The New AntiSemitism

Anti-semitism (i.e., Jew-hatred) has been extant for several thousand years.  However, there is a New Antisemitism.  Victor Davis Hanson describes the New Antisemitism thusly:

“Yet now, a dangerous new antisemitism is trending, predominantly among African Americans — especially prominent politicians, celebrities and billionaires.

The old trope that Blacks were inordinately prejudiced against Jews due to past inner-city stereotypes of exploitative Jewish landlords has been recalibrated. It is now repackaged by Black elites claiming that their careers are overly profitable to and orchestrated by “the Jews.”

It has been difficult to find any major Black leader who has not trafficked in antisemitism, be it Jesse Jackson (“Hymietown”), Al Sharpton (“tell them to pin their yarmulkes back”), Louis Farrakhan (“gutter religion”), or former President Barack Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright (“them Jews”).

Yet what is different about the new, new antisemitism is the open defiance, often even or especially when exposed.”

To read what VDH has to say about this more recent phenomenon, go here.