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Fri Dec 15, 2017, 02:02 PM

(Jewish Group) Anti-Semitism: New and Ancient, Hatred-Laden


President Trump recently declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Ever since, protests have rallied against this declaration, in Israel/Palestine, and all over the world. Protesters in Germany and Europe are threatening synagogues and burning Israeli flags and marching against the Jews.

In the United States and during the events in Charlottesville – Virginia, I watched in disbelief the Neo-Nazis marched chanting, “Jews will not replace us.” President Trump said there were “good people” among those protesters. Seriously?

This is hardly a new phenomenon. Antisemitism has prevailed since the dawn of Judaism. Regardless of the political and socio-economic reasons for such hatred against the Jews, where and when did it all start? Perhaps the question to ask is, why?

History lesson

Antisemitism dates back to the first Crusade in 1096 and the Rhineland massacres. Later in 1290, the expulsion from England took place, followed by the massacres of Spanish Jews and the famous Spanish Inquisition in 1492. Anti-Jewish programs in Russia, Ukraine, France followed culminating with the Holocaust in the German-occupied Europe in 1933. After the British Mandate and the declaration of Israel as a country in 1948, Arabs and Muslims pushed for Jewish Exodus from their countries.

Why has hatred against the Jews persisted till today?


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Fri Dec 15, 2017, 07:51 PM

1. I used to believe education was the solution to a lot of problems

At some point I realized it's a lot more complicated.

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