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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Sliding into Anti-Semitism

While most Jews over the age of 50 are locked into a world-view colored by Father Coughlin and a harsh Christianity, an opinion taught by the oldest living generation of Jews to the middle-aged children, reality is that Anti-Semitism within the US and, more prevalent without, is promoted and acted upon by people advocating Left-liberal political philosophies.

Victor Davis Hanson in the Jewish World Review captures the current version of Anti-Semitism to which Jews are largely blindered:

We're accustomed to associating hatred of Jews with the ridiculed Neanderthal Right of those in sheets and jackboots. But this new venom, at least in its Western form, is mostly a leftwing, and often an academic, enterprise. It's also far more insidious, given the left's moral pretensions and its influence in the prestigious media and universities. We see the unfortunate results in frequent anti-Israeli demonstrations on campuses that conflate Israel with Nazis, while the media have published fraudulent pictures and slanted events in southern Lebanon.

We saw throughout the recent war between Israel and Lebanon countless acts of fraudulent reporting by Reuters and AP that always favored the Lebanese side. We have seen the UN and NYC accept Iranian President Ahmadinejad for speaking engagements with little hard questioning from the media. The result of the acceptance of this Holocaust denier and imminent nuclear bomb possessor is that Israel remains a "one-bomb" country. Only one nuke will end its existence.

Writes Hanson:

The dangers of this post anti-Semitism is not just that Jews are shot in Europe and the United States — or that a drunken celebrity or demagogue mouths off. Instead, ever so insidiously, radical Islam's hatred of Jews is becoming normalized.

The liberal Jews are aligned with comrades in academia and the press (many of them also Jews) who will do nothing to protect them. After it is all over, will they say once again "Never Again"?

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