It’s one thing to criticize Israel. It’s another thing entirely to be against the very existence of the Jewish state. In this clarifying video, Dennis Prager defines the difference and explains why anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are one and the same.
Jew-hatred is a fact of life.
As we recite in in the Passover Hagaddah, “In every generation they rise to destroy us…”
In America, Jew-hatred comes from two distinct groups: a small but dangerous group of white nationalists. But overwhelmingly Jew-hatred comes from the intersectional Progressive left. The Democrat Party has institutionalized Jew-hatred by refusing to condemn pathological Jew-haters Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. In fact, Democrat partisans embrace these two racists.
It worth noting that not one Democrat politician running for POTUS made a statement of support for Israel when the IslamoNazis in Gaza lobbed 698 missiles at civilian targets in Israel last week murdering four, injuring 234 and traumatizing thousands of innocent children.
Not surprisingly, Omar and Tlaib tweeted support of the IslamoNazis.
Of course, Jew-hatred has been part of the leftist DNA since the birth of modern Socialism.
As Karl Marx wrote:
What is the worldly religion of the Jew? Huckstering. What is his worldly God? Money.…. Money is the jealous god of Israel, in face of which no other god may exist. Money degrades all the gods of man – and turns them into commodities…. The bill of exchange is the real god of the Jew. His god is only an illusory bill of exchange…. The chimerical nationality of the Jew is the nationality of the merchant, of the man of money in general.
Victor Davis Hanson unwraps Progressive Jew-hatred which intersects with Islamist Jew-hatred which intersects with black Jew-hatred.
The New York Times International Edition recently published an anti-Semitic cartoon of a dachshund with the face of Benjamin Netanyahu. The composite animal was leading a hunched Donald Trump who had on dark sunglasses, as if blind, and a yarmulke.
Almost immediately, everyone pointed out that the theme of doglike Jews pulling along their clueless befuddled blinded “Aryan” masters was a favorite in Hitler’s Germany. The theme, style, and imagery of the cartoon might have trumped what was often published in Der Stürmer, the Nazi megaphone of propagandist Julius Streicher. The latter was hanged after the Nuremberg Trials for two decades of fomenting the Jew hatred that helped lead to the Holocaust.
Stranger still, at first the New York Times merely explained how the sick cartoon got published in its international edition, but without an apology for its publication. Its subsequent second-try mea culpa was rendered a pathetic joke when, a few days later, the paper published yet another incoherent anti-Semitic cartoon of a Benjamin Netanyahu, this time as some sort of blind Moses with selfie stick in one hand and a stone tablet with the Star of David in the other, as he descends from Mount Sinai.
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks explains that antisemitism is a virus that has mutated over time and why its return today presents a danger not just for Jews, but for all who care about our common humanity.
Though the surgery on my arm was a month ago, it’s still weak and typing for too long causes it to ache, so I have to keep this brief.
A few scattered thoughts about the Poway atrocity.
The congregants displayed amazing courage under fire. Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, the Chabad leader of the shul, lost two fingers to gunfire as he herded the children to safety. Bleeding and in pain, he continued to put the safety of the children first.