Purporting to outline the current disease of hatred on both left and right “extremes,” the Times caption reads, “Surge of Anti-Semitism in Europe and U.S. as Economies Cool,” thereby solidifying one of the most heinous anti-semitic tropes - conflating Jews with money. As for the Democrat party, anti-semitism has jumped from its extremes to mainstream candidates for office and members of congress who consider it merely an example of freedom of speech.
The Times ignores completely the enormous influence of anti-semitism on campus and in leftist institutions and organizations. There is no mention of Muslim influence,, either monetary or political, in movements such as BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) or Israel Apartheid Week, an annual occurrence on campuses across America since 2005. Nor is anything said about intersectionality, a concept emphasizing the commonality between oppressed brown and black groups and their mandatory identification with the plight of Palestinians. Interestingly, these groups are only concerned with Palestinians who are “controlled” by Israel - no mention is made of their abysmal treatment by other Arab countries who keep them in deplorable refugee camps, refusing to offer citizenship to their Muslim brothers. The fact that more than a million Palestinians are citizens of Israel is never divulged, nor is the fact that their standard of living and educational and professional opportunities surpass what they can expect in Arab countries.
Although the Times pretends that much of this anti-semitism is a result of Israel’s right-wing leadership, the animosity expressed by Muslim nations and immigrants throughout Europe is directed at “Jews” wherever they may live. The Koranic sources of this hatred are not mentioned in this lengthy article which also fails to mention the resurgence of respect for Louis Farrakhan by Democrat members of congress and organizers of the Women’s Marches on Washington. The Times leaves us with the assessment of a sociologist at the University of London who equates the British right and left by saying that both consider Israel to be a “belligerent country that defends itself against Muslims.” A more accurate description would be that Israel is a strong country which is constantly forced to defend itself against Muslim belligerents and terrorists who refuse to accept the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East.
Anti-Semitism in the US has been subsidized, tolerated and encouraged on American campuses for more than 20 years. That poison has spread to the media and political spheres with the unfortunate predilection of Jews to keep supporting Democrats regardless of their compatibility with these movements. Jewish philanthropists continue to support colleges and universities that turn their children and grandchildren into pariahs on campus for a week every year, something that no other religious or ethnic group has been forced to endure. Why has this not been challenged legally since all these schools are such lovers of social justice and haters of any discrimination of race,creed or gender. Despite this long-term abusive treatment of Jews, it has taken their massacre at the temple in Pittsburgh for people to finally acknowledge what has been rolling steadily towards them, in plain sight for so many years, encouraged in every way and every day by the NYTimes.
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