There is very little to comment, after the spate of bomb threats and cemetery vandalism nation here makes it seem as if anti Semitic fever is coming here, even though hate crimes against Americans who happen to be Jews have led the FBI HATE CRIME DATA for as long as I can remember.
I will never understand it but I accept that inexplicable compulsive hatred is a recessive but ineradicable ‘genetic’ fault, and that it now has been accepted by the American left in the clothing of ‘displeasure’ for a nation of 6 million surrounded by 350 million determined to exterminate it.
Sorry, but Jews were hated long before Israel. Jews are not hated because of Israel, Israel is hated because it is FULL OF JEWS.
Welcome to the new Europe, same as the old Europe.
Antonio Tajani, the new President of the European Parliament, has made a bold opening statement
of intent: “No Jew should be forced to leave Europe.” While this is an admirable position to hold, it sadly could not be farther from the truth. The poison of anti-Semitism festers in Europe once again.
Europe is seeing yet again another rise
in the number of Jews leaving the continent. Jonathan Boyd, Executive Director of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research (IJPR), notes that the number of Jews leaving France is “unprecedented”
The results of the study show that 4% of the French and Belgian Jewish populations had emigrated those countries to reside in Israel.
The IJPR attributes this demographic transformation to the inflow of migrants from the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Is this really surprising? Sadly, when individuals come from nations that have culturally a high dislike of Jews, many of these immigrants might hold anti-Semitic views that eventually get spread.
With such spikes in Jew-hatred, is it surprising that Jews are leaving Europe? Equally concerning is Europe’s blindness to this anti-Semitism.
Recently, a German court decided that the firebombing of a synagogue
in Wuppertal was only the expression of “anti-Israeli sentiment.”
Really? Why, then, was not the Israeli embassy attacked rather than a synagogue whose worshippers presumably were not Israeli? They worshippers were German. What happened in the German court was pure Nazi-think: the most undisguised anti-Semitism: that Jews supposedly are not Germans.
The old wine of pure anti-Semitism is now dressed up in new “politically correct” bottles of criticism of Israel. At heart, however, it is your grandmother’s same old Jew-hate, much of it still based on racist tropes. The Jews in that firebombed synagogue were German nationals and may have had absolutely no links to Israel. They do however, have a connection to Judaism.
The German court actually ruled that that attacking a place where Jews worship is somehow different from attacking Jews. Your pet slug would not believe that.
Meanwhile, another German Court again rejected
an action against your friendly neighborhood “sharia police.”
In Germany, it seems, burning down synagogues is merely “anti-Israeli” even if there are no Israelis there, but “police” who use Islamic sharia law — without legal authority and within a system of law that persecutes women, Christians, Jews and others — are acceptable and legal.
And people cannot understand why Jews are leaving Europe?
Even though German authorities evidently struggle to identify anti-Semitism, the Israeli government claims
there has been an 50% increase in anti-Semitic incidents in Germany just since 2015.
Jew-hatred in Europe is spreading to the workplace and the hubs of supposedly enlightened discourse: universities. At Goldsmith’s University, students scrawled on a public feedback board that they wanted
“No more David Hirsch, no more Zionism — a bitter Jew.”
The message and tone here is clear: Jews are not welcome. The suggestion that academics would also not be welcome because of their religion is deeply worrying and should be unacceptable.
Goldsmith’s have since condemned
the action, but it is telling that someone felt he could comfortably post such anti-Jewish abuse. The anti-Semitism facing Jews at UK universities led the Baroness Deech to declare British University campuses “no-go zones” for Jews.
Students at Exeter University wear T-shirts glorifying
the Holocaust; the Labour Party Chair at Oxford University commendably resigned over members calling
Auschwitz a “cash cow” and mocking
the mourners of the Paris terrorist attacks; SOAS University is under investigation
for lectures likening Zionism to Nazism and delusionally arguing
that it was Zionists who were conspiring to increase anti-Semitism to encourage Jews to leave the UK and go to Israel.
The Israeli government also believes
there was an increase in anti-Semitic incidents in Britain by 62%.