Indivisible Anti-Semitism

Caroline Glick is the Director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Israel Security Project and the Senior Contributing Editor of The Jerusalem Post. For more information on Ms. Glick's work, visit carolineglick.com


rsz_465197167Originally published by the Jerusalem Post

On March 19, it will be two years since Mohammed Merah slaughtered three Jewish children and a rabbi in the courtyard of the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse, France.

Far from being a wake-up call that forced the French to their senses, and compelled them to purge their society of the Jew-hatred that inspired Merah to film himself blowing his victims’ brains out, his act served as an inspiration for other anti-Semites.

According to the French Interior Ministry, anti-Semitic attacks rose 60 percent in 2012 over 2011 levels.

Over the past decade and a half, anti-Semitism has moved from the backroom to the living room throughout Europe.

All aspects of Jewish life are under assault.

Religious observance has become an act of near rebellion against social graces.

In 2009, the British Supreme Court ruled that Jewish schools that followed religious tradition and only admitted children who have a Jewish mother were guilty of racial discrimination.

In other words, the British Supreme Court said that traditional Judaism is racist.

In country after country, campaigns to ban Jewish ritual practices are in full swing. Government after government has passed or moved toward passing bans on shechita, Jewish traditional slaughter of animals. Mila, infant male circumcision, is also under assault. Both, of course, are foundations of Jewish observance.

Denmark is the latest European state to ban shechita. And the movement to implement a similar ban in Britain has grown so popular that Prime Minister David Cameron felt compelled to oppose it during his speech at the Knesset on Wednesday.

Of course, even more popular than accusing Jews of subjecting cows and chickens to monstrous slaughter is the practice of accusing Jews of subjecting Palestinians to monstrous slaughter.

For Europe’s elite, radical and increasingly, violent anti-Zionism has become the anti-Semitism of choice. Among other things, anti-Zionists believe that Israel is inherently illegitimate and necessarily, and purposely, evil. For them, Israel is Nazi Germany.

And supporters of Israel are for them the greatest evildoers in the world. They should be accorded no courtesy, and be treated as human scum.

This has been made clear, most vividly in recent years on college campuses where pro-Israel supporters are run off campuses, shouted off stages and barred from presenting their views.

One recent episode of this sort occurred on March 5 at the National University of Ireland, Galway, where British professor Alan Johnson tried to speak in opposition to an initiative to get the university to join the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel.

A YouTube video of the event showed how a mob of BDS supporters prevented him from speaking. They shouted curses at him and his colleagues and demanded they “get the f*** off our campus!” Writing of the experience and the hate movement that stands behind it in The Times of Israel, Johnson reported that the student leading the effort to silence him is the head of NUIG’s Palestine Solidarity Society named Joseph Loughnane.

In 2008, Loughnane said, “The Jews run the American media and push their agenda.”

Johnson wrote that “the border between being radical and transgressive [toward Israel] and being anti-Semitic is now porous.”

Although accurate, Johnson’s assertion understates the problem.

Opposing Judaism and Jews, denying Jewish rights to education and ritual observance, and attacking Jews; and opposing the Jewish state, denying Jews their right to self-determination and attacking supporters of the Jewish state, are two sides of the same coin. There is no border – porous or solid between them. They are one and the same.

And all anti-Semites know it.

On Monday, The New York Times reported that attempts by French authorities to silence the anti-Semitic comic Dieudonne M’bala M’bala have backfired. The performer who invented and popularized the inverted Nazi salute has bridged the divide between French Muslim anti-Semites and French fascist anti-Semites.

The habit of Dieudonne’s fans to have their pictures taken at Jewish sites and Nazi death camps while performing the salute caused French officials to ban his public performances, arguing reasonably that his incendiary anti-Semitic incitement is a threat to public safety.

Rather than listen to authorities and recognize that Dieudonne’s actions are obscene, hateful and dangerous, the official ban on his performances has only raised his popularity. According to the Times, his most recent YouTube video had two million hits in its first week.

The Times argues that by banning Dieudonne, French officials only helped him by raising his public profile and transforming him into a martyr for freedom of speech.

But this is not the real reason that the ban has backfired.

The ban backfired because the French don’t take the government seriously.

How can it be wrong for Frenchmen to parade through the streets of Paris ordering the Jews to leave the country, when the French government also trucks in anti-Semitism? How can French authorities’ 14-year defense of France 2 television network’s invention of the Muhammad al-Dura blood libel be squared with their denunciation of Dieudonne? It will be recalled that in October 2000, France 2’s Israel correspondent Charles Enderlain broadcast a story where he presented doctored footage that created the illusion Dura had been killed while crouching in fear, by venal IDF soldiers in Gaza. That doctored footage served as the impetus for massive anti-Semitic demonstrations, and murderous anti-Semitic attacks on Jews in Israel, throughout Europe and around the world.

In January 2006, Ilan Halimi was kidnapped and tortured to death because he was a Jew.

Despite the fact that during his 26 days in captivity Halimi’s kidnappers telephoned his mother 700 times, during which she heard the tortured cries of her son while his kidnappers recited verses from the Koran over the phone, French law enforcement officials insisted that Halimi’s abduction was a run-of-the-mill kidnapping for ransom, rather than an anti-Semitic hate crime. Consequently they refused to accept that his life was in danger, or that they should devote resources to finding and saving him.

And their denial of the nature of the crime didn’t end when Halimi turned up naked, at the railway siding, with burns over 80 percent of his body, only to die shortly thereafter.

