The media and the left like to think of themselves as strong advocates for the victims in our society. Some groups are very vocal about their victimhood and get a lot more support than others. As they say, ” the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” The group that is statistically the most targeted is ignored by both the media and the left. The group I am referring to is the Jewish people. They do not fit the media and left profile of what “victims’ look like. Perhaps that is because the Jewish people have very much taken to heart the words, ” Never again.” They do not act like victims, they do not make up words like Jewishophobia and generations of them have worked to build a thriving Homeland despite unimaginable opposition.
They may not fit the victimhood profile but anti-Semitism is very much on the rise and has increased Jewish immigration from Western countries to Israel. It may seem a simplistic analogy but I cannot help but notice that where Muslim populations increase in the West so does anti-Semitism. It is a fact that in Western countries the left embrace Islam and are outspoken about Muslim rights but have little room in their liberal hearts for Judaism or compassion for Jews.
The European Union’s hostility towards Israel and Jews was emphasised recently when Mahmoud Abbas’ the President of Palestine, made a speech. In his speech he accused Israel of stereotypical anti semitic blood libels at the EU and received a standing ovation. Is it any wonder that Jews are once again fleeing Europe? If we do not learn from history we are doomed to repeat it.
Erin Schrode, a promising 25-year-old Jewish woman, announces her candidacy for U.S. Congress. In response, she is bombarded by hundreds of anti-Semitic messages: “Fire up the oven.” “Kike.” “Get out of my country, kike. Get to Israel where you belong. That or the oven. Take your pick.” This did not happen in the 1930s. It happened last month in California.