Tuesday, February 27, 2018

You Elect a Bigot, This Is What You Get.

Quelle Surprise!! Anti-semitism is flourishing in the United States of America.

Antisemitic incidents in the US surged 57% in 2017, the Anti-Defamation League said on Tuesday, the largest year-on-year increase since the Jewish civil rights group began collecting data in 1979.

Close to 2,000 cases of harassment, vandalism and physical assault were recorded, the highest number of antisemitic incidents since 1994, it said.

The rise comes amid a climate of rising incivility, the emboldening of hate groups and widening divisions in American society, according to ADL’s national director, Jonathan Greenblatt.

“A confluence of events in 2017 led to a surge in attacks on our community – from bomb threats, cemetery desecrations, white supremacists marching in Charlottesville, and children harassing children at school,” he said.

Rising numbers were in part attributed to the fact that more people were reporting incidents than ever before, the ADL said, adding that its staff independently verify the credibility of each claim.

Incidents were reported in all 50 US states for the first time since 2010, with higher numbers reported in areas with large Jewish populations.

Donald Trump’s administration has been accused of failing to condemn religious bigotry. Jewish groups scolded the president last year for not mentioning Jews or antisemitism in a statement about the Holocaust


Anonymous said...

Like Hans-Joachim Schoeps, many Jewish Republican intellectuals are recoiling at the house of horrors they helped create. People like Max Boot, Jennifer Rubin, David Brooks and others have spoken out against Trump. Unfortunately, many haven't come to grips with the fact that Trump could die tomorrow and the GOP monster factory will go right on producing more Atwaters, Bushs, Palins, Pences, Roves, Falwells, Gingrichs, Delays, McConnells, Moores, Ryans, Cruzes, Limbaughs, Hannitys, Coulters, Joneses and Bannons.

Trump has no coherent policy that could be called Trumpism. What we're seeing is the result of decades of pushing Republicans further and further to the right. What used to be whispered is now said out loud, and what's on offer is Republicanism.


Purple library guy said...

I don't think the main pro-Israel lobby groups have time to deal with this kind of nonsense. Actual antisemitism from the Breitbart right is unimportant to them; the important kind of "antisemitism" for them is principled human rights stances by the BDS movement.