It took French authorities another week to acknowledge that Halimi was murdered because he was a Jew.

Two years ago, French authorities tried to hide the fact that Merah was a Muslim, claiming instead that he was a Nazi. When they were finally forced to acknowledge the truth, they blamed Israel for his crime.

Speaking to reporters, then-French interior minister Claude Gueant said that Merah was associated with al-Qaida and that he was upset about what Gueant referred to as Israel’s “murder” of Palestinian children.

The 17,000 Frenchmen who marched through the streets of Paris on the eve of International Holocaust Memorial Day in January and called for the Jews to get out of France see through French authorities’ hypocrisy.

French and other European authorities who libel Israel by projecting onto the Jewish state the crimes committed by Muslim terrorists against Jewish children do not scare the likes of Dieudonne and his millions of supporters.

They know it is a joke when the same officials who cultivate and legitimize anti-Semitic blood libels profess shock and outrage at their unvarnished Jew-hatred. They are not intimidated.

And they certainly are not convinced of the error of their ways.

The simple fact is that you cannot fight anti-Semitism by endorsing it. The only way you can fight anti-Semitism is by fighting all forms of anti-Semitism, including the demonization and delegitimization of Israel.

The European have good company in denying this basic fact. Senior American Jewish leaders similarly ignore it.

EARLIER THIS month, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee announced their opposition to state bills barring universities from using public funds to fund academic organizations that participate in boycotts against Israel. Bills of this type are being debated by the Maryland and New York state legislatures and are being drafted at the federal level by members of Congress.

Both groups claimed that they oppose the bills even though they oppose the BDS movement, because they claim that such actions limit academic freedom.

Three things stand out in their explanation.

First, preventing taxpayer money from being used to fund campaigns to demonize and criminalize Israel and so promote hatred of Jews has nothing to do with limiting academic freedom.

Second, the actions of BDS activists have nothing to do with academic freedom. By demonizing and intimidating students and faculty who oppose them, their aim is to end both free speech and academic freedom.

And conversely, fighting them advances both free speech and academic freedom.

Finally, it is simply bizarre that the ADL and the AJC felt compelled to weigh in on this issue to begin with. If they didn’t want to be associated with this action, they could have kept their mouths shut.

By entering the fray on behalf of the BDS movement, they gave legitimacy to it, despite their claims that they oppose anti-Israel boycotts.

Both the ADL and the AJC present themselves as among other things, Jewish civil rights groups that aim to defend Jews, including the Jewish state.

And yet, here they are making an artificial distinction between the two – a distinction not shared by the haters.

It is no doubt tempting to accept the artificial distinction between rejecting Israel’s right to exist and rejecting the right of Jews to practice Judaism. Doing so allows you to pretend that the problem isn’t as bad as it is, and to pretend that the fates of Israel and Jews of the Diaspora are not directly linked. It allows you to pretend that Jewish Americans who join the BDS movement are not anti-Semites. And it allows you to pretend that European leaders who minimize real anti-Semitic crimes by equating them with imaginary Israeli crimes are not inherently hostile to Jews.

But you cannot fight Jew-hatred by making distinctions between its various forms. They are all components of the same thing. And either you fight all of them, with no distinction, or you fight none of them, and even legitimize the bigotry.

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  • antioli

    Not so long ago the Communist Government of Russia stifled Jewish religious practices and prevented Jews from climbing the ladder of success . The Jews left.

    Putin ,who we all know is a thug, invited them back with complete freedom of religion.

    Yet even in this fine webpage he is portrayed as Hitler marching into Czechoslovakia

    • herb benty

      Not long ago, whole Jewish villages were slaughtered by Russian anti-semites, They were called Pogroms. Putin isn’t a marching Hitler, he is a marching Stalin,invading the Ukraine, because the Ukrainians had the gall to elect their own Leader instead of a Russian puppet. However, there is Anti-semitism in the Ukrainians genes as well. Time for ALL of World Jewry to get OUT of these godforsaken countries and return to Israel, as God wants them to.

      • 1Indioviejo1

        The Ukrainians will get theirs one way or another. If they are stupid enough to ally with the EU they will be just falling back into the socialism that they know, only with a little less repression. That is the EU today. Needless to say that Americans have been brainwashed over the last century to aspire to be like the EU. That is what the New Global Order is aiming for.

        • herb benty

          Well put! What’s amazing to me is that the elite lefties that trumpet their supposed superiority, make a far worse mess of things when they do have power.Farmers from America’s hearland would probably run the country better than Progressives! I am preparing a cabin in the Canadian wilderness.

          • David Ashton

            We could agree on this.

          • herb benty

            Fine with me.

      • Martel

        French antisemites, Dutch antisemites, German antisemites, Polish antisemites, Hungarian antisemites, Ukrainian antisemites, Russian antisemites, Spanish antisemites, there are so many antisemites in Europe. And in all these conflicts, we would never assign one ounce of guilt to the Jewish party. Anyone who would bring evidence to the country is vilified, and taken before the courts.

        “However, there is Anti-semitism in the Ukrainians genes as well”

        Perhaps its your disdain for Europeans, which is in your genes?
        I doubt it, but its a repugnant comment to make. Three anti-European bigots gave you a thumbs up. It says a lot about the readership on this website.

        • laura r

          im jewish, i consider myself european. sorry for what marx trotsky lenin stalin soros did. sorry for what they did to christ. i wasnt there, & wasnt consulted.

