Friday, August 15, 2014

Must Read: Coming to Face With Judenhass in France (and Europe)

As Natan Sharansky said yesterday, we are witnessing the beginning of the end of European Jewry-yes, I know-for the second time.

You must read this whole essay. 

Even for someone like me, who reads about it all the time, and knows about it, and gets it-this article gave me a chill.

"A young black man with a Parisian accent told a dozen friends loudly, but without shouting, “OK, guys. Let’s go hunt some Jews.” 

"His friend answered, “Let’s break their heads.” To which the first speaker replied, “Catch them fast, kill them slow.”
"My shock stemmed from the fact that while anti-Semitic violence accounts for a fair share of my reporting here in Europe, I have personally been insulated from it — perhaps because I live in Holland, where such occurrences are rarer, or maybe because I had lived most of my life in Israel, where one receives only a theoretical understanding of the phenomenon."

"But for Alain, a freelance news photographer who specializes in documenting France’s anti-Semitism problem, this was just another day at the office. Which is to say he didn’t really have time for my astonished discovery of the banal."

OK, OK, welcome to Paris. Now let’s move it along,” he said as he took us on a shortcut designed to reach the station before the procession.

Meanwhile, Caroline Glick examines the Judenhaas world-wide. 

"In Sydney, Australia, Jewish families received a triple blow last week when Jewish children on a chartered school bus were assaulted by eight anti-Semitic drunken teenagers."

"The first shock was that their children, some as young as five, were terrorized on their school bus."

"The second shock was that the bus driver made an unscheduled stop to allow the anti-Semites to board the bus and harass the children."

"The third shock was that after catching six of the eight assailants, the police let them out of jail the same evening."

"Taken together, the incident revealed an obscene comfort level among Australian authorities with the terrorization of Jewish children. Jewish families cannot assume that their children will be protected by non-Jews, whether they are school bus drivers or the police."

The Jew stands alone.