By Jon Dougherty
(TNS) After Adolph Hitler’s Third Reich nearly exterminated the earth’s Jewish population during World War II, the West vowed “never again” to allow such a horror.
But in 2019, anti-Semitism is on the rise again, including more than just verbal abuse of Jews; violence against them is also on the rise, and it just so happens that it is rising in Left-wing enclaves dominated and governed by Democrats and Leftists.
TheÂ deadly attackÂ in a New Jersey kosher market last week punctuated several years of growing, increasingly violent, incidents of anti-Semitism in the U.S., a marked turnaround from declines that had lasted more than a decade. …
â€œIt would appear these kinds of acts of anti-Semitism are now the new normal,â€ said Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks anti-Semitic incidents. …
Mr. Greenblatt said that anti-Semitic incidents had been declining in the U.S. since 2001. That trend began to reverse in 2014.
In 2017, anti-Semitic incidentsâ€”including harassment, vandalism and assault, as reported to the league by victims, law enforcement and the mediaâ€”jumped 57%, the largest single-year increase since the group began tracking such data in the 1970s. While 2018 was slightly better, it still had the third-highest total of anti-Semitic incidents the group has ever recorded, with anti-Semitic assaults more than doubling from 2017.
The FBI, which compiles hate-crime data based on reports from local law-enforcement agencies, found the number of such incidents rose 29% in 2018 from 2015.
As of September,Â anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York Cityâ€”home to the U.S.â€™s largest Jewish populationâ€”wereÂ up 51% this year from the same period last year, according to New York Police Department data. That included a string of assaults against Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, as well as a sharp rise in anti-Semitic subway graffiti.Â
The rise in anti-Semitism isn’t just occurring in the ‘tolerant’ U.S.; it’s also rising in Left-wing ‘tolerant’ Europe, the WSJ noted:
Anti-Semitism in the U.S. has paralleled a similar rise in Europe, where Jews have been targeted in a series of attacks in recent years, including one where a Holocaust survivor was thrown out of a window. A report by Franceâ€™s National Human Rights Advisory Committee found that anti-Semitic incidents in the country rose 70% in 2018 from a year earlier.Â
Nadie Epstein, editor of Moment Magazine, a publication about Jewish life, said that for her whole life until 2016, anti-Semitism in the U.S. â€œexisted largely in isolated pockets on the fringes.â€ In 2014, the magazine interviewed dozens of Jewish leaders about anti-Semitism, and the consensus view was that it wasnâ€™t a serious concern in the U.S., though it was rising in Europe.
Now, she said, that has palpably changed in ways that she feels in her own Washington, D.C., neighborhood. She has found anti-Semitic fliers on the sidewalk outside her house. Swastikas have appeared on nearby buildings and mailboxes.
â€œI never would have dreamed that I would live at a time when the act of going into a synagogue or entering a store would make me wonder, â€˜Is this the day when some crazyÂ with a gun who blames the Jews for something, is going to show up?â€™ â€ she said.
Europe’s anti-Semitism can be explained most easily: An influx of migrants from Muslim-majority countries into Western Christian-Jewish-dominated countries like Germany and France.
But in the United States? And in areas of the country that are heavily dominated by Democrats? That’s tougher to explain.
Or is it?
Seems like the Democrat Party has its own problem with rising anti-Semitism. And gosh, it’s coming largely from its Muslim members, as we reported in February:
A report on Monday noted that freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) once penned a column for a magazine founded by anti-Semite Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is attempting to manageÂ the fallout from another gaffe from a freshman Democratic lawmaker. …
Tlaibâ€™s column comes to light as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) attempts to mitigate criticism and fallout over a tweet sent by another freshman Muslim congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who accused a prominent pro-Israel lobbying group of paying lawmakers to support the Jewish state. …
But the anti-Semitism of Tlaib and Omar is part of a larger trend within the Democrat Party. …
AsÂ documentedÂ byÂ PJ MediaÂ in 2015, Muslim groups in the U.S. overwhelmingly donate and support Democratic candidates for federal office.
â€œAn analysis of federal campaign contributions finds that key figures at six of Americaâ€™s most prominent Islamist organizations have favored Democrats over Republicans by a ratio of 12 to 1 since the 9/11 terrorist attacks,â€ wrote David J. Rusin.
The views expressed by Tlaib and Omar reflect an overall shift of Democrats away from Israel, especially over the past few years.
A Pew Research poll last year found only 27% of Democrats â€œsympathizeâ€ with Israel â€“ a figure that is roughly even to the 25% of Democrats who sympathize with Palestine.
The same poll found that 79% percent of Republicans â€œsympathizeâ€ with Israel.
And yet, for some reason, most American Jews continue to support Democrats.
Clearly, President Donald Trump has been the best friend to Israel and to American Jews in decades. In addition to keeping his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Trump signed an executive order last week aimed at punishing colleges and universities that tolerate anti-Semitism on their campuses.
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â€œMost Americans don’t knowÂ how bad things have gotten onÂ many campuses whereÂ JewishÂ students face harassment,Â intimidation [and] discrimination,” U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-SemitismÂ Elan Carr said onÂ â€œFox & Friends.â€Â “And the president said,Â â€˜enough is enough.â€™â€
To emphasize how fanatically anti-Semitic the Left has become, the goofball propagandists at the Washington Post actually published an editorial claiming thatÂ Trump was “stoking anti-Semitism.” But we know that’s how the Left operates; they blame our side for whatÂ their side is doing.
The stats are in, as well as the facts: 1) Anti-Semitism is rising in the U.S. and Europe; 2) It is rising mostly in areas governed by the Left; 3) American Democrats harbor bona fide anti-Semites within their ranks; 4) President Trump and Republicans have repeatedly demonstrated they areÂ not anti-Semites.
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