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Anti-Semitism is on the rise, and not just among high-profile figures

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by sun rise, Dec 2, 2022.

  1. sun rise

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    Some politicians such as MTG have been openly anti-Semitic ("Jewish space laserts" etc) and have been reelected and are going to get their platforms back courtesy of the Republicans taking back the House. I expect more hate from her.

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise, and not just among high-profile figures

    According to the Anti-Defamation League, 2021 was the highest year on record for documented reports of harassment, vandalism and violence directed against Jews. The watchdog group has tracked these incidents since 1979, and it says 2022 will look a lot like last year.

    These record breaking numbers present as part of a consistent, five year upswing in the number of antisemitic incidents, unprecedented in the ADL's three plus decades of data collection. The organization says it's more commonly tracked isolated spikes in a given year, as seen in 1994 and 1981.
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    Hate crimes more broadly have also been on the rise over the past few years. Experts sometimes refer to antisemitism as a "canary in the coal mine" for hate generally. Whenever a minority group is blamed for some real or perceived harm, such narratives almost always find ways to also attack Jews based on centuries-old myths about Jewish control and disloyalty.

    For those who are upset about Black people demonstrating against racism, or blame a pandemic on anyone who looks Asian, or are angry about the visibility of transgender people or queer culture, Snider says it's a short leap to conspiracist thinking.
     
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  2. Jose Fly

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    Let's see.....antisemetism is on the rise, hate against the queer community is also increasing as is demonization of migrants into the US.

    Gee...what common denominator underlies all of those? It's a mystery! :rolleyes:
     
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    And I just have to wonder what in the world are some of those in these groups that support the likes of Trump are "thinking". Talk about a "disconnect from reality". :rolleyes:
     
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    Anti- semitism is dangerously on the rise.

    NTEB PROPHECY NEWS PODCAST: The Stunning And Sudden Increase Of Overt Antisemitism Begins To Shake The Internet, How Far Will It Go?
     
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  7. InChrist

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    Or celebrities and universities encouraging anti-Semitism.
     
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    Right. Trump turned over the rock because he thought having the support of the creatures underneath would be politically advantageous.
     
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    The sudden shift to pro Palestinian support are among the most notable, admist the ever increasing vilification of Israel's Jews painted as the real villains in the new modern mindset as being the new enemy.
     
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    It is not that simple. Though both sides are clearly at fault Israel has more power than the Palestinians do currently. That means that they have more freedom to find a solution. And since they do not seem to be too particularly interested in finding a solution they are seen to be more to blame than the Palestinians.
     
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    What should Israel be blamed for or why, I don’t understand?
     
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    Both sides can make a good argument for why the areas in dispute are theirs. Perhaps you might want to look into what happened to the Palestinians. Some of it was arguably their fault, or rather the fault of their leaders at the time. If you only look at one side of the story you will have a distorted view of what is happening in the Middle East.
     
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    I have researched the history concerning the Palestinians, although it’s been awhile. So I would have to refresh my memory concerning details. Do you have any thoughts on a good solution?
     
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    No. Which is why I cannot criticize either side too harshly.
     
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    As far as notable politicans go who vocally condemns anti-Semitism and who stays quiet?

    Those who remain quiet are doing so in support.
     
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    I’m sure I can’t come up with a viable solution, either. I have wondered though why the surroundings Arab countries with so much land mass, (compared to tiny Israel) have never offered land to the Palestinians. After all, the Palestinians are of Arab descent.
     
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    I am quite willing to place some of the blame on surrounding Arabic countries. After all they were the ones that started all of the trouble that ended up getting the Palestinians thrown off of their own land. Most of them see Israel (or at least have seen Israel this way) as a foe to be utterly destroyed.
     
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    That is basically what I have understood about the situation.
     
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    Which is why many view the Palestinians as victims that were caught in the middle.
     
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    The juridical definition of Anti-Semitism is whenever someone targets the entire Jewry as a monolith and discriminates against them. Or worse.
    That is absolutely condemnable. And morally inacceptable.

    But what I am scared the most is the notion that sees Jews as a monolith.
    It is not. Like in every religion, there are good people (the majority) and bad people (tiny minority).
    There are good Catholics and bad Catholics.

    It is anti-juridical to consider one single Jew representing an entire race/religion.
    It is not a monolith.
     
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