The term Antisemitism must be retermed. Antisemitism is too general a term and a subject to explain and it is used much too often wrongly in inexplicable lexicon. Jew hatred is the right term to use. It explains, in a language easy to understand, what Antisemitism is, which means hating the Jews for just being Jews.
Since World War II, Antisemitism was shoved deep in humanity’s closet. It became a forbidden behavior and use of words after the world ended the deeply disturbing vicious act of murdering 6 million Jews – the Holocaust.
Almost seventy five years since the Holocaust ended, Anti-Semitism escaped humanity’s closet. It has reared its ugly head in Europe, now infested with Jew hating Islamists behind whom the proverbial European anti-Semites hide or act along. And now it has reared its ugly head in the United States, all the way to the House, among US Congresspeople.
As a Jew, I see it my duty to be open about Jew hatred and stand strong against this humanity’s genetic disease, Jew hatred.
I must admit that as a Jew I simply do not get it. Why people hate my people, the Jewish people, who have done them no wrong but have done them so much good?
Being a Jew has a twofold meaning. It is being a member of the Jewish religion and being a member of the Jewish Nation, the nation that came out of the sperm seed of humanity’s Forefather Abraham and was born to the Foremother Sara, Abraham’s wife: Isaac and Jacob and Joseph and Moses.
You do not have to be a Jew living in Israel to be a member of the Jewish nation. Being a Jew, wherever you live, has no relationship to loyalty to the country where you actually live and are a citizen. But being a Jew directly correlates to the State of Israel, the homeland of the Jewish people. As a Jew you can automatically become the state of Israel citizen – under the Law of Return – if you so choose by making Aliya, meaning, emigrating to Israel from where you reside.
Israel’s ‘Law of Return,’ passed on 5 July 1950, gives Jews the right to come and live in Israel and to gain Israeli citizenship.
There are Jews who deny being Jews. This phenomenon comes from either not understanding what it means to be a Jew or a way to escape being a member of a nation that has been under affront for more than 2000 years.
There are Jews who despise being Jews and become anything but a Jew, meaning they hate themselves. Self-hating Jews is an inexplicable phenomenon that even the Bible tells about.
There are Jews who join or support groups that hate Jews and do work against Israel, the “Zionist Entity,” claiming it is not against Jews but the Jewish state. But holding hate for the Jewish State means they are against all Jews.
Then there are those who are not Jewish but hate Jews, and they are everywhere. Persecution of Jews was a prevalent act during the two Jewish commonwealths, in the Land of Israel, perpetrated by various conquerors. Persecution, expulsions, libels, murderous attacks on Jews, Pogroms and finally the Holocaust are all part of Jewish history soaked with Jewish blood caused by Jew hatred.
And now, with the establishment of the nation state of the Jewish people, Israel, the small country in the Middle East has had to defend herself against Islamo-Nazi-Arab Jew hatred aggression since its birth, 70 years ago.
That Jew hatred has now metastasized. Jew hatred has become a world trend, as the modern lexicon goes, it is “Mainstream.” It is no longer the KKK and their like ethos. It is in the halls of the United Nations, it is expressed in the law-fare war on Israel; it is the sound bites of politicians and it is depicted by vandals vandalizing Jewish cemeteries with Swastika graffiti, telling us they hate even dead Jews. This is how deep it goes. Jew hatred is on university campuses around the world; Jewish students being attacked for being Jews. The abovementioned cases are just a few Jew hatred attestations.
In the U.S. House of Representatives the Democrats have elected into their ranks the Muslim Rashida Harbi Tlaib, who was born with a Jew hatred spoon in her mouth. This so very obvious Jew hater, representing the 6th and 12th districts of the Michigan House of Representatives is the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan legislature. This newly elected Democrat celebrated her win with a series of anti-Israel tweets, with a series of Jew hatred.
Take the Democrat party, its members, many are Jews, cannot bring themselves to condemn, originally from Somali Muslim Jew hater, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, now serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, a district of which 40% are Jews. I do not know where this woman was educated but wherever she was educated to hate Jews and Israel, for no rhyme or reason, must be investigated and cut at its roots.
Rep. Ilham Omar must be censured and if she does not end her Jew hatred rant she should be expelled from congress.
The Democratic Caucus that controls the House of Representatives no longer considers American Jews worthy of care, protection, or even consideration. Regarded by Democrats and their cohorts in the media and other forums as Caucasian oppressors, Jews can be accused and attacked, as Rep Omar does, for “dual loyalties” and as craven manipulators – pointing at AIPAC’s work – using money to buy support from non-Jews, a classic libel used for centuries to justify persecution and even extermination of Jews.
Eliot Engel, a Jew, the House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman has no intention of punishing Omar for her Israel-Jew hatred flares. His excuse is that doing so would “exacerbate the situation.” This is what I call a typical Shush-Shtil Jewish mentality that, for centuries, eroded the Jewish tenet of being able to stand proud as a Jew and project deserved dignity and respect.
