We Must Unite to Fight
Yael Eckstein | December 2, 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.
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…