          • Martel

            I would never blame Jewish individuals. I’m simply stating that the way the Jewish community generally views ‘antisemitism’ is historically inaccurate and quite discriminatory. In almost every conflict, two parties share partial blame. But we are often ‘persuaded’ to forget about the Jewish political involvement which has often stirred the passions of ‘antisemites’ in nearly all European countries, and instead claim Europeans did so without any reason at all, that none of them had legitimate motives. Which gives the impression that Europeans are simply an irrational and hostile people, an misconception which harms the national confidence of Europeans to this day.

          • Joe The Gentile

            I could understand a legitimate fear though that if antisemitism is viewed in a more complex way, that antisemitism would be fueled thereby. There is a tendancy to stick to the tried-and-trusted demonization of anti-semitism, and I find it understandable.

            This phenomenon we could call ‘demonization of enemies’. All groups/nations/tribes do it. In those world wars, the losers were not the out-and-out bad guys that we portray them to be, and the winners not the out-and-out good guys. But nations may need the simpler narrative.

          • Martel

            I understand the fear, although I refrain from calling it legitimate. Understanding the events in 19th century Germany from a critical perspective shows a completely different picture of Germans feeling upset about some hostility from the Jewish community, and seriously attempting to assimilate Jews into Germany. It took nearly half a century for many of these issues to spiral out of control. Another issue is that Germans in the thirties had legitimate concerns about Jewish radical politics, as the Bolsheviks revolution was considered to be a Jewish revolution, and Jewish movements across Europe where sharing these political views in politically and economically unstable times.

            This revisionism is in my view far from innocent, as most European youth has been taught to believe European history prior to the end of world war 2 has been one continuous tale of irrational ‘racism’ and ‘antisemitism’, it prevents them from taking pride in their heritage which is vital for a successful pushback against the multiculturalist agenda, Islam and political globalism.

          • laura r

            bottom line is that the average person will go along w/the PC of the time. regardless if its jewish radicals or nazi’s. few people can think critically.

          • Joe The Gentile

            I agree. I place no responsibility on you for those things, and likewise I take none for the Holocaust. I will work with you to try to make sure none of these unpleasant things are repeated.

          • David Ashton

            Jews today cannot be blamed for the crucifixion of Jesus. Many have shown hostility to Christianity from the time of the apostles even to the present, but often “Christians” have reciprocated with horrifying violence on a scale that has reinforced that hostility. The need to keep Christian Zionists on side against Palestinians may explain why the “scholarly” attribution of “The Holocaust” ultimately to “God’s Word” in references to the persecution of Jesus in the “inspired” NT has been played down a bit in recent years.

            Marx attacked Jews. Trotsky was an internationalist who tried to play down his Jewishness to himself and others. Lenin was “one quarter Jewish”. Stalin was not Jewish – Djugashvili does NOT mean “son of Israel”. Soros has a dubious past and a maverick attitude to Israel, but he is a nasty piece of work who resembles an antisemitic caricature of the clever yet meddlesome Jewish financier.

            The prominence of Jews in both capitalism and communism in the 20th century has been acknowledged by Jewish historians like Norman Cantor and Albert Lindemann. The fascist suspicion that there was actual collaboration between these two adverse forces was largely stimulated by the “Protocols” and some of the “Sisson documents” of dubious authenticity, but of course their combined reaction against fascism resulted in a self-fulfilling prophecy – Hitler’s “racial” condemnation of Jews as a group making them his implacable enemy. We are all still living in the backlash from that experience.

            There was a comprehensible postwar self-protective sea-change in Jewish sympathies “from Moscow to Jerusalem” so to speak. Both of them have had their pros and cons.

            We need to understand one another, and find some modus vivendi in a demographically unfriendly world.

      • Joe The Gentile

        Peace brothers and sisters! I would like to see Christian-origin people forge an allegiance with Jews and Israel. This allegiance would simply be most in the interest of both. That’s the best reason for any allegiance.

        No, those Jews who blame all of us Gentiles for the Holocaust should not do so, but in a similar vein, we should not get hung up on it when it happens. Forge allegiances. Do not over-nurse grievances.

        The Holocaust issue is indeed played very effectively, but we should not blame Jews for playing it effectively. Is there any issue that is more justified in being effectively played than the Holocaust? Similarly, the antisemitism card is played effectively, and sometimes overused, but we should not bear a grievance against Jews for that either.

        Jews should not bear a grievance against all of Europe for antisemitism, but at the same time it is rational and in their interests for them to know the extent of antisemitism in Europe, and why Israel is ultimately to only safe place for them (yes I know it’s ironic to describe Israel as ‘safe’).

        • herb benty

          Israel doesn’t need our Alliance. Christians who live in Israel are increasingly joining the IDF, that is all that matters. God Almighty is going to be with Israel in this massive battle with this evil world. Light vs Darkness and Darkness loses badly. Think the all-powerful Assyrian King, Sennacharib, camped outside Jerusalem, and in the morning THEY WERE ALL DEAD. This King returned to ASSYRIA and was killed by his own kin. It’s all Biblical from here on. Jews have been a blessing to the countries they have lived in, but it was not mutual. Fine, so be it.

          • Joe The Gentile

            Goodwill is helpful to every country, Israel included. The difference between what Iran is to Israel, and what the US is to Israel, is nothing more than ‘hearts and minds’, goodwill, alliance, and Israel sure does need it.

          • herb benty

            The Koran orders Muslims to kill everyone on the planet that doesn’t submit to Islam. Take off the rose colored glasses and have a look around.

