#11, Samy: Anti-Semitism is on the rise? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Thomas Jackson
    • 11.05.07 | 09:47 (IDT)

    Samy, I agree with your idea that the actions of Abe Foxman and the ADL are often (not always) so clumsy, overly aggressive, or poorly aimed that they have the effect of increasing rather than combatting ill feeling toward Jews. There's little that riles citizens of a free society more than the feeling that their opinions are being unduly suppressed or that they are unfairly being made a target. This is true even of the overwhelming majority of humankind who deeply sympathize with living Jews who suffered personal tragedy because of the Holocaust and who, as a people, have endured an almost inconceivable trauma. However, I don't think Foxman and his escapades are a really significant factor in the apparent worldwide rise of ant-Semitism. By far the most important cause of that ominous phenomenon is the Israeli policies toward Palestine and Lebanon, which are self-destructive by any rational account.

    from the article: ADL urges Pope to suspend Pius sainthood over Holocaust inaction
    First published 00:00 11.05.07 | Last updated 00:00 11.05.07
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