In the wake of the Israel-Hamas conflict, anti-Semitic incidents have occurred around the world. While Jewish Americans are literally being attacked in the streets as the media wants to play the blame game.
- Israel is protesting China state television’s usage of anti-Semitic stereotypes in their coverage while Pakistan’s foreign minister made the same claims in a CNN interview, saying Israel has “deep pockets” and control the media.
- An increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the United Kingdom in the wake of the latest Israel-Hamas conflict led to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Keir Starmer to release statements standing in solidarity with the UK’s Jewish population.
- In Florida, harassment, vandalism, and assault of Jewish residents has caused synagogues and other Jewish institutions to boost its security protocols.
- Most shockingly, Jews were chased, beaten, and attacked with fireworks in New York City yesterday, as pro-Palestinian groups roamed the streets “in search of Zionists”, with The Jewish Press providing a list of recent anti-Semitic protests and attacks in the United States.
- New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait, rather than identify and focus on the problem of Jewish Americans being beaten in the streets of New York City, decided it was an appropriate time to chastise conservatives for what he considers equating anti-Israel statements with anti-Semitism.
- CNN reported on an attack of Jewish diners at a Los Angeles restaurant and the Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
- The New York Times reported on the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic attacks in Europe as the Israel-Hamas conflict flared over the past two weeks, highlighting the efforts critics of Israel are taking to make the distinction between anti-Israel protests and crimes committed against Jewish people.
- Conservative blog RedState reported on the attacks on Jewish Americans in New York City, saying the ceasefire agreed to by Israel and Hamas “apparently” “doesn’t apply to rioters in New York City.” In a separate post, the site lauded Facebook for refusing to bow to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s protestation of AIPAC’s quoting Omar in a Facebook ad she calls a threat.
- The Daily Wire focused on the White House’s response to the Israel-Hamas conflict and the resulting anti-Semitism that has spread in the western world, emphasizing Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s acknowledgement that the Biden administration will continue to engage Iran despite its financial and material support for Hamas and other terrorist organizations.
- Elections and campaign lawyer Dan Backer wrote in Townhall.com that anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment extends far beyond Muslim extremism, saying the loudest voices of the Democratic Party, the “squad” and Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, have used anti-Semitic rhetoric while the media’s reaction to the destruction of a building housing Hamas as well as the Associated Press shows its bias.
© Dallas Gerber, 2021