(A picture taken on February 20, 2019 in Quatzenheim shows svastikas painted on graves at a Jewish cemetery, on the day of a nationwide marches against a rise in anti-Semitic attacks. – Around 80 graves have been vandalised. (Photo by Frederick FLORIN / \AFP)
Wall Street Journal: When France’s Yellow Vests began to protest weekly last November, it was about President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to raise fuel taxes. Within a few months, it also started to be about the Jews.
Signs that labeled Mr. Macron as a “whore of the Jews” and a slave of the Rothschilds, a reference to the president’s past employment with the investment bank, became a fixture of the demonstrations. In February, several Yellow Vest protesters—since disavowed by the movement—assaulted the Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut on the doorstep of his Paris home, yelling, “You will die,” “Zionist turd” and “France is for us.”
“When there is a world-wide economic and social malaise, people look for scapegoats—and the Jews have always served as scapegoats,” said Francis Kalifat, the president of CRIF, the council uniting France’s Jewish institutions. “Anti-Semitism creates bridges between the far right and the far left: They have such a hatred in common that they come together.” more …
Opinion: The headline “44% of Young European Jews Face Anti-Semitic Harassment” on July 5, was carried by EU and Israeli websites but was barely mentioned in the US, where racism is a constant topic. Why is that?
With the exception of 3 anti-Semitic freshman US Congresswomen, the US is far more concerned with a basket of politicized phobias, including Islamophobia, Homophobia, Transphobia, Xenophobia and Misogyny. Political correctness still dictates the agenda and since 90% of print news is controlled by 6 corporations: Comcast, Disney, Newscorp, Time Warner, Viacom and CBS, a centre-right view like Fox is all but drowned out.
In our June 22, post: “UK RABBI: Rise In Antisemitism Today Similar To Holocaust Era”, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks expressed his shock that when he visited Poland, he found that Warsaw Ghetto was located in the center of town.
“Try to imagine 400,000 Hindus or Sikhs imprisoned within ghetto walls in the middle of London,” Sacks said. “Imagine people passing those walls every day, knowing that behind them, thousands were dying or being sent to their deaths, and no one said a word. How did it happen?”
“It happened because, in the 19th century, in the heart of emancipated Europe, antisemitism, once dismissed as a primitive prejudice of the Middle Ages, was reborn.”
“That is where we are today,” he emphasized. “Within living memory of the Holocaust, antisemitism has returned exactly as it did in the 19th century, just when people had begun to feel that they had finally vanquished the hatreds of the past.”
Bible prophecy tells that this time it will be worse, but with a better ending. As the world moves along the Bible’s timeline, the closer we get to Jeremiah 30:7 Jacob’s persecution will necessarily increase until Jesus Himself intervenes:
“Alas! For that day is great,
So that none is like it;
And it is the time of Jacob’s trouble,
But he shall be saved out of it.”
Thanks to Mike for sending this article in.