived, God will protect them, yes maybe they will suffer but in the end they will survive, no one can stand against God.

  121. This guy has to be stupid

  122. Marty Radnor says:

    Mitch Caplin -I am with you Mitch, not all Israelis are Jews, but I would offer that all Jews are Israels (Bnei Yisrael)…and frankly quite proud to be so. So i agree with your question to Serge, WHY?

  123. yes there would, this attitude is what is anti any one.

  124. Marcia Fremont says:

    Serge E. Grynkewich Actually all Jews ARE Israelis – Our covenant with G-d includes the Land of Israel. Sorry you misunderstood.

  125. what happed to the freedom of religion?

  126. Beth Wright says:

    Islam would still kill each other…they just have to KILL

  127. Why would you have Jews deny their God…the next thing you will want is for us to deny Christ…!!!!!

  128. How stupid.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  129. The ramblings of some twat who has obviously lost the plot !!!

  130. every anti-semite cockroach skitters to the dirtbag nytimes now and gets a platform.

  131. Chaplin stop thinking as far as your nose moron wolf in sheep clothing. Who made you the judge .

  132. AC Stubbs says:

    mad me laugh

  133. Right back atcha. Think first, throw stones later. Oh, right, that's the same mistake our enemies make–they do it backwards, too.

  134. Bob Borchers says:

    what an idiot. rest in hell. You aren't Rev. You're like JJ and Sharpton. Wolves in Sheep's clothing.

  135. Why should this surprise anyone? Yale had no problem with condoning Apartheid South Africa through their silence and inaction. When they ransacked the Judaic Studies department on anti-Semitic studies and threw out the department head and now its run by some apologist who won't discuss anti-Semitism after the holocaust. Was this not telling of what was to come?

  136. Rev Shipman is a very deep thinker – deep, with his head stuck in a hole in the ground…

  137. Pat Verdugo says:

    Exactly what you'd expect from a Yale Episcopalian.

  138. Pat Verdugo says:

    Or otherwise known as an educated idiot!!

  139. Jeffrey Panish says:

    Another Academic Idiot ,Remember an Education alone doesn't make you smart if you lack common sense

  140. Jeffrey Panish says:

    Interesting ,I don't think most people are aware of this story

  141. This did not "encourage" any antisemitism, it only "exposed" what was already latently there in the hearts if anti-Semites. The ugly truth exposed.

  142. Allen Mushin says:

    He's not even Jewish. He doesn't understand the Israeli struggle. It's not about land, it's about survival. Go preach in your own church. Jerk.

  143. Jean Hazel Kincaid says:

    Is the Rev. Shipman still a chaplain at Yale? If so, I do believe that the Board of Regents or whoever is in charge should look into this outrageous remark. An apology, at least, is in order.

  144. Lior Jacob says:

    that in itself is an anti semitic statement. Antisemitism has existed for 1200 years and more and there was not a Jewish state. Jean-Paul Sartre said: if the Jew did not exist, the antisemite would create him…

  145. Basha Kline says:

    Yale, the key to stupidity!

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