|Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century: The Resurgence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Yesterday I posted a video of college students who had gone to public school, and yet were completely ignorant of what, where, why, and when the Holocaust occurred. Today, I am drawn to this story which exposes that anti-semitism is no longer creeping, but deluging college students with lies, hyperbole and propaganda. Today, I am just a little bit more clear of why we are seeing a pre-WWII Nazi Germany mentality toward Israel and the Jewish people in more and more corners of the globe, including the United States.
It must be emotionally draining to be a leftist. Common sense, rational thought, and the ability to walk and chew gum at the same time are not required. Just raw emotion masquerading as "caring" is.
This is how sick those on the left have become:
Anti-semitic leftist academics claim that the fact that there are few, if any, rapes of Palestinian women by Israel's IDF is proof that Israeli's are racist.
This is being disseminated on US college campuses as serious thinking! So, if I am to use their twisted logic, and claim that the fact that Arab Muslims who occupy Israel's West Bank are not averse to raping Israeli women proves they are "enlightened"?
What's even more sick is that this "theory" was not hatched in the bowels of some leftist American think tank, or on the campus of UC Berkeley. It comes from an award-winning paper from Hebrew University in Israel, produced by graduate student Tal Nitzan, under the tutelage of her PhD advisors led by Zali Gurevitch, which sought to focus on "military rapes" of Palestinian women by IDF forces. Her thesis was driven by a false premise based on Muslim propaganda as part of their worldwide jihad. Unable to find any instances of rape by IDF forces, she twisted her brain into a pretzel to come up with her "new" theory. The IDF were not committing atrocities by raping Muslim Arab women. They were committing atrocities by NOT raping them. See how that works? Neither do I. But to the leftist mind, it makes perfect non-sense, and those on the American anti-semitic left have picked up on it and spread it throughout the halls of academe.
This brings me to former IDF officer Hen Mazzig, who on a recent trip to United States college campuses found out first-hand of the anti-Semitism being taught at US universities, using things like the very study noted in the previous paragraph. Mazzig, who describes himself as "very liberal", and "a member of the leftist Zionist party, Meretz", was "shocked" by the reception of "anti-Israel bigotry" and "hostility" at campuses in the Seattle WA, Oregon, and (of course) Berkeley CA.
Hen Mazzig at University of Washington attending an anti-semitic Film Screening
Sponsored by SUPER-UW (Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights)
and Jewish Voice for Peace (Self-hating Jews listed by ADL as anti-semitic)
Such was the hatred directed at Israel, and at Mazzig himself, that it has caused him to not only reflect on and reevaluate his entire way of looking liberalism and leftists, but it actually changed him both personally and politically. Those whom he had seen as allies in a great ideological struggle hated him and his country. He discovered that the "new" anti-semitism no longer says it hates Jews, but simply replaces "Jew" with "Israel".
In Seattle, a professor told him and the audience that 'the Jews of Israel have no national rights and should be forced out of the country'. Mazzig asked her where the Jewish people should go to, and she responded “I don’t care. I don’t care if they don’t have any place else to go. They should not be there.” When told that she is advocating for ethnic cleansing, both she and her brainless supporters denied it. Also in Seattle, Mazzig was confronted by a leftist who screamed at him, “You are worse than the Nazis. You are just like the Nazi youth!” Other anti-Israel protestors called him killer and rapist. Another professor asked him how many rapes the IDF had committed against palestinians, to which Mazzig replied that he knew of none personally. The professor, who was obviously well acquainted with the ridiculous Hebrew University paper mentioned previously, proudly proclaimed that Mazzig was right, because, she said, “You IDF soldiers don’t rape Palestinians because Israelis are so racist and disgusted by them that you won’t touch them.”
|Shai Bernstein and Hen Mazzig speak about their experiences living in Israel and serving as Israeli soldiers.|
Photo: Trevon Johnson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mazzig was so shocked and dismayed, not only by the treatment he received from the academic imbeciles at our universities, but more so from "how unaware the organized Jewish community is and how little they are actually doing to counter this rising anti-Semitism", that he wrote and posted an op-ed piece in the Times of Israel urging American Jews "Wake Up!"
I would agree. Too many of my Jewish friends, both conservative and liberal, seem completely oblivious to the rising anti-semitism around them, and in fact embrace some of the "peace" groups and "inter-faith alliances" which disseminate anti-semitism in our own communities. They support the most anti-Israel administration in my memory, ignoring or brushing aside each incident of Obama or someone in his administration snubbing, insulting, or spitting in the face of Israel and its leaders. They fail to recognize that Obama views Israel just as he does the United States - as a country which is, in their minds, flawed at its very core. He sees both of us as being illegitimate from our very founding. To Obama and the leftists, both the U.S. and Israel are built on racism and oppression. They don't see the freedom, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness. They see only inequality, racism, and victims.
Every day Obama and these leftists get a little more bold, and reveal just a little bit more of what their intentions are to those who are awake and paying attention.
To those American Jews who are not fully engaged on the game that the new left in the Democrat Party is engaged in, they play a dangerous game of appeasment with those who will be more than happy to slit their throat should the time ever come. It is up to those of us who are engaged to sound the alarm and wake them up.
After reading this I urge you to read his piece and to send this to as many of your Jewish and Israel-loving friends as you can.