In the IAC (Israel America Council) 2018 conference, which I attended, they had Senator Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi on stage lying to 1500 supporters of Israel. These two politicians, Schumer – a Jew – and Pelosi claiming to have Jews in her family tree, had the audacity to tell the audience that they have Israel’s security at heart and see to Israel’s security needs while they both voted for Obama and the EU Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) Iran nuclear deal that guaranteed that Jew hating regime could obtain nuclear arsenal and be able to deliver on its ongoing threats to annihilate Israel.
Is that how you have someone’s back!? I guess for the Democrats it is!
Why would IAC even bring these two politicians to lie and deceive the crowd which should be a rejection of this organization’s tenet?
Unfortunately, in the past Jews preferred not to affront the lies about them, what is now called political correctness, while their survival was at stake and pushed to a corner, while they were praying for a miracle they are left alone. Jews are the scapegoat of many societies.
It is important to note that the percentage of Jewish voters, in the electorate, has been declining for decades. It is reasonable to think is that soon, Muslims, many of whom are Jew haters, whose immigration numbers into the United States have skyrocketed since 9/11/01, will outnumber Jews and more of Ilhan Abdullahi Omar’s type are likely to take a seat in the House of Representatives. More Jew hatred will be spit out and much dodged and/or ignored.
In an upside-down world, the Democrats are now captives in the identity politics coalition that is embracing ‘Jew-hatred’ for victim Muslims. Note that there are a billion muslims, a worldwide strong force, while the 14 million worldwide Jews, are supposedly oppressors in the twisted victimology doctrine.
I am a daughter of Holocaust survivor parents whose immediate and distant families, almost entirely, perished in the Holocaust. I do not embrace the millennia long Jewish victimhood mentality; I fight back.
We, Jews, are no longer victims, no longer a disenfranchised minority. We have a nation state and we have sovereignty. Our posture must be upright, strong, and our pride high.
I went to ask my friend Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg, who is just like myself, a child of Holocaust survivors, if he seconds my opinion on the Jew hatred sphere.
Rabbi Rosenberg’s View of Jew Hatred
“Growing up in the Midwest USA, as an Orthodox Jew, I always wore a skullcap in my often taken trips to friends in various cities in different states. Strangers would look at me as if I had horns under my cap. These people probably had never met an Orthodox Jew, or any Jew, so they gave me those disapproving looks.”
“Already at a young age I experienced inexplicable Jew hatred. At the age of eight, Charlie, a red headed Irish boy, was my best friend. One day, I encountered Charlie’s grandfather visiting his family, who asked me if I was Catholic. I had reddish hair and freckles and looked the type. I told him I was Jewish and he threw me out of the house and I never again played with my friend Charlie.”
“I think that anti-Semitism-Jew hatred is fed to too many people in their people’s mother’s milk; if not, there is no sensible explanation for this sentiment.”
The Rabbi Goes on …
“My earliest memory of Jew hatred was when I was about five years old. My parents, Holocaust survivors who barely spoke English lived in an apartment they rented. It was July 4th, America’s Independence Day; I was playing with small sparklers when the landlord decided to call my parents by dirty names and told us we must vacate the next day.”
“In my early twenties, while attending Yeshiva University, I rented a room in an apartment in an Irish neighborhood nearby school. Each time I got off the bus to go to what I then considered to be my home, teenagers would call me names, such as ‘kike.’ One day I had enough; I approached the oldest teenager and knocked him off his bike. That was the end of the name calling. A Jewish display of strength is inevitably a Jew hatred deterrence.”
My Late Father Told Me a Similar Story
My father, who, till Hitler came to power, lived in Warsaw, Poland. He was a blond, blue eyed boy whose looks were similar to any Polish boy. He was the only Jew in a group of Polish teenage boys of very tight friendship. When my father heard of an anti-Semitic act in his neighborhood, he would immediately call all his buddies and together they rode their bikes and fearlessly encountered the perpetrators of the anti-Semitic acts.
The Rabbi Continues …
“When I taught at Rutgers University, as a Jew I was harassed and threatened. Though I reported this behavior, the Jewish organizations were silent. I am assuming their disenfranchised Jew mentality won over them. The fear of standing up for your [Jewish] dignity is the downfall of many Jews. Standing strong to Jew hatred is especially needed after and because of the long history of Jew hatred the Jewish nation so much experienced.”
“I was born in a displaced person’s camp in Regensborg, Germany, the only child of parents who survived the atrocities of the Holocaust. I attended public school and came to study at Yeshiva University (YU) as a product of a Hebrew school. At YU I earned notable degrees. My Jewish pride has been the light of my life and no Jew hatred will take it away from me. I will fight it with every bone in my body.”
Jew hatred and living away from their newly born homeland has inflicted a silent Holocaust
Jews have turned away from Judaism, which is the base to western civilization and have been assimilating, losing their ancient dogma. Marriages between Jews and non-Jews have reached a high count, meaning high loss of members of the Jewish nation to never be regained.
I am a Jewess. Often people tell me: ‘you do not look Jewish.’ What does it mean to look Jewish? This question is an anti-Semitic slur underline.
The ancient Jew hatred – which has reared its ugly head again – is a fix for an ingathering storm for Jews. The time to stand up to it and fight this hatred like never before is now. Jew hatred, or the mild and too general, too mainstream term – Antisemitism – must be eradicated from this world for once and for all.