Friday, December 21, 2007

The Forward on contemporary antisemitism in America

From The Forward, which feels that antisemitism in the American political discourse has reached a disturbingly mainstream vantage.
If events continue on their current course, it’s not hard to imagine Jews in America finding themselves one day facing the same dilemma that confronted Jews 80 years ago: suspect in their neighbors’ eyes as an alien, threatening force, yet ironically helpless to defend themselves.
What's of note is the argument people are using against Jews, including the claim that Jews are bullying their opponents and stifling criticism. I've heard that one before, and I can tell you definitively that it's not true.

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