We Must Unite to Fight

Yael Eckstein  |  December 2, 2019

Toppled headstones at Jewish cemetery in Nebraska, November 2019
Toppled headstones at Jewish cemetery in Nebraska, November 2019

Jewish people aren’t just being targeted by terrorists in the Holy Land these days. No, they’re facing hatred — simply because of their faith — all around the world. Writing at Fox News, Yael calls on Christians and Jews to come together to fight the growing anti-Semitism we’re witnessing:

American Jews have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving – but they also have reason to fear worsening anti-Semitism by a growing minority of Americans.

As a result, more and more American Jews feel endangered and unwelcome in their own country.

For example:

Earlier this month over 70 headstones were overturned in a Jewish cemetery in Nebraska.

There were multiple attacks on the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn in New York City.

A man was arrested in Colorado and accused to plotting to blow up a synagogue. His arrest came just over a year after a gunman shot and killed 11 people in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, and seven months after another gunman shot and killed a woman and injured three others in Poway, Calif.

Some 20 percent of American Jews – more than 1 million people – have said that they have personally been a target of anti-Semitic remarks within the last five years.

And hard as it is to believe, growing numbers of Americans and Europeans – particularly young people – say they haven’t even heard of the Holocaust, or think the death toll was far fewer then the real figure of 6 million Jews murdered.

You would think young people would be less influenced by the ancient prejudice of anti-Semitism than their elders. But in fact, anti-Semitism is particularly bad on some college campuses, cloaked as opposition to Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. But in truth, you cannot claim to hate the Jewish state and be a friend of the Jewish people…

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