The delusional paranoia of anti-Semitism

A reader sent me a truly excellent article by Alan Caruba, writing at Canada Free Press, that tackles the resurgence of an obsession with Jews as “the other,” bent in some unnamable way on world domination or destruction:

With the advent of the two most holy days of the Jewish lunar calendar, Rosh Hashanah, the “New Year”, followed in ten days by Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, it’s a good time to visit the subject of why Jews are universally the subject of hatred and fear.

A recent issue of The Economist had an article titled “Taming Leviathan” that purported to say the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) wielded such power politically in Washington that it lives “up to their critic’s darkest fears.”

Do these “darkest fears” merely reflect the growing anti-Semitism in Great Britain where the editorial offices of the magazine are located? Or are these the same dark fears that 300 million Arabs in 22 nations have of six million Israeli Jews because they have the temerity to want to live in a land their ancestors called home more than three millennia ago?

The world’s obsession with this minority, reduced by six million in Europe in the last century’s Nazi genocide, defies any rational explanation and is buried deep in the collective psyche of other religions.

Read the rest here.  Incidentally, the “other religions” to which Caruba refers boil down to one:  Islam.

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  • Alan Caruba

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  • Cappy

    L’Shana Tova, and a Happy 5768 to all. As an American I haven’t needed to care a fig what any or all British or European Jew haters think. Other Jews haven’t had to since 1948.