Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Antisemitism In America, Why? Nu New?

I feel safest here in Israel
Antisemitism isn't new, not even in the USA. And it definitely predates Hitler in Germany.

Antisemitism has always been around. Go back five hundred 500 plus years to the Inquisition or a millennium 1,000 to the Crusades. And about a  thousand years before that, you have the background of the Chanukah story, you know that Jewish Holiday that just ended.

The American immigration quota system of 1924 was antisemitic among other forms of discrimination. The "euphemism:"
the purpose of the act was "to preserve the ideal of U.S. homogeneity."
In other words, the law was to preserve the traditional religious, ethnic population percentages as they stood in 1890. The descendants of the European invaders and occupiers of that large rich country, known today as The United States of America, wanted to preserve the racial and religious purity of their new country...

Don't forget that during World War Two, there was no military plan to destroy the Nazi death camps, And the American State Department had recommended to President Truman in November, 1947 to vote against an independent Jewish State in Judea, which had been renamed "Palestine" by Hadrian.

Truman may have defied the State Department in 1947, but today delegitimizing Israel in academia, media and diplomacy is the norm. Barack Hussein Obama's parting shot against Israel in the United Nations was unprecedented, not because of his anti-Israel policy, but because it's not accepted for "lame duck" presidents to take such a controversial action.

Since anti-Israel statements now come from Congress, the less erudite aren't afraid or embarrassed to use violence against Jews in America.

Come to your own conclusions. Those who agree, fine, and those who disagree... please think again. BDS, J-Street etc endanger ordinary Jews in the long run, more than they endanger Israel.


Mr. Cohen said...

Around year 1922, Judge Learned Hand said this
about anti-Jewish quotas at Harvard University:

“I cannot agree that a limitation based upon
race will in the end work out any good purpose.

If the Jew does not mix well with the Christian,
it is no answer to segregate him.

Most of the qualities which the Christian
dislikes in him are, I believe, the direct
result of that very policy in the past...”

SOURCE: Chutzpah by Alan M. Dershowitz
(chapter 3, page 68) published in year 1991 by
Little Brown & Co ISBN: 9780316181372 ISBN: 0316181374

Judge Billings Learned Hand lived from 1872 to 1961.

Batya said...

antisemitism shouldn't be pooh-poohed