The international community’s response to Hamas must be steadfast: We will reject you as long as you engage in terror, deny Israel’s right to exist, and express hatred toward the Jewish people
Jonathan A. Greenblatt
Jonathan A. Greenblatt is CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League.
We must stand up to remind the Trump Administration and the world – once we were strangers, too. And we must do better.
Abbas' invocation of an anti-Semitic blood libel caught the headlines, but there were other equally provocative elements to the PA president’s speech to cheering EU legislators.
Israel’s own policies, ceding control of Jewish life in Israel to the ultra-Orthodox, legitimatize the now-commonplace defamation of Reform Jews by Haredi leaders.
Just as anti-Semitism was behind America’s denial of refuge to Jews in the 1930s and 40s, Islamophobia undergirds much of the anti-refugee sentiment today. It was wrong then, just as it is wrong today.
How would Rabin have dealt with the challenge of the extremism that still burns within Israeli society—the same extremism that struck him down?