מקום הפיגוע בגרמניה
A vigil held in honor of victims of an anti-Semitic attack in Germany
Photo: AP
A vigil held in honor of victims of an anti-Semitic attack in Germany

Anti-Semitism is world's oldest 'fake news'

Opinion: In the past, hatred of Jews was the tool of the ignorant, a product of prolonged demonization and blind hate; today it is a tool used worldwide by 'enlightened' elites and organizations, which spread hostility for their own gains

Ben-Dror Yemini |
Published: 04.21.20 , 17:06
In order to perpetrate the most heinous act in human history, it took the Nazis years of brainwashing of its public.
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  • Over the course of human history, Jews were always demonized - sometimes for a few years and sometimes for a few millenniums. After all, anti-Semitism is the world’s oldest fake news. Not every brainwashing ends with a genocide, but every genocide starts with brainwashing.
    מקום הפיגוע בגרמניהמקום הפיגוע בגרמניה
    A vigil held in honor of victims of an anti-Semitic attack in Germany
    (Photo: AP)
    When talking about blunt anti-Semitism that turns murderous, the cases are few, after all the Jews living in the west are not only suffering from antisemitism, they also prosper over there.
    In the U.S. for example, the Jews are the most beloved group among the general population, but when you look close, it the hand of the enlightend, educated and advanced west that feeds antisemitism.
    It is not only a matter of delusional intellectuals, in the UN there is an automatic majority of ignorant states, and while we have grown accustomed, we shouldn’t.
    Because it is not only Iran and Sudan, it is the majority of European countries who, time and time again, side with the antisemitic majority.
    אנדרטה לזכר השואה בבית הקברות הישן בריבנה, אוקראינה חוללהאנדרטה לזכר השואה בבית הקברות הישן בריבנה, אוקראינה חוללה
    A Jewish cemetery desecrated in Ukraine
    (Photo: Courtesy)
    The World Health Organization (WHO) for example, is a professional, non political organization. a little less than a year ago, WHO’s annual meeting convened in Geneva.
    On WHO’s table were placed a myriad of world issues, like the millions of people in Venezuela who contracted Malaria, or the millions in Syria who lost access to medical services, or the tens of millions in Yemen who are on the precipice of dying from hunger.
    This is only a partial list of the issues that were supposed to keep the convention busy: So, was any decision made regarding the tens of millions people suffering from man made atrocities?
    No, only one condemnation against Israel, due to the “health conditions in the occupied territories.”
    The Palestinians, i should add, are in the top third of the world on measures such as life expectancy or infant mortality, In Africa and many other Arab countries, one can only dream of similar death rates.
    Palestinians spray disinfectant as a precaution against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in the streets of Al Nusairat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip Palestinians spray disinfectant as a precaution against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in the streets of Al Nusairat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip
    Palestinians spray disinfectant as a precaution against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in the streets of Al Nusairat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip
    (Photo: EPA)
    The same happens dozens of times a year at the UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council. Nine out of ten condemnations issued by these bodies are directed at Israel, with countries like Germany, France and Belgium taking the side of states like Iran or Sudan.
    Prof. Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, one of the world’s top leading genocide researchers, blames politicians for this continued hatred of Jewish people.
    One such example is Clare Short, a former member of the British Labour Party who once blamed Israel for the majority of violence around the globe. While it is safe to assume 99% of the victims around the world wouldn't be able to point out Israel on amap, why not feed the hatred?
    British Jews protest outside parliament against Labour's Jeremy CorbynBritish Jews protest outside parliament against Labour's Jeremy Corbyn
    British Jews protest outside parliament against Labour's Jeremy Corbyn
    (Photo: EPA)
    Western academia and media have both become obsessed with blaming Israel for all of the world's problems, which does nothing but help spread atrocious propaganda.
    Once it was the ignorant who hated the Jews. Now, it's the liberal, enlightened, and educated who hate the Jewish state.
    And when almost all European countries side with authoritarian states like Iran, and when journalists and professors at universities cover "Israeli have crimes" more than any other country around the world, it shows us that anti-Semitism is alive and well.
    Goldhagen also claims that suicide attacks are actually a weapon of mass destruction. These attacks - which are happening in Somalia, Nigeria, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan - are not meant to liberate but rather enforce a views that preache destruction and hate.
    When, however, there attacks are committed against Jews, they are rationalized and sometimes justified by the international community.
    פיגוע דריסה גוש עציוןפיגוע דריסה גוש עציון
    A scene of a terror attack in the West Bank
    (Photo: MDA)
    As the Italian philosopher, Gianni Vattimo once wrote: “ When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [former Iranian president] encourages to destroy Israel, he merely expresses a demand which all democratic states should agree with."
    And lo and behold, on campuses across universities around the world, students now demonstrate in support of Hamas, which made the destruction of the Jewish state its main objective.
    It has been 75 years since the Holocaust and the enlightened have taken the place of the ignorant.
    This includes international organizations, heads of states which support these organizations, academia, the media as well as Jews and Israelis who are partners in the spread of hate and propaganda.
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