      • Kebert Xela

        there is Anti-semitism in the Ukrainians genes

        That, my friend, is definitively racist. Also an unfortunate slander of a people facing invasion, annexation of territory and violent repression for daring to assert their right to exist and govern their own country in peace.

        • herb benty

          You can’t wield the race card around here as a weapon to silence critics laddie, we’re sick of that nonsense. I was commenting on news reports that SOME Ukrainians were raising the possibility that “Jews” were behind Russia’s intervention. Considering the Ukrainian “POGROMS” of slaughtering Jews only a few decades ago, that NEWS bothered me. I am FOR a free Ukraine and people, But Russia(World Communism) probably won’t allow that unless the President is a Moscow puppet. Instead of stalking around in your PC arrogance, self-righteously looking for fake racism, think instead.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      More Socialist invasion of other countries.

      Where are the usual FAKE anti-war activists to protest Russias ILLEGAL invasion of a sovereign country???

      Would that be too counter revolutionary?

      • Joe the Gentile

        You’ve hit the nail on the head — it would be too counter-revolutionary. To the leftists that make up the ‘anti-war’ movement, that kind of thing isn’t ‘imperialism’ except when the enemies of communism do it.

        • herb benty

          Anti-war activists are actually Anti-American, merrily going about helping World Communism.

      • Well Done

        Russia hasn’t “invaded” a sovereign country.

        • Kebert Xela

          Because sending 10,000 uninvited armed men into someone else’s country isn’t an invasion, or because Ukraine is not a sovereign country?

    • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 aemoreira81

      That is because Putin IS! He’s essentially a Christian in name only. The only reason he opposes the Muslim Brotherhood is because the Brotherhood is a threat to his chief export to western Europe through which he can control western Europe..

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Russia has its own Muslim problem in Chechniya to deal with. Russia was very worried about islamofascist terrorism attacking its Winter Olympics. Russia was heavy handed in a way the US would never be – yet the fascist left adores their Vladimere..

        But Russia is not as dumb to care the slightest bit what some regressive progressive has to whine about.

        • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 aemoreira81

          Different problems: Chechens pose a threat to Russin sovereignty; the Brotherhood, outside of Russia, threatens the Russian economy. If Putin were really a Christian, he’d be evacuating the Christians to Russia.

          • David Ashton

            Instead Putin has brought the Christians of the Crimea back into Russia.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Socialist Fascist Eurabia is SICKENING.

    Eurotrash Eurabia is throwing the Jews to the fascist wolves once again. This time its the Sand Nazis.

    Jews living in Eurabia are repeating the big mistake of putting their trust in governments that will not protect them.

    Maybe Jews should leave Eurabia and go to Israel or the Western Hemisphere. The brain drain will leave Eurabia all the worse. A BIG PLUS in my opinion.

    Once the Jews are out of Eurabia, the REAL fun can start in Eurabia. The age old blood letting that Europe does to itself every hundred years or so.
    .

    • 1Indioviejo1

      I totally agree with you. Nevertheless, Frontpage as usual censors comments on the blogs. What is it with these guys?

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        I think its some auto censoring software – keying in on some words.

        Try using different words and see your posts being accepted.

        • BagLady

          You are right. It is simple ‘unacceptable’ words that get the post thrown out. I doubt there is human involvement.

      • Well Done

        you were supposed to shut up. do it.

        • 1Indioviejo1

          Another little Stalin, Eh?

      • laura r

        frontpage publishes alot of aweful comments. i cant imagine what you could have said.

    • Martel

      Europe has always been tolerant to minorities, too tolerant, and every time it is forced to respond to those who wish to abuse its generosity. We even revised our history to make us look like incorrigible xenophobes and “antisemites”. And look what we have now, our lands are not even ours. When we state, certain minorities rape and abuse our women, we are slapped down, even dragged in front of court. We are ridiculed and mocked.

      • 1Indioviejo1

        It is the Muslims who rape your women and men, and yet you always hate Jews. Europe has never been tolerant to minorities, don’t ever forget that the Italians (Romans) brought minorities in as slaves. And then there is Colonialism with a very big enfasis on racism. Ultimately, there is all of that history nobody can ignore.

        • Martel

          I don’t hate Jews. Europe has never been tolerant to minorities?

          During the Roman age many North Africans lived in the Roman empire. During the renaissance Syrian traders lived in France peacefully. And Europe isn’t tolerant now?

          Its clear you are hostile towards the European people.

          • laura r

            the jews in europe are waking up to multiculturalism. they finally “get” that arabs want them dead, & the new folks in town are not friendly neighbors. i heard this @ AR conference moderated by jared taylor.

          • Martel

            It sure took them a while to wake up, but I am glad they did. I hope to visit an AR conference myself one day, it is quite a trip as I hail from the Netherlands.

          • laura r

            what jew would want islam in their neigborhood? only a self hating radical. all the AR conferences are on youtube. i like the fact taylor has jewish speakers. the bottom line is 3rd world immigration, which affects everyone. (except the very wealthy).

          • Martel

            Everyone who can’t afford to live behind a gated community. Recently a former Catholic teacher posted on vdare an article exposing the kind of communities those preaching diversity live in, they averaged around 99% white even though these are the same people who tell us we are racist for leaving diverse neighborhoods when the opportunity comes up.

      • laura r

        same thing in the US. muslims seem to be a protected class like blacks.

      • Drakken

        The days of tolerating muslim savages in our midst is coming to it bloody conclusion, this ends only one way now, a Balkans on steroids! Deo Volente!

