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. (NYT 4/5/19) 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 organizations and institutions. There is no mention of Islamic 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 its 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 the failure to address their plight in Arab countries who keep them in deplorable refugee ccamps, 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 far surpass what they can expect in Arab countries.
Although the Times pretends that much of anti-semitism is the result of Israel’s right-wing leadership, the animosity expressed by Muslim nations and Muslim immigrants throughout the world 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. It’s interesting that despite the Obama family sitting in the Reverend Wright’s congregation for more than 20 years, listening to his anti-semitic and anti-American rants, Obama wasn’t scarred by that after he found it expedient to disavow him. Trump’s ill-chosen attempt to calm the waters at Charlottesville is instantly and always summoned as indelible proof of his racism and fascism.
The Times leaves us with the assessment of a Jewish sociologist at the University of London who equates the British right and left by saying that they 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 twenty 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 or grandchildren into pariahs on campus for a week every year, something that no other religious or ethnic group would be made to endure. Despite our country’s prohibitions against discrimination by race, creed or gender, no one has legally challenged this ongoing abusive treatment of Jewish students. It has unfortunately taken the the massacre of Jews at prayer in Pittsburgh for people to finally acknowledge what has been steadily rolling towards them for so many years - in plain sight, encouraged in every way and every day by the NYT.
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