During FDR’s presidency in 1939, the United States turned away a ship of 900 German Jews. The luckiest St. Louis passengers were sent to Great Britain, all but one survived the war there. The rest went to the Netherlands, Belgium, and France — all countries that would later be invaded by the Nazis and their Jews sent to the camps. 254 of the passengers on the St. Louis died in the Holocaust.
Shortly afterward, Congress rejected a bill to allow 20,000 Jewish children to come to the U.S. for safety during the Holocaust.
Now years later, the Democratic party, inspired by FDR and bringing his Green New Deal to life, is ironically once again during a time when Antisemitism is at the highest rates since the 1970s, not just in the United States but across the globe. The Democratic Advocates of the Green New Deal are also the same people who support the antisemitic movement, BDS, to isolate Israel economically. Worst yet, Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, who has a sizeable Jewish Population within her district, failed to vote at all.
On September 16, 2020, 162 Democrats went on record and voted against the Republican Amendment to include Antisemitism in the Equality and Inclusion Enforcement Act. It still passed thanks to the Republicans.
The Guardian just reported that nearly two-thirds of young American adults do not know that 6 million Jews were killed during the Holocaust. More than one in 10 believe Jews caused the Holocaust, a new survey has found, revealing shocking levels of ignorance about the greatest crime of the 20th century.
Here are some recent events that are driving this record high level of antisemitism across the globe.
The Holocaust is a Hoax?!
This past week, in Iceland, a book calling the Holocaust a Hoax was published. The Head of Association of Icelandic Book Publishers defends the decision to allow ‘The Hoax of the Twentieth Century’ to be published, citing ‘freedom of the press and expression.’ I wonder if China is influencing Iceland, given their particular interest in Iceland’s geothermal energy know-how.
The U.K. Labour Party
In October 2020, the U.K.’s human rights watchdog found Labour to be “responsible for unlawful acts of harassment and discrimination.”
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) investigation identified serious failings in leadership and an inadequate handling of antisemitism complaints. The report went on to say the party was responsible for three breaches of the Equality Act: political interference in antisemitism complaints, failure to provide adequate training to those handling antisemitism complaints, and harassment.
While The Labour Party suspended Jeremy Corbyn, that same weekend, a “peaceful protest” was organized called “I stand with Jeremy Corbyn”. Letters have been signed to reinstate Jeremy.
Last week, a shooting attack took place at several sites Monday evening in central Vienna, including in the area of a synagogue and the Jewish community’s offices, killing up to seven people, according to Austrian media reports prompting a large-scale police operation.
In France, Islamists have declared war on France, Jewish community leader says following fatal church stabbings. Gil Taieb, the vice president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, made the comments Thursday in reference to the beheading of one woman and the fatal stabbing of two others outside the Notre Dame church of the Mediterranean coastal city.
In response to a teacher’s beheading shocks the country, Tens of thousands rally in France after French Jewish groups called on their supporters to join the rally, which focused on safeguarding freedom of expression. But the Jewish groups said it should also call attention to the threat of Islamic terrorism in France.
And in the United States
Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a “streak of anti-Semitic discrimination” with a recent crackdown on religious gatherings to reduce the state’s coronavirus infection rate. Cuomo’s statements and actions were painful for residents in an area north of New York City where a man invaded a Hanukkah celebration in December and stabbed or slashed five people, the lawsuit said. Grafton Thomas awaits trial after pleading not guilty.
During the memorialization of the mass shooting of the Tree of Life Synagogue, Bend the Arc, a toxic leftist group backed by Soros’ son, hijacked the memorialization by an alt-righter to push an anti-Israel and anti-Jewish agenda. And who better to invite to that kind of circus than Senator Bernie Sanders. Sanders delivered, bashing Israel and insisting that the shooting of 11 Jews wasn’t really about Jews, but about “multiracial democracy” and “immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ people.
It’s vile and routine for Sanders, who has repeatedly enabled the world’s worst antisemites and brought them into his campaign. Meanwhile, the same organizations that attack any critics of George Soros will remain silent about this ugliness.”
How President Trump has been fighting Antisemitism
Our president recognizes Anti-Semitic incidents have increased since 2013, and students, in particular, continue to face anti-Semitic harassment in schools and on university and college campuses; On December 11, 2019, Trump recognized antisemitism was on the rise and signed an executive order to combat antisemitism, making antisemitism illegal under Title VI.
President Trump has brokered an agreement to stabilize relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sudan, and Israel — the first such agreement between Israel and a major Arab country(s) since 1994!
He also kept his promise to Open the U.S. Embassy In Jerusalem, Israel.
In 2018, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the United Nations Human Rights Council due to its well-established pattern of anti-Israel bias and membership rules that allow the election of the World’s worst human rights abusers to seats on the Council, including Cuba, Russia, Venezuela, and China.