    • laura r

      islam can then just kill christians & infidels. business as usual.

    • Drakken

      The west and the fate of Israel are intertwined, and if your throw Europe to the wolves, so goes Israel and the rest, so you had better get it through your head that we are all in this together.

  • Joe The Gentile

    Gentile self-indentified counter-antisemite and Israeli supporter here. I can confirm, and sadly agree that there’s serious antisemitism on the rise in a way that is visible to me now, even on the street, in a minor European city I live in, and this seems to be part of a larger development.

    But counterantisemitism must be a strategic and tactical campaign for hearts and minds. All the strategy of war applies: allies must be made and maintained. Because command cannot be centralized on this campaign, there will be different ideas of what is best. Those who disagree with you are not necessarily traitors or enemies, just sometimes allies who disagree. But those who are apparently your allies can do very destructive things, and some who you might think are your allies are not really so.

    The ADL has done things which I consider severely wrong-headed in this war, for instance its denunciation of Robert Spencer as a person in the “hate” business. I believe that few things are more in the interest of Jews than that Gentiles know and understand Jihad, and that they know that they are ‘up next’ in the ongoing Jihad, after the Jews. It’s also HUGELY in the interest of Jews and Israelis that Gentiles know that Israel’s situation is inseparable from Jihad. And that if Israel were to fall, the Jihad against the West will rally with a fury. In a similar vein, the New York Times and over media outlets have been destructive, through smearing Robert Spencer and other persons and organizations who bring these truths to light.

  • 1Indioviejo1

    Why is Frontpage Mag. censuring me? It places editors in this Blog with the eternal tyrants of humanity. 1st you shut up speech, then you burn books, and then you will be okay with killing people for their views.

    • Well Done

      Ok, then, indi, why don’t you just shut up? You have no right to post here.

      • 1Indioviejo1

        Who knows, maybe even you may learn something if you pay attention.

  • Larry Larkin

    A rose by any other name is still a rose, a turd by any other name is still a turd.

  • American1969

    It’s the 1930′s all over again!

  • Alexander Scheiner, Israel

    BDS is pure hatred of Jews and Israel, pure anti-Semitism. It does not exist against any other nation or religion or country. Its directed against the only democracy in the Near and Middle East, against the only country with Human Rights, Israel. The BDS-Movement is supported by Jewish pro-Palestinian NGOs, such as NIF, Btselem, Rabies for Human Rights and in Switzerland by the self-declared “Jewish” JVJP.CH.
    Without the Jewish support of BDS, the boycott would have much less impact.
    rememberamalek.blogspot.co.il

  • BagLady

    In other words, the British Supreme Court said that traditional Judaism is racist.

    No it did not. It demanded you follow the law of the land and not try to twist it. Would you have madrasas given a free hand to run their schools ‘traditionally’ without regard for our laws and practises?

    • Drakken

      You Brits are letting the paki and bagli muslims run rampant with their madrasas and dumbazz communists like you are at war with your own kind. Get bent!

      • BagLady

        Nothing to do with Brits in general. We have no power, don’t forget. It was Blair and his luvvies who dropped the standards and, at the same time, opened up the education system to the private sector. Cameron changed direction slightly and speeded things up. He severed the umbilical between schools and local government and handed taxpayer money directly to the Chief Leader’s company. With no oversight, all but a few have ever bothered to file a financial report and are no longer required to do so by law. He stuffs these Academies with political friends and suddenly schools of 1300 kids need teams of ‘leaders’ consisting Principal-Principal, who watches Principal, who watches Vice-Principal (1)watching…(4), PR team, etc etc up to 25, all on six figure salaries. This before we reach a teacher. A teacher who is no longer required to follow the national curriculum and has a less secure future. Her targets are set for her and they no longer centre on the child.

        Once a year the Government appointed inspectors call round and pronounce the school Outstanding.

        We can agree on less government but when it comes to taxpayers’ money and politicians we must have oversight and clearly a lot more of it.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    While Glick is right that antisemitism is on the rise and integrated into the BDS movement, she should focus on the important points and not minor regulations ritualistic practices. The hatred of Jews and Israel is permeating European culture. Hiding behind anti-Zionism was a tactic but the mask has fallen. Muslims are taking the lead in antisemitism and they are often proxies for indigenous anti-Semites. Let’s not lose track of this revival of an old hatred.

    • Joe the Gentile

      I agree with this; but such restrictions on ritual practices should not fall particularly on Jews for being Jews.

      With some irony, while Jews may suffer a lot under Islamification, they may also suffer a bit under the push-back against Islamification. It may be that Denmark is most interested in banning Halal, but banning Halal without banning Shechita is more difficult to justify politically; politically it is easier to do a blanket ban on all religious ritual slaughter. Similarly, pushback against Sharia arbitration courts may eventually have fallout against religious courts being used for arbitration among Jews. it has been legal in the UK for some time for a muslim woman to ‘consent’ to Sharia arbitration courts in divorce matters. The argument has been made that Jews have had these for centuries in the UK (provided Jewish women consent to them), why can’t the Muslims have them? While I don’t doubt that the Jewish courts are fairer to women than the Sharia courts are, and that the consent of Jewish women to such Jewish religious courts is likely more real in the main than the ‘consent’ of Muslim women to Sharia courts, it is difficult to say this politically. It may be more convenient and possible to throw the Jewish arbitration courts out with the Sharia arbitration courts under the rule that NO religious courts are allowed. This has not happened yet in the UK, but may happen.

