Anti-Semitism is a politics of misdirected blame. Today its most frequent target is the state of Israel.
By Ruth Wisse
In the wake of the shooting in Pittsburgh, a volley of voices called for more of this or that—armed guards or gun control, barring the doors of synagogues, policing of fringe web platforms or resources for mental health. While President Trump denounced the shooting as “an evil anti-Semitic attack” and visited the grieving community, a sector of the media blamed the president for the incident, as it does for everything else. It was politics as usual.
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A BALLROOM FOR THE DOOMED
By Annika Hernroth-Rothstein
My friend places a small piece of chocolate in front of me, wrapped in silver paper carrying a meticulously designed logo that reads “Annual conference against anti-Semitism.” This piece of chocolate is a perfect symbol of everything that has been driving me crazy for the last few years, and despite its nifty design, it makes me feel both angry and disheartened.
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The University of California, Los Angeles Graduate Student Association approved a resolution Wednesday calling those who do not support a pro-Palestine agenda “Islamophobic.”
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On March 27, speaking to the Sunday Times, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams expressed his concern at rising levels of anti-Semitism on British university campuses. There are, he said, “worrying echoes” of Germany in the 1930s. Two days later, in The Times, Chris Bryant, the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and a senior member of the British Labour party, warned that the political left was increasingly questioning the right of the state of Israel to exist, a view he called a “not too subtle form of anti-Semitism.”
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Contact: Nicole Rosen
LARGEST U.S. PUBLIC UNIV. UNANIMOUSLY PASSES LANDMARK POLICY TO PROTECT JEWISH STUDENTS FROM RISING ANTI-SEMITISM
UC condemns anti-Semitism & anti-Semitic forms of anti-Zionism; 1st university to take this critical step
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From my friend, David P. Steinmann:
99% of American Jews have no idea this kind of thing is happening pretty much all the time. On the streets, and on college and university campuses.
Why don’t they know? Because, with a very few exceptions, the media doesn’t think it fits their news narrative so it isn’t reported. But if someone is overheard saying something negative about, say, a Muslim person, the District Attorney launches a full-scale investigation. That does fit the media’s definition of news.
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Dennis Prager, writing in Townhall Magazine, commented, just after the tsunami hit Japan, about the other tsunami – the Palestinian-Arab-Muslim flood of Jew-hatred.
Palestinian and other Muslim spokesmen and their supporters on the left argue that this unique hatred is the fruit of Israeli policies, not decades of Nazi-like Jew-hatred saturating Islamic education, television, radio and the mosque. But for this to be true, unique hatred would have to be matched by unique evil on the Israelis’ part.
Yet, among the injustices of the world, what the Israelis have done to the Palestinians would not even register on a moral Richter scale. The creation of Israel engendered about 750,000 Palestinian refugees (and an equal number of Jewish refugees from Arab countries) and the death of perhaps 10 thousand Palestinian Arabs. And all of that came about solely because Arab armies invaded Israel in order to destroy it at birth. Yet, when Pakistan was yanked from India and established as a Muslim state at the very same time Israel was established, that act engendered 12.5 million Muslim refugees and about a million dead Muslims (and similar numbers of Hindu refugees and deaths). Why then doesn’t “Hindu” equal “Jew” in the Muslim lexicon of hate?
Here are some answers in brief:
First, many groups have been hated, but none have been hated as deeply as the Jews.
Second, Jew-hatred is often exterminationist, which is why Jew-hatred has little in common with ethnic bigotry, religious intolerance or even racism. Rarely, if ever, do any of them seek the extermination of the disliked or hated group.
Third, exterminationist Jew-haters are particularly dangerous people. Non-Jews who do not recognize Jew-hatred as the moral cancer it is are fools. Nazism was born in Jew-hatred and led to the death of more than 40 million non-Jews. Islamic terror started against Israeli Jews but has spread around the world. More fellow Muslims have now been murdered by Islamic terror than Jews have.
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