And it was never really meant to mean Never Again.
Never Again was always a utopian, wishful thinking cupcake with the state filling the role of tasty frosting.
Because human beings are not "basically good". And Anne Frank never even said that. Those words were shoved into her dead, gas chamber body by the communist Jew Lillian Hellman and her cronies, in order to utopianize the story.
Jew-hate is not "back". It never went away. Krauthammer never actually says 'Islam' or 'Koran' here, he merely says the roots of the current Jew-hate are in the Muslim Middle East.
He puts it this way:
"The threat to the Jewish future lies not in Europe but in the Muslim Middle East, today the heart of global anti-Semitism, a veritable factory of anti-Jewish literature, films, blood libels and calls for violence, indeed for another genocide."
Close, but no cigar, Dr. Krauthammer.
That's a bit too squishy for me.
"On the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz, mourning dead Jews is easy. And, forgive me, cheap. Want to truly honor the dead? Show solidarity with the living — Israel and its 6 million Jews. Make “never again” more than an empty phrase. It took Nazi Germany seven years to kill 6 million Jews. It would take a nuclear Iran one day."
The world loves its dead Jews.
Live ones, not so much.
Thus the proliferation of Holocaust memorials and ceremonies and the utter, frothing and rabid Jew-hatred toward the living Jews of the world and to Israel.
I can't say I have much hope that anyone or any nation will "truly honor the dead" by "showing solidarity with the living".
This is again, wishful thinking-same as "Never Again".
We, the Jewish people-have only ourselves to rely upon, and only our Jewish army to fight and protect us.