  • garyfouse

    In Orange County amid all the problems at UC Irvine, I can testify that the ADL and AJC have been missing in action in standing up to the anti-Semitism on campus. They have been unwilling to speak out against anti-Semitism when it comes from Islamic quarters.

  • David Ashton

    You could ask what is the matter with the Jews if (as you imply) mankind everywhere and at all times dislikes them so much? I am an opponent of racial antisemitism, but feel that a Martian might impartially put this question to Jews and Gentiles alike.

    • 1Indioviejo1

      It would be presumptious to answer for over 16 million people, persecuted for 2,800 years. Jews are very capable of defending themselves and answering these questions. I for one have met people of all races, and have found hateful and distasteful people, enough to turn me off the human race, but there are always the exceptions in these matters. So who is clean enough to cast the first stone?

      • David Ashton

        I have liked some Jews and disliked others, ditto other people. This has virtually no relevance to the explanation(s) of 2,800 years of persecution.

        Unfortunately Israel has not put an end to the phenomenon.

      • laura r

        true. i think jews have had trouble for 5000 yrs. ill tell you one thing, they are all different. just like any other people. some dispicable, others great. it’s unfortunate that some evil ones are in high places. i can assure you of one thing, evil people are out for themselves only.

    • Joe The Gentile

      What is wrong with the Jews? Easy answer: they are in many significant ways more successful. The ‘true crime’ of the Jews is Jewish achievement itself.

  • David Ashton

    In Britain the Jewish “establishment” seems to have welcomed, and still welcomes, immigrants who hate Israel and Jews!! “Multiculturalism” now has its drawbacks for the children of earlier immigrants as it had for the “native English”. Yet we Gentiles are now told that “we” have been “facilitators” of The Holocaust. With great respect and sympathy, may I gently suggest that Jews consider whether some of them do not suffer from some kind of “political autism” that impedes the success of a strategy of far-sighted self-interest?

    • herb benty

      British lefties allow mass muslim immigration. Is there no end to what you Euros will blame the Jews for? Muliculturalism IS anti-Western Culture- that is it’s purpose.Britain wasn’t a Facilitator to the Shoah, but many EU nations were, including George Soros that now bankrolls any anti-western leftist groups right here in our country. Do you see any Hindu, Budist, Atheist man with his 3 children all murdered on Toulouse sidewalks? No, It’s the self-righteous socialists that blame the Jews for Autism!Are you related to the anti-semite, Ashton that worships Islam and works for the EU?

      • David Ashton

        I shall accord your comment with dignity of an analysis its tone scarcely deserves.
        1. You generalize about us “Euros” including me, making no exceptions or nuance. That is what antisemites do about Jews.
        2. I am not related to the EU bureaucrat named Ashton and have no sympathy for her. I do not know if she “worships” Islam, but I do not. I have criticized Islam and Muslim activities in writing and speech, and maintain a file and a small library on the subject.
        3. People should not be judged by their supposed relatives or their supposed race, but for what they do, and if any Jews do something objectionable they should be “blamed” like anyone else.
        3. I have consistently over several decades opposed alien mass immigration into western nations, especially Britain where I have had personal experience of it, and especially of Muslim settlement which is the most difficult to deal with. Sadly this has not been the case with prominent Jewish opinion as reflected in the Board of Deputies or The Jewish Chronicle, though there have been notable exceptions among Jews, including Sir Alfred Sherman (with whom I worked to this end in Majority Rights), Harold Soref, and especially Melanie Phillips whom I admire.
        4. We British have been lately accused of facilitating the Shoah because this country did not take in enough refugees, had a heritage of antisemitism, did not bomb the Auschwitz railway tracks and did not open up the Middle East for settlement. A cynic might see the prospect of fresh guilt-stricken commitments to Israel in such accusations; “no business like Shoah business”.
        5. I view George Soros with contempt, and this includes his Black Friday loot, his interference in foreign affairs with his color-revolution subsidies, his promotion of drugs and his bankrolling of Obama.
        6. I am against “anti-western leftist groups” and “self-righteous socialists”, including those who adopt an anti-Zionist pro-Arabism out of fashionable “underdog-ism” rather than from serious and principled research.

        Now a question for you: what is an antisemite and does your definition in your opinion fit me, and if so why?

  • David Ashton

    I think Christians and Jews should certainly resist Islamic expansion and terror. The location of the eastern border of Israel and the southern border of Russia are minor factors when seen against the comparative demographic depletion of both Slavs and Jews, and their impacts, in a world with rising populations both south and north of the Sahara.

  • Martel

    “For some reason” is the key in your comment. It always baffles me how easily Jewish intellectuals put single blame on Polish,Russian, Spanish, French, Dutch, English, American, Ukrainian, Hungarian, German and many other supposed “antisemites”. Even in a world where politically driven historical revisionism has obfuscated the Jewish role in the cultural Marxist movement, and the pro-immigration lobby which opened up the US borders in 1965 and drastically altered US demographics, spelling doom for the caucasian population in the long run, this appears an insult to ones intelligence.

    Geert Wilders, is like myself, a staunch defender of Israel, or should I say, I am a former staunch defender of Israel. I support its existence, but I will no longer waste my breath for a state which is unable to look at Europeans as equal human beings. I’m tired of European history being equated to a long history of “antisemitism” while it is in fact, a long history of tolerance and naiveté, and my, hopefully future Jewish allies, hold the key to rehabilitating this incredibly ignorant view of the Jewish-Gentile conflict prior to the second world war.

