January 27th was the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust on the anniversary of the day the Russian Army liberated Auschwitz in 1945. This year’s day is particularly relevant as less than eight decades after Hitler was defeated, Antisemitism is growing at an accelerated rate throughout the world, even here in America, but is ignored by most.
As explained by the United States State Department Contemporary Examples of Antisemitism include:
- Calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews (often in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist view of religion).
- Making mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as a collective—especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions.
- Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, the state of Israel, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.
- Accusing the Jews as a people, or Israel as a state, of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust.
- Accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel, or to the alleged priorities of Jews worldwide, than to the interest of their own nations.
- Using the symbols and images associated with classic anti-Semitism to characterize Israel or Israelis
- Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis
- Blaming Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions
- Applying double standards for Israel by requiring of it a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation
- Multilateral organizations focusing on Israel only for peace or human rights investigations
- Denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, and denying Israel the right to exist [also known as Zionism]
The amazing part is that the definition was created under the administration of Barack Obama, who was perhaps the most anti-Semitic president American History. Among other things, Obama blamed the Jews for pushing Bush #43 into invading Iraq (not true), did not believe that Jews were targeted in a Paris terror attack on a Kosher supermarket, held a double standard and made demands he didn’t make of the Palestinians or real countries. As did his two secretaries of state Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Obama blamed Israel for all inter-religious or political tensions.
Anti-Semitism in this country occurs regularly and is mostly ignored. The progressive movement in America generates most of the Antisemitism in the country (if you don’t believe me just go to sites such as Daily Kos, or Huffington Post, and search the words “Jew” and “Israel”). Interestingly whenever a grass-roots conservative movement begins to grow, those same progressives use fake charges of Antisemitism as tools against the conservatives such as President Trump, or Senator Ted Cruz.…