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3.2.2019. 11:43
Jerusalem Post 

Antisemitism, Right and Left

Until the last minute, Jews in Germany refused to believe that they could be harmed by their German co-citizens.

By Zalman Shoval  / February 1, 2019 

We cannot, of course, compare Germany in the 1930s with today’s European countries – and certainly not with the USA – but some of the Jews now living in those countries have something in common with that generation in Germany: they are not always prone to identify and diagnose those who are harassing them – and even less to draw the necessary conclusions.
Ne možemo, naravno,  uspoređivati Njemačku iz 1939.godine sa Europskim zemljama  danas i  sigurno ne sa USA - ali neki Židovi koji danas žive u tim zermljama  imaju nešto zajedničko s ondašnjom generacijom u Njemačkoj- nisu uvijek u stanju dijagnosticirati  one koji ih napadaju - ili ne mogu donesti neophodni zaključak. To je  također jasno nakon strašnog zločina u sinagogi u Pittsburghu u Pensilvaniji, kada su razne "struje" američkog Judaizma pokazivale razni  i katkada kontradiktorni odgovor- uključujući  i onaj "da je to povezano sa političkom opozicijom predsjedniku Trumpu"  umjesto da odgovore energično na riječi ubojice"sve Židove treba ubiti"

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In Israel, too, unfortunately, the official rabbinical establishment harmed Jewish solidarity when it failed to call the site of the murder a synagogue (because it was Conservative) – and only Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement put it right.

In Europe, antisemitism has deep roots in Christian tradition, both Catholic and Protestant (the Catholics had the Inquisition, while the German reformer Martin Luther composed an antisemitic diatribe in the 16th century that would not have shamed Julius Streicher and Goebbels), in addition to other antisemitic diatribes, including the usual economic ones, all of which are now on the rise as a result of the growing number of Muslims in Europe, and particularly in France and in Germany.

In America, the situation is different. While in the past there had been antisemitic incidents there, similar to those in Europe though less frequently, as well as cases of “genteel” antisemitism, mainly among “WASPs” – set against this was the Biblical tradition of the Founding Fathers and the spirit of freedom and equality in the American heritage – as well as the identification of many Americans with Israel. And indeed, the founding of the State of Israel also has accorded American Jews a more prestigious and respected status than in the past....

The most extreme expression of this is the BDS, an organization that calls for a boycott and delegitimization of Israel. This organization claims that its boycott is “only” directed against the “occupation” and the settlements, but even the statements of its own leaders and supporters, such as the author Alice Walker, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, The Color Purple, leave no doubt that its real intention is to deny the Jewish people the right to a state and to erase Israel from the map.....

Douthat mentions the Women’s March (which took place two weeks ago), whose organizers included none other than the extreme antisemite Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, and where had there not been a last-minute intervention by the official party leadership, some marchers would have waved placards with antisemitic and anti-Israel slogans....