    I’m sure you believe yourself, that “antisemitism” just appeared out of nowhere in all nations I listed in the first paragraph.

    • laura r

      oridinary jewish people are not responsible for communism. also it was hijacked by gentiles.

  • laura r

    whites are the new jews in america. the way things are going, it seems like early germany. which is ironic as white christians are the majority. yet they are being held down by a minority. as for anti semitism, that is making a comeback big time. interesting to note about europe, why are muslim customs tolerated, but not jewish? dont answer that, its ovious.

  • laura r

    his name is gert wilders, & his speeches are excellent. i agree w/him like 90%.

  • Joe the Gentile

    One other thing: in such a world, with Whites in a small minority in the US, with the white-black achievement gap unchanged and Al-Sharpton/Louis Farrakhan politicians dominating, Whites would like to have a place to call their own, where they can protect themselves, like the Jews have Israel. This is a good picture for American Whites to understand why the Jews need Israel.
    Correction: It’s killing me that I said ‘the Hutu’ in Rwanda. Should have been ‘the Tutsi in Rwanda’.

    • Martel

      There are some movements promoting Caucasian secession from the US, this would certainly end up in a safe future for white children, who are now bound to get caught up in major ethnic conflict which must necessarily happen during the 21th century. The problem is, there is no viable solution for such ambitions. The best option out there is to safeguard ethnic homogeneity in Europe, which is currently under a deliberate threat as well. There is a video of Goldman Sach’s Peter Sutherland advising the EU how to undermine ethnic homogeneity in Europe. A divided people is goodfor business and good for politicians.

      • Joe the Gentile

        I’m not optimistic about Europe, If current trends continue it should be MAJORITY muslim by 2050.

        • Martel

          You are probably right. Europeans need to close the borders and raise the birthrate immediately to survive.

          • LovelyNordicHeidi

            Europeans need to close the borders and raise the birthrate immediately to survive.

            True, but we also need to become a separate humanoid species as quickly as possible. We can use eugenics and genetics for that purpose. Genetic engineering can help us to speed up the process of evolution, so that miscegenation will soon be impossible.

          • laura r

            if the smart europeans copy the “jewish strategy” then they will get ahead. it will take several generations, dont know if there’s enough time.

          • LovelyNordicHeidi

            I advocate copying the “Jewish strategy.” The only reason I studied it was because I wanted to know what we should do. I have thought a lot about how we should mimic that strategy, and adapt it to our culture, and improve it. We also need to develop reactionary strategies against hostile peoples in general. Our strategy needs to be dynamic and effective at the same time. The Romans became victorious by copying the strategies of their enemies, and improving them. We can do the same in just one generation, but we do really need to awaken more people, otherwise we are doomed.

          • laura r

            the smartest white gentile marries another very smart gentile. they have children & everyone does the same thing. it was that simple. high IQ marry high IQ & have maybe 4 children.

          • David Ashton

            Have you read the modern Jewish eugenicist John Glad?

          • LovelyNordicHeidi

            Thanks, David. It’s now on my reading list. I have read Lynn’s Dysgenics, and the works of some German eugenicists.

          • David Ashton

            Matt Neunke’s website is also worth a – careful – perusal.

        • Drakken

          You will have a very uncivil war long before that happens, it is now inevitable.

  • laura r

    @least 70% of the writers here are jewish.

  • Martel

    I don’t have anything against Jewish individuals, calm down. I fully support the Spanish inquisition in its historical context, the historical record shows Jews allied to the Muslim invaders, I find it repulsive that the Spanish have been accused of mindless ‘antisemitism’ for so long.
    This is exactly what I mean with historical revisionism,and conservatives will figure out soon that this revisionism is the reason they arealways considered ‘ racists’ as children are taught a one sided, inaccurate picture of European and American history, partly because of Jewish political activism. Owning up to this will prevent more conflict in our future.

    • herb benty

      Martel, you are the bigot, anti-semite, anti-Conservative and revisionist. You fully support the Inquisition that murdered millions of Jews, Protestants and anyone else that denied ROME. Enough said really. The Jews in Spain supported the RCC, but that didn’t help them did it. They sure would not have “collaborated” with the Anti-Semetic Muslim invaders! Just like Europe today, chicken-crap Euros denigrate Jews instead of the insane Muslims that are now conquering you. We know History here, we are well versed in the truth, and love the truth. You’ve projected your guilt over collaborating with the damn Nazi’s onto the innocent Jewish people and you now call THEM Nazi’s! Take your sickening EU Socialism and place it where the sun don’t shine. I have no time for this wickedness. God Himself brought the Jews back to Israel, as He said He would, you are not fighting man, you are fighting God and I feel a little sorry for you really.

      • Martel

        Wow, upset about clearly inquisition, still?
        Reminds of black Americans thinking slavery was yesterday.

        You know very little about the inquisition, there is no such thing as ‘antisemitism’, there is simply such a thing as ethnic conflict which exists everywhere where ethnically or culturally distinct coexist. King Ferdinand even employed Jews in his court during the inquisition, Isabella was part Jewish. But, you have no issue calling the Spanish people irrational ‘antisemites’ for no reason, as like other Europeans you clearly consider them beneath you. The Jews allied with the Muslims, and the Jews like later in Poland refused to integrate despite he many benign attempts of the Spanish government, afterwards ethnic conflict broke out.

        I’m not sure why you think I am a socialist, please point even one sentence I used to confirm this?

        I consider your need to resort to expletives a victory and your unwillingness to consider Europeans as equals a sign of true bigotry. Europeans will no longer stand for obvious lies.No rational individual would put single blame on the Spanish, French, Germans, Polish and many other peoples as history shows that all these peoples had honest intentions to assimilate the jewish community despite their hostility and ethnic nepotism. This doesn’t mean I consider Jewish people beneath others, I simply judge them by the same standards as other people.

        • herb benty

          The RCC Inquisition ended 100 years ago with millions of human beings murdered. I don’t know your politics, that is all you got right. I DO know the EU politics, I know many EU countries will take your kids if you dare to homeschool, I know Brussels wants to let kids euthanize themselves. I know The EU looks the other way when Jews are attacked, or they blame the victim- all to not “offend” Islam.I was going to take down your post, line by line, but feel it’s a waste of my time. You say, “there is no such thing as anti-semitism”!!! Europe BAKED 6 million Jewish men women and children, because they “wouldn’t integrate”(become Catholic). WOWIE, then why do you allow Muslims to form ghettos to take you over? Your not baking them. Look, wake up you Euro-weenie, God loves the Jews and REAL Christians, your atheistic Europe hates God, hence the hatred for God’s people. One(1) out of Five(5) Swedish women are raped by Muslims(and it’s approaching 1 in 4, yet you hate Jews! Good luck

          • Martel

            I don’t hate Jews, my approach to ‘antisemitism’ is undeniably reasonable as I treat it like any other ethnic conflict where two parties share varying amounts of responsibility. Its completely absurd to claim the inquisitions where ‘anti-semitic’, not only did servants and assistants of Jewish descent surrounded king Ferdinand, it was a reaction to the Jewish community building alliances with the Muslim invaders as had happened in Constantinople.

            The fact that my approach upsets you only tells me you are unwilling to judge Europeans reasonably, instead absolving the Jewish community of all guilt while simultaneously claiming all European antisemites, were the single source to blame for ‘antisemitism’. Its strange that in Germany, Spain, French, Ukraine, those ‘evil’ Europeans just got into conflict with the Jews for no apparent reason is it?

            My stance: Both Europeans and Jews made moral misjudgments. Supported by the historical record.

            Your stance: Blame the Europeans. React aggressively to anyone taking a more reasonable stance.

            I meet few Jews who consider me as equal, but I can hope can’t I?

          • Martel

            The inquisition ended with millions killed?
            Where do you get this number?

          • David Ashton

            The EU has a special unit to monitor “antisemitism” and in some member-states it is illegal to question assertions like “Europe baked 6 million Jewish men women and children” because they wouldn’t “become Catholic” as factually inaccurate.

          • Drakken

            No Herb, the RCC Inquisitions did not kill millions, for petes sake get the bloody facts right will you.

      • Drakken

        Herb, the Spanish Inquisition killed less than died on 9/11 so quit being so bloody dramatic. Martel is on your side, your just lost in the semantics.

        • herb benty

          Drakken my lad, the RCC INQUISITION was throughout Europe for hundreds of years and only ended 100 years ago in Mexico. See, “Foxe’s Book of Martyers” and the follow up Book. Millions. Semantics, no. History, yes.

  • Carbonscam

    People are SICK and Tired of JEWISH BULLSHIT!

    • Zeno Feel Ya

      Way to convince Caroline that you aren’t really out to get her. You have effectively validated her every Europhobic paranoia.

    • gray_man

      People are also tired of loudmouth dumbasses making anti-Jewish comments.

  • David Ashton

    It is true that resentment at the prevalent success of Jews in certain specific fields has been a factor in anti-Jewish attitudes, especially since the Emancipation era. However, there have also been religious, cultural and political frictions complicating the experience. The underlying cause since the first century CE has been the existence of a people without a homeland scattered in or across the homelands of others, with an ethnic competition for resources and a fear of nationalism. The Zionist solution in Israel has not been a solution after all. The answer to the prospect of further violent antisemitism from non-Muslims is mutual understanding and self-criticism. The late Rabbi Hugo Gryn one wrote that Jews never feel secure unless they are supreme, and this view is reflected to some degree here. The trouble is that excessive Jewish efforts to control the situation themselves provoke hostility and/suspicion. Hatchets must be buried, but not in each other.

  • David Ashton

    I do not myself believe in the Bible as a totally accurate history and expression of the word of God (or G’d), but without crossing the room to my bookshelf I believe it says in Deuteronomy and Jeremiah that Israel would be scattered among the nations if it did not keep Jahweh’s commandments, or warnings to that effect.

  • Drakken

    What Martel is trying to tell you Herb, is that if you throw the Ukrainians and the rest of the Europeans to the wolves Israel will be thrown to the wolves and vice versa, we can bicker amongst ourselves all we want, in the end, we are all in this together, it is really that bloody simple. Western Civilization and that includes Israel, are at a crossroads, we either fight to save ourselves or we perish to the Islamic darkness that will make the dark ages look bright. The choice is clear.

    • herb benty

      Yuh, that’s right. Weird though how I watched the left diss, ridicule and outlaw our wonderful Judeo-Christian Faith over the years, and now they mollycoddle, bend over backwards and NURTURE a religion that is so anti-human.

  • R. Gray

    Maybe it is time for the Jews to leave. We need to set up another country away from the world but armed to the teeth, just in case. If they don’t want us we don’t need the rest of the world. We have always survived on our own. The Jews have much talent and maybe it is time for us to buy an Island and go it alone and in peace.